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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.
STUDENT CYBER SAFETY
During school holidays, as parents we tend to relax some of our rules to ensure the household runs smoothly during term time - rules which are otherwise non-negotiables. During the school holidays the one which tends to get relaxed first is the use of electronic devices. When I mention electronic devices, I’m talking about gaming devices, mobiles and computers/tablets etc. This can be fraught with pitfalls. Allowing increased use of electronic devices (usually unsupervised for extended periods) can and usually does lead to a whole range of issues which can take weeks to resolve and get back on track with the normal routine. A routine that promotes the physical, social and emotional growth of your young people. Below, are some tips that may help to in maintaining that healthy environment over the holidays and during term time.
- Establish no-go zones for electronic devices – dinner table, bedrooms and social events - where you want your young people to interact with people they may not normally do so.
- Insist on a central charging station for all devices that you can closely monitor 24/7.
- Establish opening and closing hours for when devices can be used…outside of these times, all devices should be at the charging station. Have your young people ask for permission to access devices outside of these hours.
- Establish a routine where there is downtime from devices and an expectation to engage in other activities– for example for each hour of electronic device use, there needs to be an hour doing something else - reading a book, drawing, playing outside, exercising, chores, playing a board game/cards etc.
While these tips may sound great, I also understand they can be exceptionally difficult to “enforce” when parents are working and busy themselves. What is important that the conversation is held with everyone in the household as to what are your expectations and why you have them. By constantly talking and discussing the matters that concern you and working together to resolve them, they are likely to become less and less an issue.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY – DATE CLAIMER
Christmas in July will be held on Friday 28th July 2017, 6.30 – 10.00 PM, in the Champagnat Centre , Good Counsel College. This is a major family event of Marist Solidarity and Good Counsel College Catholic Education Week celebrations.
Christmas Meal, Live Entertaingment, Lucky Door Prize, Raffle, Auction, Surprise Special Guest.
TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED THROUGH THE COLLEGE ACCOUNTS OFFICE.. TABLES BOOKINGS AVAILABLE. P&F BAR WILL OPERATE ON THE NIGHT. TICKETS Adults $25; Pensioner/ Students $15
Family Ticket ( 2 Adults + 2 Students) $60. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to your company.