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Important Dates
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25th May

26th May
Year 10 Whitecard Course
Biggest Morning Tea
(Cancer Council)

27th May
SRC Mission Bake Sale
(Child Sponsorship SRC Social)

30th May
SRC Meeting (Lunch)

31st May
ICAS - Science

1st June
Assembly - Launch of
Vinnies Winter Appeal
Vinnies Free Dress Day
UN Global Day of Parents

3rd June
Vinnies Meeting - Lunch

24th June
Final day of Term 2

11th July
First 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 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.

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Chinese Temple   Calligraphy Time   Chinese Excursion

On Tuesday 17th May, the Year 11-12Geography class went on a field trip to Flying Fish Point. The purpose of the excursion was to record data and make observations of the erosion of the shore and the control methods which have been implemented to data. This information will complement class analysis of the coastal processes operating at Flying Fish point. This analysis and their field observations will enable the students to explain why the erosion is occurring at the Point and what can be done to control it in the future.

              Geography Excursion

Last week all of our students attended a successful Year 10 Retreat at Mareeba. The group was split into two groups to allow students a greater opportunity to engage with the program and experience real growth as they prepare for work experience at the end of this term, and in preparation for their SET Plans that they will undertake next term, to put them into a position to achieve success in their senior years of schooling. From all reports, both retreats were successful and I thank Mr Peter Dryden and the staff that gave of their time freely to attend, some of whom attended both retreats taking them away from their family and friends for an entire week.

We are currently in the process of conducting Enrolment Interviews for our 2017 Year 7 students. Should any families be aware of friends or relatives considering a place at Good Counsel in 2017, could you please pass this information on to them as we will begin planning for 2017 shortly.

Fancy yourself as a filmmaker or video game creator? This is the competition for you. Screen It is Australia's national moving image competition for school-aged students. This year the theme of the competition is ‘Mystery’. Entries for 2016 open on 1 August and close on 19 September. For details and a look at last year’s winners, visit the link below. Talk to a teacher or your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor about entering this competition.

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