Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,


A meeting of the Misneach group took place today Friday 14 January at 1pm in the multi-purpose room. Misneach is a Glanmire Community College initiative aimed at promoting a more inclusive and integrative school community that celebrates, supports and challenges all groups within our school. The focus of this meeting was to determine the mission statement and goals the Misneach group propose to achieve during this academic year.


4th Year TY Trip to Delphi

Please click on the link below to view important information for parents regarding the 4th Year TY trip to the Delphi Resort. A hard copy of the letter was distributed to 4th Year students this morning.

Delphi Letter 14 January 2022


Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) Scheme

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.

If any student wishes to make an application to this scheme please access the link below for further information (application forms, criteria and relevant dates) and speak to your guidance or learning support teacher.

DARE Scheme Information


Agreed Board of Management Report

Please click here to view the Agreed Report from our Board of Management meeting on Monday 10 January 2022.


Option Subject Information Session for Leaving Cert

Please click on the link below to view the Option Subject Information Session for Leaving Cert presentation last night for our TY students and 3rd years progressing to 5th Year.

Option Subject Information



School Car Park 

Following the introduction of a new access system for our school car park we surveyed members of our school community for their feed back. Parents are asked to note that:

  • 100% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed that the new car park system has ensured added safety for our students when accessing the school grounds
  • 100% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed that would like to see the new entry & exit system continue in the New Year

Therefore, the new access system will continue to be operated for the remainder of the school year. We thank all our parents for your cooperation in following the measures introduced.


Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling (SSPS) Report

Parents are asked to note that the school received this week, the report for factual verification of the SSPS visit undertaken by the inspectorate in GCC back in October. As anticipated the draft report indicated the school is fully compliant with regard to Covid and Child Protection protocols.

Student Absence

A reminder to parents to provide a written explanation in the school journal when your child returns to school following an absence.


Transition Year Pupil Parent Teacher (PPT) Meeting

Parents of 4th Year students are reminded that our 4th Year PPT meeting planned for Thursday 20 January will not be held face to face. As with all our PPT meetings this year to date, feedback will be provided to parents via the mechanism of additional reporting.



Parents are asked to note that it is our intention to hold traditional pre-examinations for 3rd Year & 6th Year students. A final decision will be taken in the coming weeks and will as always be subject to the advice and direction of the DES, Cork ETB and Public Health. While we have previously managed to run timetabled exams (for one year group) based in classrooms, doing so for 2 year group will be logistically challenging and may necessitate the use of the PE Hall or other suitable areas.

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)