Dear Parents,

Student Protest

With regard to today’s student protest Cork Education and Training Board can confirm that school management has closely examined the circumstances surrounding the protest that took place.The school is liaising with both parents and students regarding the circumstances and are satisfied that the issue is being been dealt with internally under the school’s Code of Behaviour. Cork ETB and the school pride ourselves on our positive relationships with students, staff and parents and we will continue to ensure that this is always the case.

School Car park

Parents are asked to note that following consultation with our staff, Board of Management and Parents Council the school is introducing a new access system for our school car park. This will start next Monday 15 November. The details are as follows:

• From 8.30am to 9.10am Monday to Friday the school car park will be entry only. The exit lane from the car park will be closed at these times.
• From 3.30pm to 4.10pm Monday to Thursday and 12.30pm to 1.10 pm on Friday the school car park will be exit only. The entry lane to the school car park will be closed at these times.
• Appropriate bollards and signage will be in place.
• The proposal will be trialled from Monday 15 November to Friday 17 December (5 weeks) with feedback sought from stakeholders the week beginning Monday 13 December.

Parents will receive reminder texts this evening, Sunday evening and Monday morning before school. We ask please that parents co-operate fully with the new procedures which are being introduced to ensure added safety for our students when accessing the school grounds.

Agreed Report 

Please click on the link below to view the Agreed Report from the Glanmire Community College Board of Management meeting on Monday 08 November 2021.

Items on the report include:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • School Policies
  • School Building
  • Finance
  • Risk

We would like to thank the members of our Board for their continued commitment to the school and their interest in ensuring GCC continues to grow and prosper into the future.

Agreed Report for the BOM Meeting Monday 8 November 2021

GCC Strategic Plan Interim Report

Please see the link below to our GCC Strategic Plan interim review report. Please feedback any comments you may have through our dedicated email by Monday 22 November 2021.

GCC Strategic Plan Year 1 & 2 Implementation Assessment October 2021


Green Schools

Having successfully been awarded our Green Schools Flag after 3 years of hard work by students and staff, raising awareness, reducing and managing litter and waste, and promoting a more sustainable school campus, will lead us to our next theme; water conservation. Water is one of the core themes of the Green-Schools programme. The Water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools and at home.

To initiate this campaign green schools committee member Ciara Fitzpatrick (transition year) has designed and created a beautiful piece of art, conveying a strong message that will be shared among the school community to raise awareness to promote this theme.


Science of Learning Seminar

On November 4th and 5th, all of our 3rd year students attended ‘the science of learning study seminar’ with Ms. Madden and Ms McKenna. Each workshop ran for 2-hours and gave students an opportunity to delve deeper into how learning happens, the impact of paying attention on learning, how their memories work, why they forget things and how processing too much information too quickly causes cognitive overload.

Students then explored two highly effective study techniques, spaced practice and retrieval practice. They were given the opportunity to apply this knowledge of how learning happens, to reflect on themselves as a learner and plan for meaningful change in how they approach and tackle study.

Thank you to each student for their wonderful participation and engagement throughout the seminar. Thank you to Ms. Madden and Ms. McKenna for designing and delivering the course and Mr. Baldwin for organising the event.


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)