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

Tue, Apr 22, 2014
• TERM 2 Commences

Fri, Apr 25, 2014
• ANZAC Day March
8.30am Start

Sat, Apr 26, 2014
• St Vincent de Paul Mass
@ 6.30pm

Tue, Apr 29, 2014
• Mother of Good Counsel Feast Day Mass @ 9.00am
• Oral Reporting Interviews (Library)


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
Returning from our Easter holiday break saw many smiles and stories of families going away, sharing time together, camping with friends and relaxing. Reflecting on our holiday season, I draw the link between Easter (the gift of Jesus dying and then rising from the dead to save his people) and ANZAC Day this Friday where we are reminded of the thousands of men and women who died to save our nation.

The late Bishop Michael Putney wrote in his Easter message that, “Easter is a time for hope”. “Today, too many people cannot see beyond what is going wrong in their lives and lose their hope for the future”. His hope for Easter this year was for all to discover new hope, new joy and new peace. Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville died on March 28, 2014 (The Catholic Leader April 20, 2014). It was great to see so many of our school families who attended mass over the Easter break. Too easily we may become absorbed by the commercialism of Easter and forget what occurred some 2000 years ago.

ANZAC Day will be commemorated this Thursday morning at our school special assembly brought to you by the Student Council. The official ANZAC March for students will be at 8.30am Friday. Students are to wear their checked school uniform with correct socks and black shoes and school hat. We will assemble at 8.00am for the 8.30am March which will leave from the Cenotaph outside the RSL on Fitzgerald Esplanade. Parents are reminded that Saturday night’s 6.30pm Mass has the St Vincent de Paul Choir, Mini Vinnies are invited to attend.

Year 1 - 7 Parent/Teacher interviews will be held next Tuesday 29th April. All families will have received a notice last term regarding interview times and you will receive notification of your appointment time this week. As these interviews are only 10 minutes slots please be on time. Prep Parent/Teacher interview times will be advised shortly.

Please keep in your prayers Mr David Fisher-Leach, Broghan (3SY) & Tayah (1S) who has been unwell.

Congratulations Luke (7T) & Julia Thompson (4PD) who received the Sacrament of Baptism.

Check the Term Calendar p.2. to see the various events to look forward to: District Cross Country, Mother’s Day Morning at GCPS, NAPLAN, Arts Council, ICAS & Math Olympiad Competitions, Young Performers & Inter-house Sports. Another 10 weeks of action packed learning, living and laughing.

And a reminder that Tuesday 29th is the Feast Day of Mother of Good Counsel, mass will be at 9:00a.m. See you there.


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.