Yesterday we commemorated ANZAC Day which is a significant event for all Australians were we remember and pay respect to all Defence Force Personnel who have sacrificed so that we can continue to enjoy our wonderful country with many of them paying the ultimate sacrifice with their life. Here at the College we marked the occasion with our ANZAC Liturgy on Monday and then again yesterday with the Captains attending the Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL, followed a number of students attend mass and then approximately 60 students and staff marching in honour of all Defence Personnel. We also had a number of students and staff march in Tully and I thank them for their commitment and dedication to both the College and spirit of ANZAC.
FEAST DAY OF MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL
This week the College celebrated the Feast Day of Mother of Good Counsel. According to tradition, the image associated with Mary, Mother of Good Counsel depicts Mary and Jesus, and appeared in a church dedicated to the Mother of Good Counsel in Genazzano Italy, on April 25, in 1467. Good Counsel is one of the seven gifts bestowed when we are confirmed by the Holy Spirit.
This celebration gives thanks to God for the gift of Mary in our lives. In this Marist Bicentenary year, our College honours Mary, Our Good Mother. As Marists, let us be mindful at this time of year especially, of the Marist characteristic of: In the Way of Mary. In the way of Mary, we are all called to imitate Mary's tenderness and concern for others, particularly the manner in which she lived out her faith in the face of great pain and adversity. This year offers a special opportunity for our College community, to show a Marian face to people around the world. Let us keep this in our minds and in our hearts .
Good Counsel Immersion
Held for 10 days from the final week of the College Year. If
you are in Year 11 and 12 and would like further information
regarding this exciting program contact Mrs Woithnall for further
Christmas in July There will be a meeting to commence planning for our annual Christmas in July Timor Leste fundraiser, on Monday 8th May 2017; 7.00 – 8.00pm, College Staff Lunch Room. We look forward to any interested parents, friends and students attending this meeting, with wonderful ideas for a fabulous event. Christmas in July will be held on Friday 28th July 2017. This is a major family event of Good Counsel College Catholic Education Week celebrations. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to your company.
We have now officially relocated back into the Administration Building and are slowly settling in. Our Accounts Department have now joined us in the building as well. I ask for parents patience as our hard working Administration Team adapts to the new environment and deliver the service you're familiar with.