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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

11th July
First day of Term 3
Feast Day - St Benedict

13th July
Year Meetings
Uni Experience - Year 12's - Cns
P&F Meeting 7.30

14th July
Year 10 Return Work
Experience Diaries
RSA Course - Year 11 and 12
No Sport
NAIDOC Liturgy/Activities P5 and 6

15th July
Innisfail Show Day

18th July
Year 12 Religion Field Studies

20th July
Assembly - Athletics Presentations

22nd July
Athletics Carnivals




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.

Community News

As exams conclude this week, teachers will commence the work of marking the exams and writing the reports. While much of this work will be completed over the school holidays, final editing of reports and checking will occur in the first week of term 3. Reports will be sent out on Tuesday 19th July. This year they will be sent both electronically via our Parent Portal, which means you will be able to view them immediately, and also hard copy which will be via the post and should arrive at the nominated address within a few days. The follow up to the reports will be parent/teacher interviews the following week on Tuesday 26th July and I encourage all parents to attend.

Throughout the term GCC have put together both a junior and a senior Cricket team. Both teams have played two games, resulting in 1 win and 1 loss each. The junior team battled it out against St Augustine’s Intermediate A, and B team, in two consecutive matches. While missing out on the gold against the ‘A’ team, they managed to showcase their stamina and determination and collect a win from St Augustine’s ‘B’ team. The senior’s narrowly missed out on the win in their game against St Augustine’s (and are hoping for a re match in Term 3), but scored a convincing win over Peace Lutheran College’s senior team. An excellent effort from our dedicated Cricketers!

Cross Country Three of our students, Aiden, Liam and Ryan, represented the Innisfail District and competed in the Peninsula Cross Country Trials, held in Cairns. All three boys ran competitive times, placing them in the top 10 of their respective age groups. Aiden placed 2nd in the U16’s and gained selection into the Peninsula Cross Country team. Congratulations boys!

Grade of Origin The rivalry of State of Origin is amongst the greatest of all sporting rivalries and game 1 of 2016 didn’t disappoint with a close score line in the favour of the mighty Queenslanders. GCC had its own rivalry played out only hours before in the ‘Grade of Origin’ which saw year 11 and year 12 boys battle it out on the Rugby League field. The year 12 team won 16 points to 10 in a nail bitter. There was a special guest appearance by former Origin player Ty Williams who refereed the game.

                 Grade of Origin

We are currently in the process of conducting Enrolment Interviews for our 2017 Year 7 students. Should any families be aware of friends or relatives considering a place at Good Counsel in 2017, could you please pass this information on to them as we will begin planning for 2017 shortly.

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