Dear GCC Parents, Guardians & Students,

GCC School Musical 2024 – Mary Poppins

We would like to congratulate all our staff and students on their brilliant production of our 2024 GCC school musical Mary Poppins. There has been such a wonderful atmosphere around the school this week in the build-up, and all the hard work, commitment and fun came together with a wonderful opening night performance. As always, we would like to express our gratitude to Ms Nicola Swanton and the team of staff involved in the production of our school musical. We are so appreciative of the commitment required and the immense positive impact it has on students who are involved. We would also like to thank teachers and the staff from our practical departments, caretaking, SNA and office staff who have been so helpful in the support given to the production. As always we are very appreciative of the support of our GCC Parents Council. The quality of singing, stage design, costumes and props were of the highest standard. The musical is always the highlight in our school calendar, and we wish everyone well with tonight’s final performance.

GCC School Musical Mary Poppins

GCC Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities 

Parents are asked to note that we are now back at school three full weeks after the Christmas Break. In that period we have had a French Exchange to Paris, the BT Young Scientists, the GCC School Musical, GCC Health Week, oil painting workshops for TY’s and our GCC Ski Trip starting on Sunday. These are only a sample of the many co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that our students are being afforded through the support of our staff here in GCC. While it is not possible to mention every activity, on behalf of all in our school community we would like to thank our GCC staff for their  commitment and support for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the school which contribute to such a positive and enriching learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom for our students.

GCC Pre Examinations 2024

On behalf of our staff, students and parents, we would like to wish all our 3rd & 6th Year students well in their Pre-Exams starting next Monday. While the school will continue to operate as normal for our 1st, 2nd and 5th Years, we ask that students in these year groups be conscious of the need for calm around the school building so that our exam students have the best opportunity to perform  well in their exams.

GCC TY Work Experience

Our TY students head out on 2 weeks work experience starting next Monday 29 January and we are sure they will find it a very rewarding experience. We have very high expectations of our students in GCC and we highlighted to our students today the importance of representing our school to the best of their ability in the wider community.

Munster Senior Hurling Final

Congratulations to our GCC Senior hurlers who have qualified for the Munster Colleges Final v Kilfinnan which takes place on Saturday week 3 February 2024 at 2.45 on the Fethard 4G pitch.

Cork Minor Camogie

Congratulations to GCC students Laura Dunlea 5th Year Rang Conall, Kate Fennessy 5th Year Rang Nuala and Sinead Hurley 6th Year Rang Criostoir who have been selected on the 2024 Cork Minor Camogie team. Laura has the added honour of captaining the side which she takes over from last year’s captain Sinead.

GCC School Website – Parents Section 

A reminder to parents that the Parents Section of the GCC website is regularly updated and may be a quick and efficient way to access information on items such as:

  • GCC School Calendar
  • GCC Exam Timetables
  • Dates of Pupil/Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Student Personal Accident Claim Forms
  • GCC BOM Agreed Reports
  • GCC Strategic Plan
  • GCC Presentations to Parents, for example, Subject Option Seminars

GCC Staff Development Day

Parents are asked to note that GCC is planning to hold 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.

GCC Assessment for Incoming First Years Saturday 27 January 2024

Our CAT 4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) Assessment for our incoming First Year Students takes place tomorrow Saturday 27 January 2024 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Please click on the following link for further details including some background information on the purpose and use of the CAT 4 Assessment.

Assessment for Incoming First Years Saturday 27 January 2024 – Glanmire Community College (

Register Of Electors 

Please click on the link below to view a letter regarding registration of students on the Register of Electors.

Registration of Students on the Register of Electors

Register of Electors - Offaly County CouncilOffaly County Council

GCC SPHE (Social Personal & Health Education) Programme

Please click on link below to view a letter to parents regarding our Junior Cycle and Transition Year SPHE programme and an upcoming RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) module.

Letter to Parents about RSE_JC_TY_2024_2025

GCC Instagram 

A reminder that our school now has a very active Instagram account where you can follow all the extra curricular activities and achievements of our staff and student bodies.  The Instagram account can be followed by searching for @glanmirecc.

GCC Upcoming Calendar Events 

Date   Event   Time  
Saturday 27 January Entrance Assessment for incoming 1st Years Sept 2024 9.30am – 12.30pm
Saturday 27 January GCC Ski Trip Sat 27 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 2024
Monday 29 January GCC Pre Examinations Mon 29 Jan – Fri 9 Feb 2024
Monday 29 January TY Work Experience Mon 29 Jan – Fri 9 Feb 2024
Monday 5 February Bank Holiday School Closed
Friday 9 February Mid – term Break Mon 12 – Fri 16 Feb 2024


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