Dear Parents/Guardians,


Congratulations to the large number of our 5th year students who received their Bronze Gaisce awards. The President’s Award – called Gaisce – is a self-development programme for young people in Ireland between the ages of 15 and 25. The word Gaisce means great achievement. If you achieve an award you get a medal in a presentation box, a certificate signed by the President and a lapel pin. To achieve a Gaisce award, you set a demanding challenge for yourself in 4 different areas of activity:

  • Community involvement – for example, helping older people or learning first aid or lifesaving skills
  • Personal skill – for example, learning a musical instrument, computer skills or driving
  • Physical recreation – for example, swimming, football or tennis
  • Adventure journey – for example, a cycling, canoeing or hiking group trip

1st Year Vaccinations 

We have been contacted by the HSE to inform us that a number of appointments for First Year vaccinations have been sent out for Glanmire Community College and the incorrect date is on the letter. Please note the date for first year vaccinations is TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER in City Hall, Cork. If a parent has already cancelled for any reason they will be rescheduled through Claire O Driscoll in the HSE office on (021) 4225650 .


Congratulations to Cathal O Sullivan 3rd Year Rang Blaithin on his selection for the Irish U-15 team which has travelled to Montenegro to take part in an international tournament and Patryk Swieczka-Andrzejczak Rang Niamh who has travelled to Malta with the Cork City U-16 team.

Cork Education Support Centre (CESC) – Assistive Technology for students with Reading and/or Writing difficulties – Saturday 2 October 2021

This workshop will be facilitated by Deirdre Madden of UCC Disability Support Service. This is aimed at secondary school students with specific learning difficulties that make reading and/or writing difficult (including dyslexia, dyspraxia/DCD, dysgraphia). 5th and 6th class students are also welcome but must be accompanied on the training by a parent/guardian. To sign up please click on the following link:

Covid Protocols

A reminder to parents to keep students at home if they are symptomatic. Symptoms of Covid-19 can include some or all of the following –  fever (temperature of 38◦C or higher), cough, shortness of breath, any loss or change to the senses of smell or taste, headache, sore throat, or a runny nose. Students should not come to school, must self-isolate and contact their GP for advice.

We want to reinforce that all public health guidelines still need to be followed to protect the health of pupils and staff, these include:

  • Wearing face coverings –
  • Cleaning hands regularly
  • Maintaining physical distance from others
  • Wiping down their own desk when class is finished
  • Being mindful of the ventilation of classrooms by opening windows and doors as appropriate

Parents and students are asked to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel.

School Car Park 

Parents are asked to note the school car park is for staff only. Parents are asked not to drive into the school grounds when dropping and collecting students in the mornings and afternoons. Students who drive to school must leave their cars outside the school grounds. We would appreciate your full cooperation with this please.

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)