CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Thursday, 24th December (Christmas Eve)
- 6.30 p.m. and at Midnight
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) – 9.00am
South Johnstone -
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day) – 7.00am
2016 COLLEGE CAPTAINS
At the Christmas Liturgy and Final Assembly on the last day of the school year, we announced our Year 12 Captains for 2016. A total of 12 students put themselves forward as candidates for the four positions of Captain (x2) and Vice-Captain (x2) and are to be commended for their courage and effort in preparing and presenting speeches to their peers as part of the election process.
It gives me great pleasure in announcing that the College Captains for 2016 are Reahn Farina and Ben Kelleher and the Vice Captains are Abbey Hurney and Peter Wolbers. I look forward to working with them next year and I am confident they will be an asset to the College and the student body.
BACK TO SCHOOL IN 2016
Wednesday 27th January
Year 7 & 12 commence
Thursday 28th January
GRADUATION RITE OF PASSAGE
Last week we celebrated the Graduation Rite of Passage with our Year 12 students and families. It commenced on Wednesday morning with our Graduation Assembly in the Champagnat Centre with a community focus, and involved all students, staff and Year 12 families. The highlight was the presentation to the Year 12 students from the current Year 11 students highlighting memorable moments while they were here at the College. In the evening the celebrations turned to our Graduation Mass in the Mother of Good Counsel Church, concelebrated by Fr Kerry Crowley and Fr Nathan McKay. The focus of this event was on the family and centred on the celebration of the Eucharist. The finale occurred on Friday night at the Pullman Resort in Cairns with the Graduation Formal where the focus shifted to the individual Year 12 students as they came together one last time as a group as they crossed the threshold of completing 13 years of formal education and for most, 5 years at Good Counsel College. The students should be proud of their accomplishment, as should their families.
Students in Grade 10 Hospitality were part of something special recently when Maria Graf, Master Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier instructed the students in their Chocolate workshop. This amazing lady loves to share her passion for all things chocolate and under her expert guidance students quickly learned the basic techniques in chocolate making with some of the skills below:
- Tempering chocolate.
- Piping filigree decoration.
- Creating moulded chocolates filled with soft centres.
- Making chocolate decorations for cakes and desserts.
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