Dear Parents,
GCC First Year Reading Intervention 2023Information for Parents

Due to school closures during the pandemic, our first year students have missed out on developing some literacy skills in reading and writing that are essential for their academic success at secondary school. As a school, we have identified this issue, researched best practice and are putting in place a first year reading intervention to assist our students to get back on track and set them up for success going forward. Students will be assessed before February mid-term break to assess where they are with their reading comprehension skills. The whole first year cohort will then embark on a reading intervention which will run from after February midterm break to the end of the first term in second year. Please click on the following links to view  details of the initiative.

Document A is an outline of the rationale, plan and information on the Reading Testing for parents:

Literacy Initiative – Information for Parents

Document B is a simpler one-pager outlining the intervention:

Literacy Intervention- One-pager for parents

Cork-born poet EileánChuilleanáin visits Glanmire Community College 

GCC was honoured to welcome Cork born poet Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin who spoke to 5th Year English Cert students on Thursday. President Michael D. Higgins once said of Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin: “Eiléan’s poems have, at their heart, an instinctive understanding of the importance of indicating the right of each individual mind to reflect on and see the world in its own way”.

When reminded of this, the Cork-born poet, who recently turned 80, says “All my writing life I have been accused of being rather obscure, and then people who wanted to put it nicely said that I was mysterious, and I think what it is, is that when I want to write about something it is because it’s a mystery to me, and I think maybe I can make this a little bit clearer.”

Eilean Ni Chuilleainain read a number of Leaving cert poems, inclusing “Street”, “The Bend in the Road”, Translations” and “On Lacking the Killer Instinct”.

School Musical 2023 

We would like to congratulate all our staff and students on their outstanding production of our school musical Beauty and the Beast. We were so delighted to welcome back live performances to GCC following a 3 year absence. The atmosphere has
been electric around the school this week in the build-up and it has been wonderful to see all the hard work, dedication and fun rewarded.

We would particularly like to express our gratitude to Nicola and the team of staff involved in the production of our
School Musical. We are so appreciative of the commitment required and the immense positive impact it has on students who are involved. We would also like to thank teachers and staff from our practical departments who have been selfless in the
support given to the production. The quality of the stage design, costumes and props is of the highest order. The musical is always a highlight in our school calendar and we wish everyone well with tonight’s final performance.

Munster Senior Camogie Final 

We would like to wish our Senior Camogie team all the best in tomorrow’s Munster Final. All roads lead to Kilmacthomas for the 1pm throw in.

Pre Examinations 2023

On behalf of our staff, students and parents, we would like to wish our 3rd & 6th Year students well in their Pre-Exams starting next Monday for 6th Years and Wednesday for 3rd Years. Details of our Pre-Examinations timetable for 3rd and 6th Years as well guidelines for students is available here:

Pre Exams Timetables 2023 – Glanmire Community College (

GCC TY Ski Trip 2024 Application Form

Glanmire Community College is planning to organize a Transition Year Ski Trip to Austria or Italy in January/ February 2024. Please click on the following link to see details of cost and how to apply.

Application form Ski Trip 2024

A reminder to parents of our current 3rd Year students that:

  • There are a limited amount of places and if your application is successful then two non-refundable deposits are required to confirm your place.
  • We are not able to book a place on the ski trips we organise for any student that has not paid two deposits in full.
  • The school is conscious of the considerable cost to parents of school trips. Students who travel on the Ski trip in January/February will not be permitted to travel on our main TY trip (normally to a European Capital) later in the school year.

Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Friday 27 January GCC School Musical @7.30pm
Saturday 28 January Munster Senior Camogie Final @1pm
Monday 30 January Pre Examinations – 6th Year Mon 30 Jan – Fri 10 Feb
Monday 30 January TY Work Experience Mon 30 Jan – Fri 10 Feb
Wednesday 1 February Pre Examinations – 3rd Year Wed 1 Feb – Fri 10 Feb
Monday 6 February Bank Holiday School Closed
Saturday 11 February Assessment of Incoming 1st Years 23/24 9.30am – 12.30pm

GCC Twitter Updates 

To view a selection of updates from our co-curricular and extra curricular activities across the school please click on the following link. Items include our Carbon Club, 3rd Year Wood Technology, Irish Guide Dog, 1st & 2nd Year girls basketball, GCC soccer and the GCC Hall of Fame

GCC Twitter Updates Friday 27 January 2023 – Glanmire Community College (

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)