Dear Parents,
Recommended Reading Booklets

At our PPT meeting on Wednesday a considerable number of parents were asking about getting their kids back into reading and looking for recommendations. Please click on the following links to access recommended reading booklets from our English Department. These recommendations will also be will posted on Google Classroom.

GCC Recommended Reading First Year Part A

GCC Recommended Reading First Year Part B

GCC Recommended Reading Second and Third Year

GCC Recommended Reading Senior Cycle

School Policies

We have one new policy and 2 existing policies for ratification/review in advance of our Board of Management meeting on Monday 9 January 2023.

  • Review of Critical Incident Plan
  • Review of Attendance/Participation Policy
  • New Policy on School Outings*

As always, the mechanism for providing feedback is via our dedicated email. Please feedback with any comments by Friday 6 January 2023. Please click on the links below to access the policies:

Dec 22 Review of Critical Incident Management Plan

Dec 22 Review of Attendance-Participation-Policy

Dec 22 Draft School Outings Policy

1st Year Subject Options Information 

Please click on the following link to view our presentation to parents at our 1st Year Subject Options Information evening last Monday 5 December.

JC Information for Incoming 1st Year 2023_2024_Subject Choice_5Dec2022

Christmas Panto the Everyman

‘On Wednesday, December 7th, all first years attended ‘Cinderella’ at our oldest theatre in Cork ‘The Everyman Palace’. It was a most enjoyable experience for all. Students were engaged by the wit, atmosphere and memorable characters, (some of whom were past pupils of GCC) and returned to school full of festive cheer.’

Munster Schools

Congratulations to our U-15 soccer team on their brilliant 4-0 win against St Paul’s of Waterford in the Munster Schools. A hattrick from JJ Foley and a goal from Cian Daly (pictured below) sees us into the next round after the Christmas break.

Cork ETB Arts in Education Strategy launch

Michael O’ Callaghan (TY) & Jenny Lamb (3rd yr.) (pictured below) performed for Education Minister fNorma Foley in the Nano Nagle Centre, Cork last Friday 2 December. These two enormously talented singers performed at the launch of an arts initiative by the CETB.  Michael & Jenny wowed the audience & Norma, singing “The Impossible Dream”.  Well done to both students!

Christmas Carol Singing

On Wednesday 7 December , 21 TY students, accompanied by Ms. Gilbert and Ms. Mc Inerney travelled to Carrigtwohill Community Hall to sing carols for members of the Midleton Farm Family Group. It was really enjoyable because we got to sing and talk to members of the group. They were very welcoming, and we hope that we are as community minded as they are when we reach retirement age. [Ava Mc Carthy and Nevaeh O Connell TY Studnets)

Department of Education Circular Number: 0077/2022
Once-off cost of living measure to support increased school running costs

Please click on the following link to view Department circular 0077/2022 which sets out the arrangements in relation to the payment of the once-off cost of living measure to support increased school running costs announced as part of the cost of living measures in Budget 2023. The school has been asked to ensure that copies of this Circular are provided to all members of the Board of Management/ Education and Training Board and the Parents Association

Once off Cost of Living Grant Circular 0077_2022

Changes required to Schools’ Admissions policies

The Department of Education wishes to bring to the attention of school authorities changes that are required to the schools Admissions Statement following the commencement of the Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Act 2022. All schools must include the below text in the schools admissions statement. The admissions statement is part of the school’s admissions policy.

Glanmire Community College will cooperate with the National Council for Special Education in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 relating to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council. Glanmire Community College will comply with any direction served on the patron or the board, as the case may be, under section 37A and any direction served on the board under section 67(4B) of the Education Act.”

The Department’s template schools admission policy has been updated to include this text. Section 62 (2) (b) of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 requires schools to consult with the patron, parents of students attending the school and staff of the school where amendments are made to the school’s admission policy. We have been asked to bring this legislative change outlined above to the attention of the above members of the school community for their information and comment. Please feedback via our email by next Friday 16 December 2022.

Christmas Exams 2022

Please click on the following links to view the exam guidelines for students for our Christmas Exams:

1st Year Year Exam Guidelines

2nd Year Exam Guidelines

5th Year Exam Guidelines

We have again included timetables below for 1st, 2nd and 5th years for your convenience

1st Year Christmas Exam Timetable

2nd Year Christmas Exam Timetable

5th Year Christmas Exam Timetable

Please click on the following link to view a Revision Guide for 1st Years which was distributed to all 1st Year students at tutorial this morning.

1st Year Revision Guide Christmas 2022

Calendar Events 
Date Event Time
Wed 14 – Wed 21 December Christmas Exams
Thu 22nd Dec – Wed 4 Jan Christmas Holidays
Thursday 5 January 2023 School opens for Second Term

Wishing you a good weekend.
GCC Senior Management
Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Gertie Cahill (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)