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16th to 20th January
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8.30am to 3.30pm
Year 7, 11 & 12 commence
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End of Term 1
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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.
YEAR 12 GRADUATION
At the end of last year, we celebrated the Year 12 Graduation with three successful and enjoyable events that were a fitting tribute to our graduating students’ time here at the College. On the Wednesday we had the Graduation Assembly and morning tea, along with the Graduation Mass in the evening. On Friday we had the Formal in Cairns which was a spectacular event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. I would like to thank Mr Brenton Pappas and his Graduation Committee for their many months of hard work preparing for last week as well as the vast multitude of staff that assisted in the running of the events on top of their normal work load. It was a massive effort and I commend them for their dedication and hard work with our Graduation.
PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Following a long hiatus from the school, we are introducing the Peer Support Program into year 10 to provide support for students transitioning from grade 6 to 7. A group of year 9 students are currently being trained in leadership and mentorship by Mr Fisher and Mrs Ryan so that they will be ready to assist the new grade 7’s in 2017.
These students will not only provide mentorship to the year 7 students, they will also run various sessions for the students during the course of the year dealing with resilience and values. The students who are participating in this training will develop leadership and mentorship skills key to future participation in SRC and College leadership roles and will develop a greater understanding of the meaning of servant leaders vital to their development in a Catholic School.