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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

27th July
QTAC Information Evening
7pm RmF7
Vinnie's Sleep Out

28th July
ICAS English (P1&2)
Japanese Speaking Comp
(Distance Ed)
Sthrn Deanery Yr5/6 Tour

29th July

Athletics Carnival

30th July

Parent/Teacher Interviews
3.30pm - 8pm

31st July

District Athletics Carnival
Timor - Christmas in July Dinner

3rd August

Magistrates Court Visit
Year 8 Social Science Excursion

4th August

Year Meetings
Year 7 2016 Enrolment
Interview Evening

5th August

Assembly - St Mary of the Cross
Vinnies Sleepout

6th August

Parent/Teacher Interviews
3.30pm - 6pm
GCPS Under 8 Day

18th September
Last day of Term 3


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 585 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.


Random Acts of Kindness
Launch of Catholic Education Week 2015 and what it looks like at Good Counsel College – Mary’s Place

Random Acts of Kindness
Southern Deanery Mass – Mother of Good Counsel Church
College Tours – Visiting Primary Schools
Pope Francis’s 10 Secrets To Happiness

Random Acts of Kindness
10 secrets of Happiness – Ronald Rolheiser OMI
Launch of Vinnie's Sleepout

Random Acts of Kindness
Student Letters to Pope Francis about
Acts of Kindness at Good Counsel College

Random Acts of Kindness
Christmas in July Community Charity and Marist Solidarity Event for the children of Timor Leste

Community News

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 26 July - 1 August this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.  The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others.

Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.

During Catholic Education Week 2015, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how they are Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others.  Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us.   


Monday 27th July at 7pm in F7 we will be holding an information evening for year 12 students and their parents/guardians regarding their QTAC application. Applications open on the 4th August

Christmas in July 31st July 6.30pmSUBJECT SELECTION EVENING -Year 7-11 Students - 19th August 6.30pm-8.30pm
On the 19th August we have our annual subject selection night and this is a great time for our students to talk to different subject departments and to meet representatives from TAFE and universities.

On the evening there will be two sessions for Year 10 parents regarding their child’s SETP preparation and these sessions will be held in F7
• Session 1 for surnames A-M from 7pm-7.30pm in F7
• Session 2 for surnames N-Z from 7.30-8.00pm in F7

Parent-teacher interviews will be held during the next two
weeks, and I would encourage parents to avail themselves of the opportunity to speak to teachers. Education is a three-way partnership between students, teachers and parents. The best results are achieved when everyone is on the ‘same page’ and working together to achieve common goals.

This term we will once again be using the online booking system PTO. If you are having difficulty with the booking of appointments, please call the office for help. The first round of interviews will be held on Thursday, 30th July, from 3:30 – 8:00pm. The second session will be the following week on Thursday 6th August, from 3:30 – 6:00pm. We look forward to having parents coming to meet teachers and discuss students’ progress.

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