Open days for Galway Community College secondary school

Galway Community College has been meeting the educational needs of the city’s Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students for more than 45 years. The college is continually improving its facilities to serve the needs of all learners.

Young learners have access to a fully equipped gymnasium, a staffed library, two engineering rooms, art studios, science labs, two construction rooms, a home economics room, six computer suites with broadband and WiFi access, a café, media rooms, and many subject based classrooms. GCC is proud to have seven former students among its teaching staff.

The online learning tool Mentaga is used by the school to identify the strengths and aptitudes of each student so that it provides a full individual programme for each learner.

The vocational ethos of the school is upheld by providing the broadest range of subjects right through to Leaving Certificate, with a strong emphasis on both academic and vocational skills. Every class in the school has a tutor and each year has a year head, delivering a caring environment for all students. An all-round education is valued, and while academic success is recognised and encouraged so too are the areas of spiritual and physical development of the students. Two full time PE teachers provide for a wide range of sport, and the school recently expanded this to include kayaking on Lough Atalia.

Open days for incoming students for August 2016 take place on Thursday November 5 and Thursday December 3 from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. For more information on enrolling your child contact the college on 091 755464, follow Galway Community College Secondary School on Facebook, or check out


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