Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

GCC Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026

Our GCC Strategic Plan 2023 to 2026 was officially launched on Wednesday by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Kieran McCarthy.

Forward planning is essential to give GCC the best opportunity for sustained and continued success. Many of the projects which the school has introduced over the last 3 years such as My Brain & Me, our school therapist and our all-weather pitch & walkway development were identified as priorities in our last Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022. This plan is totally representative of the ideas and thoughts of our stakeholders and will serve the school very well going forward. A link to the Strategic Plan is below:

GCC Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026

On behalf of all in our school community we would like to thank all who have invested an incredible amount of work over the last number of months, in particular, the members of our Strategic Planning Steering Committee. As a school we have consulted widely and deeply with all of our stakeholders in an open and inclusive way. We are sure this work will continue to be transformational for the school and we look forward to seeing the school continue to thrive in the coming months and years

Lord Mayor’s Visit 

On Wednesday 4 October the Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Kieran McCarthy visited GCC with Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty. After being welcomed to the school the Lord Mayor was entertained by our GCC musicians under the direction of Ms Mannix. The Lord Mayor then heard from our Young Environmentalists team about their All Ireland winning project. Councillor Kieran McCarthy then addressed our 1st Year students and gave them the opportunity to ask questions. Please click on the link below to see some photos from the visit

GCC Lord Mayors Visit October 2023

Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran McCarthy

GCC Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Parents are asked to note that the school has received its Safe Routes to School outline delivery plan which includes, as an appendix, the results of the parent survey conducted as part of the SRTS process. The design and implementation of the proposed elements is the responsibility of Cork City Council. Now that the delivery plan has been received by Cork City Council, this will be developed into a preliminary design and a cost estimate prepared by consultants for City Council and submitted to the NTA for approval to proceed to the planning stage.

GCC Safe Routes to School

GCC Activities of the Week

Please click here to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 9th October 2023

October Assessments

Please note that teachers have been asked to ensure that results from October Assessments are entered into VSWare on or before Monday 23 October 2023.

Information Note for Parents & Guardians of Junior Cycle Students

Please click on the following link to view an Information Note for parents or guardians of Junior Cycle students which provides some useful information regarding the changes made to the Junior Cycle Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting since the implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle.

Information Note for Parents & Guardians of Junior Cycle Students – Glanmire Community College (

GCC Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Thursday 12 October GCC Open Evening 6:30-9:00pm. School finishes at 12:30pm
Friday 20 October Closing Date for Receipt of Applications to 1st Year and Other Groups Link closes at midnight
Friday 27 October Mid Term Break
Tuesday 7 November 3rd Year PPT meeting 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Monday 6 to Friday 10  November Stand Up Week (LGBTQIA+ awareness week)
Wednesday 15 November Culture Day

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)