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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

23rd March
Aust Football (Boys 10-12 years)

25th March

26th March
Exams Year 7-12

27th March
Exams Year 7-12
Netball (Girls 10-12 years)

30th March

Exams Year 7-12
Vinnies Breakfast Club
Rugby League (10-12 years)

31st March
Exams Year 7-12
Vinnies Breakfast Club

1st April
No Assembly
Exams Year 7-12
Vinnies Breakfast Club

2nd April

Stations of the Cross
Liturgy 1.30pm
End of Term 1

3rd April
Good Friday

20th April
Term 2 commences


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.

Community News

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority released the 2014 Year 12 Outcomes recently and can be accessed from the web address below. To get the full details you click on the school’s name.

“The 2014 Year 12 Outcomes report has been published on the QCAA website:
https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/617.html. It shows student achievement on a school by school basis using a range of measures.” When the results of Innisfail State College and Tully State High are compared to Good Counsel the following is evident. These comparisons can be verified at the web site.

Year 12 students GCC 96 ISC 109 TSH 96
OP eligible students GCC 68 ISC 38 TSH 43
OP results between 1 and 10 GCC 36 ISC 11 TSH 14
% students with Universities offer GCC 98 ISC 100 TSH 98
VET Cert 111 completed GCC 31 ISC 19 TSH 13
School based apprenticeship GCC 7 ISC 6 TSH 15

These figures show that the College offers very good options for OP and non OP pathways for students. In the OP area the College results show that in OP 1 to 10 range there is a very significant gap between the College, Tully and Innisfail State College. Our university take up of courses is larger given the number of OP students at the College. We also have a larger number of students completing Cert 111 courses than the other schools.

Please see this week's newsletter for more details.

Week 6 of term saw the Year 12 students and a Retreat group of Teachers travel to Genazzano for the Year 12 Retreat. What a beautiful week of relationships and Spirituality this turned out to be. Year 12 Parents and carers should be very proud of the fine young people that are maturing in our Year 12 cohort. It was a pleasure for all staff concerned to accompany these student’s for this time of spiritual growth and reflection. We were blessed to also be joined by Miss Sally McIniry Regional Coordinator of Marist Youth Ministry, who delivered sessions on Strong Young Women, Youth Faith and Future Directions.

Year 12 retreat

Students participated in activities ranging from hand making of Reflection Journals, to Team Challenges to Liturgy preparation, swimming, and sessions on Happiness, Goals, Self, Forgiveness, Relaxation and Futures. It is anticipated that the sessions run on Year 12 Retreat will support student’s progress throughout their Year 12 studies. Beautiful memories were certainly made on this exceptional Retreat opportunity.


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