Good Counsel College is a small, but growing, Catholic co-educational secondary school with a strong sense of community and pride that offers a quality and holistic educational experience for students in Years 7-12. It operates under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Cairns and enjoys collaborative partnerships with Catholic Primary schools in Tully, South Johnstone, Silkwood, Innisfail and Babinda whilst also welcoming students from state and other schools who are seeking a Catholic education for their children and who share our values.
The College strives to provide a quality education for the whole person in a safe and nurturing environment where students can grow, emotionally, spiritually, academically and physically.
The overarching vision for Good Counsel College is aligned with the strategic vision of Cairns Catholic Education services:
Everyone learns and feels safe: every child, every staff member all the time and we are all responsible.
Our staff wholly believe that all students can learn, and can achieve success in all aspects of their learning when they are provided with quality teaching practices and the time and support they need to do well.
Our Pastoral vision is to graduate students who make compassionate contributions to the world. We aim to develop resilient students with a growth mindset who always give their best in everything they pursue.
Faithful to the mission of the Church and in the way of Mary, Good Counsel College is an active member of the Marist Schools Australia association. Imbued with the Marist charism, the essence of who we are and the ways we engage with one another as a community draw inspiration from the Five Marist Characteristics of Presence, Simplicity, Family Spirit, Love of Work and In The Way of Mary. Our Marist ideals and values are central to our identity, vision, and mission, now and into the future.
Come and join our family and experience the difference at Good Counsel College.