Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,
Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice and Climate Biodiversity
Congratulations to Young Environmentalists 2023, All Ireland winners Aisling O Sullivan, Toby Tangney, Ciara Worley, and Adam Hayes who have been invited to speak at the Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice and Climate Biodiversity on Thursday 26 October 2023. Please click on the link below for further details:
Peer Instructional Conferencing and Coaching Programme
Pictured below at the inaugural ETBI Peer Instructional Conferencing and Coaching Programme in Carlow were GCC staff members Susan Casey, Clare Madden & Ronan McCarthy. Please click on the following link for a detailed overview of the programme.
Parents Guide to VSware
Please click on the link below to view an updated VSware Guide for parents, focusing on downloading and accessing the App on mobile devices. We will refer to this at our First-Year parents information evening in the B Block Social Area next Monday 25 September at 7.30pm. First Year parents will have received a text on Friday 22 September with usernames.
GCC Music students
GCC Activities of the Week
Please click on the following link to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 25 September 2023:
GCC Information Briefing for Parents of 1st Year Students
Our GCC Information Briefing for Parents of 1st Year Students takes place on Monday evening 25 September at 7.30pm in the B Block Social Area. Among the speakers on the night will be our Year Head for 1st Year Ms McCormack as well as the Deputy Principal overseeing the 1st Year group Ms Byrne. Topics to be discussed will include:
- Role of the Class Teacher, Year Head and Pastoral Care Team
- Procedures and support for students
- Additional Learning Needs
- Restorative Practice
- My Brain & Me – The Science of Learning
- Teaching & Learning
- Parents’ Survey
To facilitate attendance at the GCC Parents Council AGM, the briefing will finish not later than 8.30pm. We look forward to meeting parents on Monday evening.
GCC Parents Council AGM
The AGM of this years Parents Council will be held at 8.30pm on Monday 25 September immediately after the information meeting for parents of 1st year students. The GCC Parents’ Council always welcomes new members and we encourage parents to support its work.
Our GCC Parent Council meetings usually take place on the same dates as our Board of Management meetings. The dates for our remaining BOM meetings are:
- Monday 6 November 2023
- Monday 8 January 2024
- Monday 11 March 2024
- Monday 13 May 2024
GCC Ski Trip 2024
Please click on the following link to view a draft itinerary for our school ski trip in late January 2024. Our group of approximately 40 students and 5 teachers will travel to the Pinzolo, a beautiful village situated in Val Rendena in Italy. The ski area offers a large number of pistes for skiers of different levels and experience and is served by modern lift facilities. Please click on the link below for further information.
|Monday 25 September||Briefing Session for parents of 1st Year students||7.30p.m|
|Monday 25 September||GCC Parents Council AGM||8.30pm|
|Friday 29 September||Whole School JCT Day||School closed to students|
|Monday 2 October||School closed|
GCC Senior Management