Tue, Apr 01, 2014
• P&F Meeting in Theatrette (7.30pm)

Wed, Apr 02, 2014
• Cross Country @ Warrina Lakes

Fri, Apr 04, 2014
• TERM 1 Ends

Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Tue, Apr 22, 2014
• TERM 2 Commences


2012 Master Planning
Good Counsel Parish School's Board Policies
Term Dates for 2014

Term 1 (10 weeks)
Tue, Jan 28 to Fri, Apr 04
Term 2 (10 weeks)
Tue, Apr 22 to Fri, Jun 27
Term 3 (10 weeks)
Mon, Jul 14 to Fri, Sep 19
Term 4 (9 weeks)
Tue, Oct 07 to Fri, Dec 05

Public Holidays & Pupil Free Days - 2014
Australia Day
Monday, 27 January Good Friday Friday, 18 April
Easter Monday Monday, 21 April ANZAC Day Friday, 25 April Queen's B'Day Monday, 09 June Innisfail Show Holiday Friday, 11 July Labour Day Monday, 06 October Pupil Free Day Monday, 20 October
Friday Uniform for 2014

Years Prep to 3
Coloured House Shirts

Years 4 to 7

Term 1 & 3
Coloured House Shirts
Term 2 &4
Interschool Uniform
(Yellow & Blue)



Documents & Forms

Current Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

2014 Prep Intake Presentation

GCPS Library Search

Good Counsel College

Mother of Good Counsel Parish - Innisfail

Parish Bulletin

CyberSmart Website

Find plenty of tools to help you keep your child safe online.


"Catholic Schools into the Future - Govt. Funding info from 2014"

"Catholic School
Funding Fact"

Gonski Review Parent Q&A's

Gonski Report Key Messages

NCEC Media Release 1st March 2012

QCEC Media Release 6th March 2012







Welcome to Good Counsel Primary........

Welcome to our school.  At Good Counsel Primary we value a strong partnership with
families and encourage the building of relationships within a caring and safe community. 
It is our belief that children more easily achieve their true potential when parents
feel comfortable being active and involved in the life of the school.

Our teachers and support staff are highly motivated and dedicated professionals who
provide a rich learning environment for their students.

There is much pride in our rich history and traditions and we are inspired that our
students will be empowered to take their place in the world, contributing positively
to the life of the Church and the wider society.

Together we are continually striving for excellence in education within a Christian environment.

Good Counsel Primary School places a strong emphasis on respect for the individual and
the rights of others.

We look forward to establishing a long and happy association with you as we work together
to educate your child spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally.

Mr. Liam Kenny
Good Counsel Primary Principal

School News and Events
Principal’s Column
Dear Parents
As we begin the final week of first term, we reflect on the number of fantastic academic, cultural and sporting activities that have kept everyone on their toes for the past nine weeks.

Last week saw the start of a major advertising campaign for Good Counsel College and Good Counsel Primary School. With our Year 7students moving to Secondary Education, we hope to attract students from within the Innisfail area as well as prospective students moving to the district.

For those who purchased Saturday’s Innisfail Advocate, you will have hopefully received an early copy of “Spirited Schools”. This publication is a Diocesan project to showcase Catholic Schools in the Cairns Diocese. This year the front cover captured four of our students. Behnjamin Johnson, Natasha Lee Bow, Amandeep Singh and Trent Finta enjoying life and friendship at Good Counsel Primary School. This photo will be seen in the future on billboards and school promotional materials as it captures our students learning and enjoying school. Your personal copy of “Spirited Schools” will be sent home this week.

We are in the process of updating our website, looking at digital and print advertising and today the promotional photographer has been ‘happy snapping’ our students at work and play. Nevertheless, the most successful way to promote Good Counsel Primary School is by ‘word of mouth’. You are our best advocates so please talk up the great things that we have to offer.

Early next term we will have parent/teacher interviews. These are a chance to talk formally with teachers as to how your child is progressing. Issues relating to learning, homework, assessment and general behaviour can be discussed. Please send in your preferred appointment time which teachers will confirm the first week back.

Interhouse Cross Country will be on tomorrow at Warrina Lakes. The area will be a little soft under foot and I encourage you to send a change of uniform for students to change into when they complete their race. Parents will have viewing areas near the finish line but are asked to keep well clear of the track. Come along and encourage your colour house team.

Staff v Students Netball challenge will take place this Friday at 2pm in the blue covered area.

With Easter at the end of the holidays it will be easy to forget the real reason we have a holiday. Please attempt to attend at least one of the Easter services prior to returning to school for Term 2.

HOLY THURSDAY 17 April - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30pm Adoration will continue until midnight.
GOOD FRIDAY 18 April - Stations of the Cross 10:30a.m. Reconciliation 11:30a.m. The Lord’s Passion 3:00p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY 19 April - Reconciliation 11:30a.m. Easter Vigil 8:00p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY 20 April - Mass 9:00a.m.


Please be aware that the times for the 40 km zone have changed to

  • 7.00am - 9.00am and 2.00pm—4.00pm.

Please be aware of these times and keep our children safe.