Dear Parents,

We hope you had a good break over Christmas and we look forward to the new term and the year ahead. Please see below our first Parents’ Update of 2023.

UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship

Congratulations to GCC student Sinead Mulcaire who has been awarded the UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship [College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences] for the 2022/2023 academic year. Sinead graduated from GCC in June 2022 and achieved over 600 points in the Leaving Certificate.

Pre Exams 2023 Timetable

The exam timetable for the 2023 Pre Examinations is currently being finalised and will be shared with students and parents next Friday 13 January. The senior exams start on Monday 30 January with the junior exams beginning on Wednesday 1 February.

GCC School Musical

We are delighted to announce that this year’s GCC TY school musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is taking place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January 2023.¬† This is our first live school musical since Covid. Students will be continuing rehearsals between now and the opening night then and we look forward to the singing, dancing, fun and laughter the the musical always brings to our school.

Important Letter from the HSE 2023 Leaving Certificate

Please click on the link below to view an important letter from the HSE, regarding the significant levels of Flu, Covid-19 and RSV currently circulating, which we have been asked to bring to the attention of parents, guardians and staff.

Memo schools 6.1.23 EN

Calendar Events 

Date Event Time
Monday 9 January 2023 GCC Board of Management meeting @4.30pm
Monday 9 January 2023 GCC Parents Council Meeting @7.30pm
Tuesday 10 January Staff Meeting 4pm – 5pm
Thursday 12 January 5th Year Subject Choice Seminar (Online) @7.30pm Online
Thursday 19 January 4th Year PPT Meeting (Online) 4.15pm – 6.45pm
Monday 30 January Pre Exams & TY Work Experience 2 weeks

2023 Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle Examinations

The State Exams Commission (SEC) wish to advise that the timetables for the 2023 Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle examinations have been published on The suite of timetables can be accessed under the Examinations 2023 Banner on the home page. Further Information in relation to the arrangements for the 2023 examinations will issue in early January.

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)