Galway Community College is holding a first year open day on Thursday February 22 from 4pm to 5pm. Senior cycle applicants are also invited to attend with teachers and career guidance counsellors present to give advice and answer any questions students or parents may have.
Staff would be delighted to welcome incoming students and their parents/guardians for a tour of the state of the art facilities.
GCC has been serving the educational needs of the city’s Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students for 48 years. The college is continually improving its facilities and evolving to the needs of all learners.
Students have access to a fully equipped gymnasium, a staffed library, two engineering rooms, two construction rooms, a home economics room, six computer suites with broadband and WiFi access, lunch facilities, media rooms, and many subject based classrooms. GCC has several former students among its teaching staff.
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.
Senior cycle students can choose from a wide range of subjects including Irish, English, mathematics, French, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, art, engineering, home economics, physical education, design and communication graphics, business, and architectural technology.
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. Three full time PE teachers provide for a wide range of sporting activities, and the school recently expanded this to include kayaking on Lough Atalia.
Last year former GCC student Coilin Hernon won second place at the National Engineering & Technology Teachers Association Awards in Letterkenny. As part of his Higher Level engineering project he was required to design a Sikorsky helicopter. He received an A1 and finished second out of 5,000 students and is currently studying engineering in NUIG.
For further information on enrolling your child or about next week's open day, call 091 755464, email [email protected], visit www.galwaycc.ie, or find Galway Community College on Facebook and Twitter.