Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

Sustainable development Goals

The Education and Training Board Ireland ran a national program this week called ‘Mayday 2022’ to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embed them into teaching & Learning across the curriculum. Embedding the SDGs into curriculum is also part of the GCC Environmental /Sustainability policy that has been developed and introduced in March 2022. All the activities and lessons teachers have embedded SDGs into their lessons this week have been circulated and posted here on our twitter page.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Members of our Green Schools Committee; Ronan Kenneally, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Talim Cunningham, & James O’ Sullivan launching the SDG program.


Darkness into Light

Last Saturday 7th May saw the return of DIL to Glanmire. It had been three years since the last time we had gathered as a community to walk in hope, unity and solidarity from the darkness and into the light. The community of Glanmire Community College and the wider community joined together to remember those we have lost and to spread a message of hope, light and life to all who are struggling. The DIL Committee would like to wholeheartedly thank all those who supported this very important fundraiser – thank you to those who registered,  to those who helped with the set up and the clear up. It is a big undertaking and the committee are very grateful to anyone who helped in any way. WE WALK IN THE DARKNESS SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT SEE THE LIGHT. Please click on the link below to view a video with footage from the event.


Vex Robotics World Championships (Dallas)

We would like to welcome back our Vex Robotics team from Dallas Texas. The team narrowly missed out on the knock out stages. They finished 44th, top half of their division and the highest ever finish by an Irish team. It was a fantastic achievement for the students and the school and a wonderfull experience also. 


Cork U16 girls Camogie

A huge congratulations to Cork U16 camogie team who were crowned  Munster U16 Champions for 2022 with a win over Tipperary with a score of 2-18 to 3-06. GCC had 5 students representing Cork which we are very proud of as a school. Well done to our students and the whole team!
  • Laura Dunlea (3rd year Blaithin)
  • Kate Fennessy (3rd year Fionnain)
  • Sinead Hurley (TY Niamh)
  • Ciara Rice (TY Niamh)
  • Nessa Treasy (TY Niamh)

Cork U16 team celebration their victory


Erins Own Girls U-15 team

Congratulations to Erins Own Girls U-15 team who won the recent Cork Feile competition in Mourneabbey and will be going ahead to All Ireland competition in Kildare in July.

Boys U17 Soccer

Our U17’s boys are into the Cork Cup semi final after a 5-3 victory v Carrigaline Community School today. A hatrick from Daniel Leonard and goals from Sam McNamara and Zach O’Sullivan secured the win. Many thanks to Riverstown FC for the use of Gaca which was in beautiful condition. GCC will now play the winners of Cristian Brothers and Crosshaven Community School in the semi-final. Thanks to Mr. Woods and Mr. Mylod for their coaching expertise.

GCC U17 Boys Soccer Team



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)