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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

18th September
Last day of Term 3

5th October
Labour Day Public Holiday

6th October
Timor Meeting - TBC

7th October
Assembly - Flying Start Opening

8th October
No Sport
(Mon P1 & P3 classes)

12th October
Timor Meeting - TBC

13th October
Year Meetings

14th October
Vinnie's Meeting - Lunch
P&F Meeting 7.30pm

15th October
Y7 PAT Testing

16th October
Business Expo - Year 9


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 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.

Community News

On Friday the 4th of September the Energy Art Exhibition was opened at Tank 4 in Cairns. We had 5 students exhibiting: Lisa Vue, Bianca Snodgrass, Brielle Smith, Jack McKinstry and Alexandra Feeney. It was a fantastic event and all students and families to view the exhibition over the holidays. Both Lisa and Bianca had a busy night collecting multiple awards. The students, along with their teacher, Mrs Seva Norman are to be congratulated on their outstanding effort and the results they have achieved.

Year 9 Geography Excursion to The Department Of Primary Industries By Alaina and Demi.

On Wednesday, the 19th of August, Year 9 students went on a Geography excursion to the Department of Primary Industries in South Johnstone. Accompanied by their teachers, students travelled by bus out to the DPI to observe activities such as an informative PowerPoint on soil and other issues in our rainforest biome such as Tropical Race 4 (Panama). Following the presentation by Mr Blair, students were overjoyed to hear that they would be watching a drone demonstration. Later, the classes were separated and sent to other activities. One activity included the students bringing in soil from their house and examining it for its quality and learning how to identify the layers in the soil. Another activity was learning about the effectiveness and purpose of various fertiliser nozzles where students could feel and view the differing effects when water was released. Overall, the excursion was very exciting and beneficial to the student's study towards their upcoming exam. Year 9 Geography students watching the drone demonstration and examining chemical nozzles.
Year 9 Geography Excursion           Year 9 Geography

Turbans and Trust ProgramTURBANS AND TRUST PROGRAM
The Good Counsel College community recently participated in the Turbans and Trust Program. Members of the Sikh community placed turbans on staff and students to educate about Sikh culture and to remove misconceptions about turbans and Sikhism. Good Counsel College aims to enhance our relationships with communities of diverse religions and cultures and we all had enormous fun doing it.


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