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20th February
Year 10 Magistrates Court

21st February

Student Preference
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Language Restaurant Excursion

22nd February


24th February

Swimming Carnival

1st March

Ash Wednesday
Year Meetings / Extended Home Room

2nd March

Year 7 Camp - Mungali Falls
NFS - Y12(P3&4) (P 5&6)

31st March

End of Term 1


Maths Tuition
Monday & Wednesday 3.10pm to 4pm

English Tuition
Wednesdays 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.

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Another exciting week at Good Counsel College, with the Year 12 Retreat underway. The first group of students are currently travelling home after an amazing time spent at Genazzano working on the Retreat theme of the Value Of Life. This has seen students examining their goals for Year 12 and exploring and developing life skills, which will assist with their own personal wellness during their Year 12 journey and beyond. The second Year 12 group has just arrived to commence their Retreat and are at present enjoying the activities of Moose and Mouse and 3 Words, before they enter into a session which will look at the importance of purpose in life and how to find this. 

Today we have been blessed to be joined by Caitlin Humphries from Marist Youth Ministries Brisbane, who has lead students through a session which has examined the role modelling of Mary the mother of Jesus, in relation to the inclusion of charity and helping others in our lives.

We are indeed fortunate to have had the opportunity to Retreat this week with an amazing group of young people who are destined for incredible futures.

We pray Year 12 students as they experience the growth journey of Retreat,
We pray for Year 12 families as they work to support their children during their final year of formal secondary education.
We pray for all students we are privileged to teach this year.
May we acknowledge the gifts and talents with which each
one of us is blessed.
May we see our purpose
May we live authentically as we travel along the journey of life.
Mary Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us…
St Marcellin Champagnat, pray for us…
And let us always remember, to pray for one another.

During Retreat, We take time to rest; We re-energise through having fun and interacting with other people; We refocus; We relax; We review in order to ascertain if we are being intentional about our lives.

The Year 12 Retreats have been developed around the theme of The Value of Life – we invest in our lives, as this is important. If you invest in your own life, you reap the rewards.



Good Counsel College congratulates all the Year 12 graduates from 2016 on their very pleasing results. The students, their parents and teachers should feel justifiably proud of their efforts. With the commencement of the university year students have now started courses in diverse fields such as Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Business, Information Technology, Sport and Exercise Science, Journalism, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Music and many other degrees. Other students have won highly sought after apprenticeships as Electricians, Fitters, Chefs or Mechanics.

Some of our high achievers are shown in our latest newsletter, but there are many more students who have achieved excellent outcomes. We wish all our students well as they start on the next stage of their journey – life after school!

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