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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

20th October
Student Free Day

21st October
Year 8 Immunisations

22nd October

Year 8 Orientation Day

24th October

Year 9 Business Expo
Extravaganza (click here for info)

29th October

College Life & Academic
Excellence Awards Night 7pm
(click here for info)

31st October
Free Dress Day
Day for Daniel (wear red)
Colourful Socks for Socktober

3rd November

Vinnies Meeting - Lunchtime - A1a
Year 10 VET Information Evening
Year 10 Parents

5th November
Year 7 Orientation Day
Launch Vinnies Christmas Appeal

6th November
Art Exhibition

7th November

Sports Awards Night 6.30pm
Brothers Leagues Club

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.

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This year, we are invited, as part of the Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal, to reach out to support crucial work in helping people turn away from violence and crime to seek a new future through the power of education and the spirit of Jesus.

Together we can help children throughout the world, grow up to be fully alive, and achieve their dreams of a positive and hope-filled future.

Socktober is an initiative of Catholic Mission and one way which Good Counsel College engages in advocacy for Catholic Mission projects.

On the 31st of October we will celebrate Socktober along with Day for Daniel, a National Day of Action to raise the awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. Day For Daniel is also a chance to fight for Child Safety.

We ask you with the spirit of true Marist hearts, to support this fundraising day.

We are asking students to wear a pair of colourful socks on this day, along with a red ribbon either in their hair, or pinned to their shirt. Students are asked to donate a $1.00 to each of these charities. That is $1.00 for socks (not black), and $1.00 for a red ribbon.

The Sock-it-to-Something concept is an Australian expression that means to fight, punch or strike out at. For example, each year Socktober will sock it to social issues such as poverty, child labour, child trafficking and homelessness. We want you to help us fight, punch or strike out at social issues, but we also need your practical support.

Students can donate any loose change, by placing this in the sock collection boxes in home rooms.Parents can support this initiative by donating new socks.  These can be left at the college office.Together we can make a difference! Every small action from each one of us makes a difference in the lives of others.

On Wednesday 15th October the Year 11 and 12 Indigenous students attended the QATSIF Scholarship graduation at St Augustine's in Cairns.

This event has always been held in Brisbane and it was fantastic that we could attend it in Cairns. This scholarship is now going into the 6th year in 2015 and is generated with funds from wages of the stolen generation, where Indigenous people did not receive all their wages. It is very powerful to know that these students who are recipients of the QATSIF scholarship are doing their schooling with money that their ancestors sacrificed.

This year we have two graduates James and Travis and we trust our Year 11's were inspired to hear the changes this funding makes towards the pathways for Indigenous students. Our students enjoyed receiving their certificates with other recipients from schools in the Cairns and Tablelands districts. Congratulations to our current recipients and all the best to our Year 10 students with their applications!

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