Galway Community College




Home School Community Liaison

Welcome to the HSCL section of our School Website. Galway Community College’s HSCL Co-ordinator is Orla Finnegan. Orla acts as a link between the school, the home and the community. She looks for ways to support parents and to help them to remain involved in their child’s school life. Positive and regular communication between school and home is vital in ensuring the development of the student while attending our school. We provide two parent-teacher meetings per year.

All parents are welcome to meet with her and she visits as many homes as is possible throughout the year.

Orla is also here to help in the transition of students from Primary to Secondary School. Orla is on hand to give parents advice where possible and to listen and support parents when attendance and school related problems arise. Orla is also a part of the pastoral care team in the school, whose role is to support and promote the welfare and wellbeing of all students in the school.

In addition, Orla organises free classes and trips for parents and encourages them to attend. The school believes that parents play a vital role in the ongoing education of their children and Orla helps parents to develop their potential in this area. Parents or guardians, who are actively involved in the life of Galway Community College, are sending a very strong message of support and encouragement to their sons or daughters attending the school.

Orla is involved in many other key parts of the school and community including policy formation, local committees, parent’s association and the further development of literacy and numeracy in Galway Community College and the wider community.

Orla can be contacted at;

091 755464 or 087 3291727


Parent’s Association

The Parents' Association is open to all the parents in the school. We have a small group of parent volunteers and try to contribute to school life in the following ways:

We meet throughout the year during the daytime (normally on a Friday @ 11.30am) to see how we might contribute to the school and wider community in new and different ways.

All ideas and contributions are always extremely valued and any parent is welcome to join us.

Currently our Parent’s Association are working on possible events to celebrate our school’s 50th Anniversary for next year.

Parent's Association Committee Members 2019/20

Jane O’Ekhaguosa

Michelle Diver

Derek Lufniak

Bozena Giecwicz

Martina Lawless

Kamsi Okpegbuo

Osagie Olaye

Josephine Mortimer

Justin Kelly

Suzanne Kelly

Emer McDermott

Lily Mahon

Apr 06
Easter Holidays
May 04
No School Bank Holiday
May 06
Link Modules Written Exam 6th May 2020
May 18
Summer Exams
Galway Community College,
Wellpark Rd,

 091 755464

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