Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

GCC English Website 

The English department in GCC has launched a dedicated JC English website for our students. Students will need to use their @glanmirecollege Gmail account to access this new teaching resource. Please click HERE to access the site and discover more. A wonderful repository of resources to aid study and revision where we encourage students’ to actively engage in with this unique resource.


Diograis 2022

Parents are asked to note that our Diograis awards ceremony will take place next Friday 13 May. Students who have been nominated for a category award will receive notification via post by midweek next week. Nominees will gather in the PE Hall next Friday morning where the award winners will be announced. Award winners and nominees will be acknowledged on our school website next Friday.

6th Year Graduation

Parents are asked to note that our 6th Year Graduation ceremony will take place as per our agreed calendar on Tuesday 17 May at 7pm. We are proposing to hold the ceremony outdoors. This will allow the full group to graduate together and will enable parents to be present on the evening. In the event of inclement weather it will be necessary to have a contingency plan in place which may require dividing the student group. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this scenario.


School Calendar 2022/2023

Please click on the following link to view the final draft of our school calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. The calendar will be presented to our Board of Management for sign off at its next meeting on Monday 16 May 2022. Parents are asked to note the following additions/amendments:

• A briefing session for parents of 4th Year students on Monday 12 September 2022
• A whole school JCT day on Monday 3 October 2022
• The JCT Cluster Day is taking place on Tuesday 6 December 2022

GCC CALENDAR Final 2022-2023


Summer Exams 2022 

Parents are asked to note that we will  provide details to parents about the format of our Summer House exams as part of our update next week.


ETB Ethos Student Poster competition

Congratulations to Helen Martins, Rang Donncha in 5th year, the winner of our school ETB ethos competition (see poster below). The theme of the competition was to promote the Core values of ETB schools which are; Excellence in Education; Care; Equality; Community and Respect.  In ETB schools, all students are given equal opportunities for enrolment in line with the Education (Admissions to School) Act 2018.  Once enrolled, our schools strive to provide all students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life. In all aspects of school life all members of our school communities are treated equitably regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, age, family status, civil status, membership of the Traveller community, sexual orientation, ability or socio-economic status.


Darkness Into Light

We are only hours away from the 2022 Darkness Into Light walk – The DIL Committee in the school would like to thank the community and the staff for their continued support of the event in the community. In order to successfully and safely run the event in 2022, we are calling on the community and staff to help us to make this possible.

We are still looking for volunteers tomorrow morning early (6th May). We will need volunteers for Stewarding – this is essential as without enough stewards the event cannot take place. We are also looking for volunteers to serve tea and coffee and light refreshments to the walk participants prior to and after the walk.  All help is greatly appreciated. You can email your interest to or DM the Facebook page directly Glanmire Darkness Into Light.


Vex Robotics World Finals

GCC Robotics team students are currently competing at the VRC VEX Robotics World Championships 2022. GCC along with Kinsale CC qualified in February as Ireland’s representatives for this, the world’s biggest Robotics competition. The team, ably led by their dynamic captain, Toby Tangney, will be spending 5 days in Dallas, three of which will be spent pitting their engineering and programming skills against high school teams from around the world, as their robots do battle on the “Tipping Point” game field. Their collective dedication and ambition won them their right to compete, but the support and generosity of the team’s various sponsors are making the dream a reality. Please a quick clip of the opening ceremony introducing the Irish Teams.


ICT Summer Camps
ICT Summer Camps, hosted by the school of Computer Science and Information technology and sponsored by the HEA, is now available for booking.

How to register

Step 1: Make a payment via UCC Online Shop. Step 2: Fill out the registration form. Step 3: You will receive a confirmation email around mid-May.

To Register and for further information please click HERE.


Ladies Football

Congratulations to our first year footballers who enjoyed a great day out in Mallow on Wednesday with Ms O’Sullivan’s team missing out narrowly in the final, and Ms Nagle’s team reaching the semi final. Well done girls!

Ms Shauna O’ Sullivan with her team and their runners up medals


Ms Laura Nagle’s team who reached the semi-final.


We hope you have a nice weekend.

GCC Senior Management

Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Gertie Cahill (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)