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Important Dates
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12th-18th November
Year 12 Exams

19th November
Last day of Term for Year 12s
Year 12 Farewell Assembly
9am to 11am
Year 12 Graduation Mass
6.30pm Mother Good Counsel Church

21st November

Year 12 Graduation Dinner
5.30pm Pullman Reef Casino Cairns

28th November

Last day of Term for Years 8-11


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. With an enrolment of 550 girls and boys we are a medium sized school, large enough to provide a wide range of choice of subjects and programs in our curriculum which provides a variety of options of academic opportunities as well as vocational, trade and career training, while still being small enough to provide a caring Catholic community where every student is known, loved and valued.

Good Counsel College is committed to providing quality Catholic education to provide the best learning outcome for all. We are renowned as a learning community based on proud traditions which employs effective teaching and learning strategies with a focus on the future which will enhance the spiritual, educational, physical, cultural and social development of all students. We aim to develop in each student a sense of acceptance and belonging and a respect for self, each other and the environment based on the Catholic ethos of love, hope and faith and a thirst for spiritual development.

We celebrate diversity and the uniqueness of each individual and foster a personal responsibility for learning, growth and development.  Our students learn to grow their personal characteristics of courage, integrity, compassion and consideration which provide a wonderful foundation for their future life.

Community News

As we prepare to farewell our Year 12 class of 2014, we extend to you the invitation to attend the Good Counsel College Graduation Mass. The Mass will be held at Mother of Good Counsel Church Innisfail, with Father Kerry presiding, commencing at 6.30pm. Supper will be served following the Mass, with the cutting of the Graduands Cake.


Earlier this year Letteshia won the local Lion's Youth of the Year. A victory that seemed to be a small step at first that went further to the Miss Teen Queensland final in Mackay and now to the Nationals on December 4th.

Georgia is to represent Queensland at equestrian events in China.

At the last Chamber of Commerce dinner Travis was recognised as the youngest ever member of the organisation as he has his own business as a fully qualified coach recognised by Tennis Australia.

Each of these young people has achieved through a positive mindset and the will to do something. The love of work is one of the five characteristics of the Marists.


Saturday 15th November - We have Clothes, Kitchenware, Chairs, Books, Nick Nacs and other assorted Treasures. Come along and bag a treasure - We hope to see you there. All proceeds will go to supplying food and education materials for children in East Timor (Timor Leste).

St Vincent de Paul Christmas AppealST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL

The Vinnie's Christmas Appeal runs annually throughout November to February to support the people that will suffer in silence and will be doing it tough over the Christmas period. This Appeal aims to provide much needed help from practical assistance to food hampers, emotional support, toys and gifts for children, individuals and families so they too can experience the joy of Christmas.

It has become a Good Counsel College tradition to hold a food hamper and toy collection every year at Christmas time. To donate items, you can place them under the Christmas Tree in the College foyer. This is another way in which we can show our Marist hearts and love of family to others.

Please note that all items and funds raised by the Good Counsel College, St Nicholas Conference supports our local area communities.

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