Dear Parents & Students,

Review of School Policies – Child Protection & Anti-Bullying

The school is required to review our Child Protection Policy and our Anti-Bullying Policy on an annual basis. As part of this process we are asking staff, parents and students to review the following documents and to feedback through our dedicated email address Links are provided to the relevant documents:

• Review of Child Protection Policy October 2021

Review of Child Protection Policy October 2021 Review of Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Template October 2021

• Review of Child Protection Safeguarding Statement October 2021

Review of Child Safeguarding Statement October 2021

• Review of Risk Assessment October 2021

Review of Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Template October 2021

Review of Anti-Bullying Policy

Review of Anti-Bullying-Policy Review October 2021

Please email any comments you might have to our email by close of business Wednesday 3 November 2021. The policy will be presented to our BOM for sign off at its next meeting on Monday 8 November 2021

October Assessments 

Parents are asked to note that entry of October Assessment results will be completed by staff on VSware today, Friday 22 October. We expect that results will be available for parents to access next week beginning Monday 25 October.

Please on the here for a guide on accessing term reports

CAT Assessments 

This morning, Friday 22 October all our 1st Year students underwent their CAT Assessments. These assessments were postponed from last February. The data from the CAT assessments is important in identifying the strengths of our students and developing the profile of the children as learners. Please click on the link below to view some information on the process. We aim to carry out similar testing with our senior cycle groups (4th Year & 5th Year) next term.


The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)

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.

UCC’s Disability Support Service has organised a live online advice clinic to disseminate information on the DARE application process. Parents/prospective students/guidance counsellors and other interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to get advice on applying for the DARE scheme.

Please see the dates and times below which will include a presentation giving an overview of the DARE scheme, and an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards.

For booking this event, and further information please click on the link below:

Vex Robotics 

Glanmire Community College would like to thank Glanmire Credit Union for their ongoing financial support to our VEX robotics team. Our VEX robotics team was very successful last year representing Ireland remotely at the World Championships. This year, with significant support again from Glanmire Credit Union, our VEX team aim to compete at the world competition in Dallas.

Mid-Term Break 

The first term of the school year is now completed. We would like to thank all our staff, students and parents for their continued support over the last 8 weeks. Although we are all now more experienced in dealing with Covid, schools continue to operate in very challenging circumstances. Thanks to your efforts, our school continues to operate safely and successfully. We have another busy and challenging term ahead in the run up to Christmas so we hope all members of our school community take the opportunity to have a well-earned rest over the next 10 days. We hope you have an enjoyable mid-term break.

GCC Senior Management 

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