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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

Classes resume on 27th January 2016

27th January
Classes resume for 2016

24th March

Last day of term



Maths Tuition
Monday & Wednesday
3.10pm to 4pm

English Tuition
3.10pm to 4pm
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Good Counsel College is an independent Catholic Secondary College in the Marist Tradition that is committed to providing a quality Catholic education, founded on the dignity and respect of every human person. As a learning community we are focussed on a holistic approach to education seeking to enhance the spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, cultural and social development of all students, emanating from the Catholic ethos of faith, hope and love.

Our current enrolment of 580 girls and boys allows us to provide a wide range of subjects and programs in our curriculum including academic opportunities as well as vocational, trade and career training. We model our teaching and learning on contemporary, 21st century practices that challenge each and every learner to achieve their potential, while growing their personal characteristics of courage, integrity, compassion and consideration.



Innisfail -
Thursday, 24th December (Christmas Eve)
- 6.30 p.m. and at Midnight

Innisfail -
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) – 9.00am

South Johnstone -
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) – 7.00am

Community News

At the Christmas Liturgy and Final Assembly on the last day of the school year, we announced our Year 12 Captains for 2016. A total of 12 students put themselves forward as candidates for the four positions of Captain (x2) and Vice-Captain (x2) and are to be commended for their courage and effort in preparing and presenting speeches to their peers as part of the election process.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing that the College Captains for 2016 are Reahn Farina and Ben Kelleher and the Vice Captains are Abbey Hurney and Peter Wolbers. I look forward to working with them next year and I am confident they will be an asset to the College and the student body.


Wednesday 27th January
Year 7 & 12 commence

Thursday 28th January
Whole School


Last week we celebrated the Graduation Rite of Passage with our Year 12 students and families. It commenced on Wednesday morning with our Graduation Assembly in the Champagnat Centre with a community focus, and involved all students, staff and Year 12 families. The highlight was the presentation to the Year 12 students from the current Year 11 students highlighting memorable moments while they were here at the College. In the evening the celebrations turned to our Graduation Mass in the Mother of Good Counsel Church, concelebrated by Fr Kerry Crowley and Fr Nathan McKay. The focus of this event was on the family and centred on the celebration of the Eucharist. The finale occurred on Friday night at the Pullman Resort in Cairns with the Graduation Formal where the focus shifted to the individual Year 12 students as they came together one last time as a group as they crossed the threshold of completing 13 years of formal education and for most, 5 years at Good Counsel College. The students should be proud of their accomplishment, as should their families.

Chocolate workshop

Students in Grade 10 Hospitality were part of something special recently when Maria Graf, Master Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier instructed the students in their Chocolate workshop. This amazing lady loves to share her passion for all things chocolate and under her expert guidance students quickly learned the basic techniques in chocolate making with some of the skills below:

  • Tempering chocolate.
  • Piping filigree decoration.
  • Creating moulded chocolates filled with soft centres.
  • Making chocolate decorations for cakes and desserts.

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