As Gort Community School enters its 23rd year, we do so with a newly appointed Senior Management team comprising of myself, Brian Crossan, as Principal, and two new Deputy Principals: Mr. Martin Killeen and Mrs. Margaret Linnane.
Our Senior Management team aims to maintain the already extremely high standards of Gort Community School, and to ensure that the students under our care continue to reach their full potential.
I would like to wish Denis Corry and Amy Talbot a healthy and happy retirement, and to thank them for all their dedication and commitment to our school over the past 22 years. I would also like to thank you, the parents, for your support of the school in the past, and for your continued support going forward.
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 endeavors 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.
We are very proud of our high academic record and all our past pupils’ achievements and accomplishments.
Our 2017 Leaving Certificate results were of a very high standard, and I wish all our past pupils the very best in the next step of their journey. I would also like to extend my thanks to our teaching staff for nurturing the students during their time in Gort Community School.
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. Therefore, with immense pride, we congratulate the 9 past pupils who recently won the 2017 Senior All-Ireland Hurling final with Galway, and our past and present pupils on the All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling panel and Under-16 Camogie panel.
Our Motto “Ni Neart go cur le Ceile” 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