Greystones Community College

Weekly News Report 13th May 2022

Weekly News Report 13th May 2022

Greystones Community College at Comhairle na nÓg

GCC student leadership team spent a very productive day this week at the Comhairle na nÓg gathering in Wicklow. The focus of the gathering was on facilitating dynamic engagement among students and giving them opportunities to share their views on the biggest issues for them. The student leaders were delighted to engage with our local and national politicians on the topics that they are currently working on. The student leadership team represented Greystones Community College with pride and were delighted to meet with Jennifer Whitmore TD, Steven Matthews TD and John Brady TD to discuss issues that are important to them.

Sporting Pride at Greystones Community College

Greystones Community College’s minor girls were unlucky in their quarter final match this week against Presentation Secondary School from Wexford. The girls put in a solid performance but didn’t get over the line in the end. Excellent performances from Chloe Hanley, Naomi Wall and Lucy Tyndall. Congratulations to the school's 1st Year Boys soccer team on their hugely impressive victory vs Glenart CC, winning the division 3 final this week. Goals from Aaron Byrne, Alex Cole, Patrick Derscanu, Ronan McGuigan, Matthew Ryan, Isaac Carcone and Liam Taylor ensured Greystones College won the title. The team has put in tremendous work throughout the entire season so this was a fantastic way to cap off the year. Well done to all the players and to Mr Doyle and Mr Byrne as coaches. Well done to every player, whether winning or losing this week; each one left it all out on the field and did the school proud.

Student Enterprise Programme Prize-Giving

Well done to Greystones Community College student entrepreneurs who were presented with their trophies and prize money this week, following their success in the Student Enterprise Programme recently. The winning students Aoibheann McGonnigle, Jane Pan, Lily Shealy-Flynn and Morgan Durston were proud to receive their prizes and the school was delighted to acknowledge their innovation and creativity.

Recruitment at Greystones Community College

As a rapidly growing school, Greystones Community College is seeking applications from dynamic teachers to join the team. If you would like the opportunity to work in a new and developing school, Greystones Community College would love to hear from you. For further information, visit the recruitment portal at

Trasna na dTonnta Artistic Showcase at Greystones Community College

Congratulations to the Greystones Community College 1st Year Chamber Choir who performed to audiences over the last two nights at the Greystones Community College Creative Schools Showcase. The amazing voices and clever harmonies show amazing promise for the future. All songs performed were inspired by the sea in fitting with the Trasna na dTonnta theme with both solos and group performances that wowed the audiences. Choir members Jane Pan, Aoibheann McGonnigle, Megan Walsh, Isaac Carcone, Matthew Ryan, Emily Carrick, Eve Dunne, Evie Coury, Teodora Bot, Eva Adam, Katie Farrell and Seren Stamper Walsh were outstanding on the night. Special congratulations to Ms. Aoife Jones, Musical Director for leaving no stone unturned in preparing the students for the production. “Individually we are one drop…. Together we make an ocean”

It was also a seminal moment for the GCC Players, who performed a two-night run of the production 'Riders to the Sea' by John Millington Synge. The level of acting and drama was highly professional with mature and confident performances from the 1st and 2nd year students involved. The reaction from the sold-out audiences in Greystones Rugby Club on both nights was electric. Well done to everyone involved in the production, notably the cast; Grace Bennet, Abigail Langrell, Ellie Walsh, Alessandro Del Rio, Seren Stamper Walshe, Ena Dowling, Charlotte Brannelly and Matthew Ryan; The Production Team: Isabella Di Ruzza, Sofia Flores, Yasmine Judge and Sophie Le Callonac. Special thanks also to Zara Boxall - Hair and Make Up, Yvonne Reilly - Tickets, Cine Electric - Lighting, AmPm Hire - Props, Pete Reilly - Logistics, Tracey Boxall and Debbie Harrison Refreshments and to Cathy Devis of Creative Schools Ireland. Great credit to Mr. Séan Ó Súilleabháin as show coordinator who did a tremendous job working with the students for many hours behind the scenes to produce the wonderful display on the night which will long be remembered. Final thanks to all in the school community who came to support the students on stage.

April Bunchloch Winners at Greystones Community College

Congratulations to Alessandro DelRio, Cortana Aulsberry Breen, Aaron Joseph and Lily Shealy-Flynn from 1st Year and Ailbhe Nugent, Subhan Sami and Ella Macek from 2nd year who were announced as Students of the Month for April. The school takes pride in acknowledging student efforts and recognises the motivating effect this has on the student body, as a whole. Emphasis is placed on the acts of trying hard, getting involved and committing 100% to both homework and classwork. All Bunchloch winners will now be shortlisted for the Buaicchloch Student of the Year Award to be announced at Awards Day later this month.

Aug 25
School re-opens for 1st year induction
Aug 25
Induction for transfer students - All years
Aug 29
School re-opens for all 2nd & 3rd year students ONLY
Aug 30
Normal class timetable for ALL students
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