Dear GCC Parents, Guardians & Students

GCC Retirement

We wish to announce that our Deputy Principal Seanie McGrath has informed the school and Cork ETB of his intention to retire after many years of outstanding service to GCC. We are so grateful to Seanie for the incredible support he has continually provided to students, staff and parents during his two stints in the school. We will miss the energy and expertise he has offered in so many different facets of school life, most especially in the area of Teaching & Learning. Seanie is immersed in every aspect of what is best about the school and has been an essential contributor to the continued growth and success of GCC. We look forward to continuing to work with Seanie over the next 6 months before he retires on 31 August.

ETB Ethos

Please note that there is now a link on our website homepage to access the Cork ETB ethos homepage.  Click on the Ethos icon on the top right hand corner to view.  Please see picture below.

Healthy Habits – A Guide for Parents’ on Key Health Messages for Teenagers

Please click on the link below to view the 2024 updated HSE Information Leaflet for our parent/guardian community on topical health information including Vaping, SunSmart and Dental Health.This leaflet contains up to date, reliable information on a wide range of topics, with relevant links to websites endorsed by the HSE.

HSE Healthy Habits Leaflet for Parents Post-Primary

GCC Ski Trip 2025 

Glanmire Community College is planning to organize a Transition Year Ski Trip to Austria or Italy in January/ February 2025. Please click on the following link to see details of cost and how to apply.

Application form Ski Trip 2025

Parents of our current 3rd Year students are asked to please note the following:

  • There are a limited amount of places and if your application is successful then two non-refundable deposits are required to confirm your place.
  • We are not able to book a place on the ski trips we organise for any student that has not paid two deposits in full.
  • The school is conscious of the considerable cost to parents of school trips. Students who travel on the Ski trip in January/February will not be permitted to travel on our main TY trip (normally to a European Capital) later in the school year.

GCC Ski Trip, Pinzolo, Italy February 2024

O Crualaoi – Price Increase

Our GCC school canteen service provider O Crualaoi have notified the school of a price increase which will take effect from next Monday 26 February. O Crualaoi have made every effort over recent months to maintain their current level of pricing but with constant increases in the food and staffing costs, they were left with no choice but to implement these small changes. Please click on the link below for details. O Crualaoi have been our GCC canteen service provider for nearly 5 years and we look forward to continuing working closely with them.

GCC Canteen Price List Feb 2024

GCC Staff Development Day

Parents are reminded that GCC is holding a Staff Development Day on Friday 15 March 2024 which will focus on teaching and learning strategies that impact positively on student learning experiences and students outcomes. This will necessitate the closure of the school for the full day to students.

Activities of the week 26th February- 1st March

Please click  here to view the planned school activities for the week Monday 26th February- Friday 1st March 2024.

Review of the week 

Please click hereto see the review of last week’s activites

GCC Well read initiative parents book review

As part of our school and community wide well read initiative Sara Spalding, mother of Owen Williams TY has completed a book review.  Please click here to view

Glashaboy Flood Relief Works Update – R639 Hazelwood Junction

Please click on the link below to view an update on the continuing works as part of the Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme. Sorensen are currently working on a number of areas, including the area at the Hazelwood Junction/R639.

Glashaboy Flood Relief Works Update – R639 Hazelwood Junction

GCC 2nd Year Pupil Parent Teacher (PPT) Meeting 

Our 2nd Year PPT meeting takes place on Tuesday 27 February from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. Please click on the link below for all the details:

GCC 2nd Year PPT Meeting Tuesday 27 February 2024 – Glanmire Community College (

ETB Week 2024

ETB Week is taking place next month from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March. Please click on the link to view some of the initiatives that ETBI are running this year:

ETB Week 2024 – Website

GCC Upcoming Calendar Events 

Date   Event   Time  
Tuesday 27 February PPT Meeting for 2nd Year students 4.15pm – 6.45pm
Wednesday 6 March GCC Staff Meeting 4.00pm – 5.50pm
Monday 11 March GCC BOM Meeting
Monday 11 March GCC PPT Meeting for 1st
Year students
4.15pm – 6.45pm
Monday 11 March GCC Parents Council Meeting @ 7.30pm
Friday 15 March GCC Staff Development Day School closed to all Students
Monday 18 March St Patricks Day Bank Holiday School Closed
Friday 22 March Easter Holidays Mon 25 Mar – Fri 5 Apr


We hope you have a nice r
GCC Senior Management
Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Caroline Byrne (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)