Quality learning and teaching in Catholic schools is informed by:

  • The educational vision, mission, policies and strategic directions of the Cairns Catholic Education community
  • Current educational research and practices
  • The needs and the aspirations of students, their families and the local community
  • The knowledge and skills of teachers and support staff
  • The requirements of Government educational policies and directions

Good Counsel College offers students a comprehensive and enriching educational experience. With a diverse range of subjects and programs the curriculum places a strong emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity, aimed at fostering intellectual growth, nurturing individual talents, and preparing students for future success.

In addition to academic subjects, the college offers a variety of extracurricular activities that complement the curriculum. These activities provide students with opportunities to explore their interests, develop leadership skills, and build confidence. Good Counsel College recognizes the significance of these activities in shaping well-rounded individuals who are prepared to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future.

The junior curriculum handbook outlines our diverse range of subjects, including core subjects and specialized electives, offered across various disciplines.

The senior curriculum handbook, provides detailed information about each subject, including learning outcomes, assessment criteria, and recommended resources. In addition to subject-specific information, the senior handbook includes guidance on subject selection, prerequisites, and pathways for further studies or career options. We aim to equip our students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and guidance to make informed decisions about their future and pursue their aspirations.

While the college makes every effort to offer a comprehensive range of subjects, staffing issues and small class sizes do impact on our ability to do so. For this reason, we partner with a range of online learning providers to allow our students to access subjects that may not be able to be run at the college.