Dear Parents,
Assessment Morning for Incoming 1st Years

The assessment morning for incoming 1st year students [September 2023] takes place on Saturday 11 February from 9.30am to 12.30pm in the school PE Hall. Information for parents and students will be shared via our school website towards the middle of next week. Parents who have returned all the required documentation for enrolment and are registered on our VSware system will receive a text notification alerting them to the update.

Staff Development Day

GCC is committed to providing a high-quality educational experience for all its students and seeking excellence in all aspects of school life. Following a tendering process, GCC has engaged the services of Pinta consultants in order to develop a GCC Strategic Plan for the period September 2023 to December 2026. Part of the strategic planning process is a whole school session with staff. To provide adequate time for this to take place the school will be holding a Staff Development Day on Thursday 16 March 2023. This will necessitate the closure of the school for the full day to students.

Review of the Week 

Please click on the following link to view a review of the week Monday 23 January to Friday 27 January. Items reported on include; Well-being mornings, Girls basketball, School Musical, BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2023, GCC Carbon Club and the Munster Colleges Senior D Camogie Final.

Review of the week – 23 Jan to 27 Jan

Activities of the Week 

Please click on the following link to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 6 February.

Activities of the Week 7 Feb

Online Free Internet Safety Talk for Parents 

Parents are invited to a Free Internet Safety Talk on Tuesday 7 February @ 7.30pm. Please click on the following link for further details:

TM Internet day

Barnados and ETB Webinar Invite for Parents

Title “Supporting Teenagers to have positive experiences online while taking responsibility for their “online footprint” .”

The aim of this webinar is to provide information for parents/guardians to help support their teenager as they navigate their life in an online world. On a day to day basis young people are accessing information on the internet, creating and updating their social media profiles, sharing personal information, pictures and videos, gaming and participating in online groups who have shared interests.

Click here to register

Celebrating St Bridget with a School Display

Display adjacent to the B-Block Social Area

First Year Well Being Morning

Rang Cathal enjoyed a walk to the Church and some down time for reading at the library.

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

Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Tue 7 – Fri 10 February Pre Examinations – 3rd Year & 6th Year Timetable
Mon 6 February Bank Holiday School Closed
Sat 11 February Assessment of Incoming 1st Years 23/24 9.30am – 12.30pm
Mon 13 – Fri 17
Mid-term break School Closed
Tue 28 February PPT Meeting for 2nd Year students 4.15pm – 6.45pm
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GCC Twitter Updates 

We hope you have a nice (long) weekend.

GCC Senior Management

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