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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

13th July
First day of Term 3

21st July
'Snowies' trip meeting

18th September
Last day of Term 3



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

Recently we had the privilege of having Anthony Stewart and Jade Leishman from Beacon Foundation do a presentation on goal setting and personal branding with our students. Pictured below is the group or Year 11 and 12 students who participated in this day. Each student is holding a sheet where they had to write what they aspire to. Anthony Stewart played NBL for many years and was a member of the Cairns Taipans for 5 years. The presenters were very impressed with our students' attitudes and there was a promise of the possibility of attending a Cairns Taipans match later this year!!

               Beacon Foundation

On the 5th, 6th and 7th June, Townsville hosted the annual North Queensland Rugby League carnival as part of the selection process for their development and representative sides. A large number of Good Counsel College students were part of the Innisfail Eacham or Cairns district sides that played over the long weekend.

Tuesday July 21st (Term 3) heralds the first meeting for those interested in participating in the Snowies trip 2016. Current year 10 and 11 students only. Students are required to have an exemplary behaviour and uniform standard. 60 students only will be accepted. See Mrs Ryan for further information.

GCC will soon be utilising the Blink SMS service. This service enables SMS messaging to families and linked directly to the Student Management System database. Blink SMS Messaging will be used to: text message parents and/or students for the follow-up of unexplained absences, notify parents and/or students of important events, such as the cancellation of sports days, an excursion bus being late, etc, relay messages about events so that parents can SMS a number to find out the latest information e.g. advising parents that a sports day is postponed due to inclement weather. It is imperative that parent details are accurate so that information can reach you. If your mobile number has changed please advise the Front Office in writing or via email: gcounsel@gcc.qld.edu.au

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