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29th March
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30th March
SRC Formation Conference
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31st March
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18th April
First Day of Term 2

25th April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday


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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

The FNQ Regional Reader's Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars for the past decade. The competition is an initiative of the Children's Book Council of Australia designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Our school is able to nominate two teams in the Year 7/8 section. For more details of the competition please go to the following link below http://readerscup.org.au/

The regional winners then have the opportunity to compete in the State Reader's Cup Final held in Brisbane in September. Students also attend the Brisbane Writer's Festival in conjunction with the Finals. FNQ Regional teams have performed exceptionally well in previous years and are regularly placed in the top 3 schools across Queensland.

This year the competition will be held at Cairns State High School on Friday, 9th June. Reading of the official Readers Cup books will commence in the week before the Term 1 holidays. We encourage all avid readers to register their interest  with Mrs Lowrey before the 20th March.

Bicentenary PaintingsMARIST BICENTENARY
The Bicentenary Paintings
Four paintings were commissioned to celebrate the Bicentenary. The paintings are on a pilgrimage starting from Alice Springs last Month. Two of the paintings have begun a Journey South through Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. The two paintings, on display here last week and left on their journey to travel to Ayr on Monday. All four paintings will arrive in Sydney for the Bicentennial celebrations in August. Please see the current newsletter for further information.

On Tuesday the 21st February the Art students from Year 9-12 combined with Languages to travel to Cairns to visit the various Galleries and gain a firsthand experience of seeing work by International and Local Artists. Not only was I impressed by their participation and behaviour but also by their interest and questions to myself and Gallery Curators….they did us proud! Well done everyone. Thank you for a great experience!!

The Arts Trip to Cairns  The Arts trip to Cairns

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