As Principal of Gort Community School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website.
The website will provide you with information on our school life, activities and policies. I would also encourage you to check out our Facebook, Instagram and twitter accounts for regular updates on life in our school.
In Gort Community School, we aim to provide a comprehensive post-primary education open to all the community.
The school is a Christian community which endeavours to be a happy and caring place, striving to develop the academic, aesthetic, spiritual, physical and moral potential of each student.
We believe in a rounded education whereby students are taught life-long skills and we endeavour to ensure that students who join our school will discover a happy, positive and caring environment where they will develop and flourish. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of excellence in learning, challenging our pupils to reach their full potential.
We offer a progressive and diverse academic curriculum as well as an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, promoting the holistic development of our students.
For the first time in school history, we have over 900 pupils in our school. We have a projected enrolment of 1200 pupils. Our school currently has an enrolment of over 930 pupils. We will have over 1000 pupils by 2022.
We have recently been awarded a significant upgrade to our originally approved major extension. This will have a footprint of over 5500m².
The Major extension will consist of 41 new rooms including: 19 General classrooms, 9 meeting rooms, I DP Office, 3 Classroom SEN base, Art Room, Home Econ room, Graphics room, 3 Science lab/2 Prep area, Construction studies /Prep area, Engineering room, Tech Prep room, 3x Project store, New Staff room, GP/Dining area along with alterations to Existing Building and Fitness suite.
We are delighted to have started construction of phase I of our building project. This will be a significant addition for the community of south Galway and North Clare.
‘We are very focused on ensuring the students and the community of South Galway and North Clare have the best educational facilities possible.’ Pat Gilmore Chairperson of the Board of Management
‘We have put a significant amount of time and effort into these project and we are very focused on delivering. This will future proof the school and be a major asset for the school and community’ Brian Crossan Principal Gort Community School.
This will be a fantastic addition for our staff, students and the community.
Our Senior Management team aim to maintain the extremely high standards of Gort Community School, and to ensure that the students under our care continue to reach their full potential.
We are very proud of our high academic record and all our past pupils’ achievements and accomplishments.
I believe it is important to have a balanced education. We strive for high results and have high expectations of our students, but we also value the benefits of being involved in sport and extracurricular activities.
Our Motto “Ní neart go cur le chéile” really captures what is at the heart of Gort Community School, strength in a common purpose. Gort Community School is about being a team, being part of the community, working together, having common goals and striving to achieve the best possible education for each and every student that comes through our doors.
I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders in the years ahead, striving for high standards in our school and building for the future.
Yours in Education,
Gort Community School