Dear Parents,

Agreed Report from the Glanmire Community College Board of Management meeting on Monday 20 March 2023.

Please click on the link below to view the Agreed Report from the Glanmire Community College Board of Management meeting on Monday 20 March 2023.

Items on the report include:

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

Agreed Report for the BOM Meeting Monday 20 March 2023

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.

Believe Omoregie UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship

Congratulations to GCC past pupil Believe Omoregie who has received a Cothrom na Féinne entrance scholarship to UCD. UCD Entrance Scholars are first-year students recognised for their academic achievement who have achieved 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent second-level examination). These awards are part of a range of UCD initiatives put in place to recognise exceptional students when they join, as well as those who develop their talents while studying at UCD.

French Exchange

G.C.C. and the French department will welcome 30 French students and 3 teachers from Massillon school in Paris on Monday 17 April until Friday 21 April. The students will be off site soaking up our Irish culture and heritage for the majority of their stay but they will also sample the Irish education system similar to the way that our
students sampled the French system when we visited Massillon in January.

The students will shadow their Irish correspondents in classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning (April 17, 18, 19 and 21). A sincere thank you to our staff for welcoming these students into your class and providing them with this opportunity. Our GCC students are very excited about the arrival of their guests and are looking forward to showcasing GCC and everything we have to offer.  Merci a tous! The French Department.

GCC Activities of the Week 

Please click on the following link to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 27 March 2023

Activities of the Week 27th March 2023

LEO (Local Enterprise Office): TY Student Enterprise County Finals UCC

Four TY Mini Companies represented GCC at the recent LEO County Finals. The companies had previously submitted detailed Business Plans outlining all stages of their business from Idea Generation, Market Research, Marketing, Sales etc. Each company set up a stall displaying their products and answered questions from the judges.

Special mention to the Jarz (Holiday Themed Decorative Jars) team of Jack Woods, Jamie Waugh, Alan Browne and Ronan Mulcahy who were awarded first prize in the Sustainability category. Please click on the link below to view details of the different companies and some pictures of their displays.

  • LipScrubs (organic natural lip scrubs) Karolina Wierzbicka and Amy Kozakova.
  • Doggie Delights (Handmade Dog Bandanas) Jack Gaffney, Ronan Twohig and Liam Barry
  • Jarz (Holiday Themed Decorative Jars) Jack Woods, Jamie Waugh, Alan Browne and Ronan Mulcahy
  • Cup Clamp Co Fionn Barry and Tattshin Hui

LEO Finals

Cycle Against Suicide

Following unprecedented demand, Dr Blanaid Gavin has accepted to do a second evening on her talk on ‘Understanding Anxiety in Teenagers’ and ‘Understanding Depression in Teenagers’. Dr. Gavin has also offered to do a talk on ‘Anxiety and Treatment’ with us in April.

We are delighted and honoured that Dr. Blanaid Gavin will be joining us again.

  1. ‘Understanding Anxiety in Teenagers’ with Dr. Blanaid Gavin via zoom on Thursday, March 30th from 7-9pm.
  2. ‘Anxiety and Treatment’ with Dr. Blanaid Gavin via zoom on Thursday, April 20th from 7-9pm

Our Parents Talks are free to parents. Demand is very high and places are limited so we run entry to the talk on a first-come basis. We are unable to provide a recording so please do show on the night. Although we will do our utmost to accommodate everyone, once capacity is reached, we are unable to allow any further entries.

To receive the zoom links to join these upcoming talks, please register at:

Green Schools Presentation/Workshop

Parents are asked to note that our Green Schools committee will be leading presentations/workshops next Monday 27 March for all year groups. This will take place in the multi-purpose room B26.

Pre-Examinations 2023 

Parents of 3rd Year students are asked to note that we continue to wait for a small number of exam scripts sent out for correction for the Pre Exams to be returned. We are sorry that some students have had to wait for an extended period to receive their grades. We continue to be in regular contact with the company providing this service.

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement [JCPA]

Parents are asked to note that the presentation of JCPA certificates to our 2022 Junior Cycle students is planned to take place next Friday 31 March. Details are yet to be finalised but the ceremony is likely to take place for students in school after break time next Friday.

Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Monday 27 March GCC Parents Council meeting @7.30pm
Wednesday 29 March GCC AP1-SMT meeting @4.00pm
Monday 27 March GCC Parents Council meeting @7.30pm
Monday 3 April Easter holidays 2 weeks
Monday 17 April School reopens following Easter
Monday 17 April French exchange students welcomed Mon 17 – Fri 20 April
Thursday 20 April 2023 Staff Meeting 4pm -5.50pm

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)