Tue 26 Prep 2015 Info
Evening @ 5:30pm (Theatrette)
Wed 27 Prep Fathers’ Night @ 6:30pm (Prep rooms)
Fri 29 4PD First Eucharist Prayer Assembly
Fri 29 Inter-School
Sports #3
Sat 30/Sun 31 Sacrament of First Eucharist


Mon 1 56H Class Mass Rm 9
Tue 2 P & F Meeting @ 7:30pm (Theatrette)
Fri 5 2AL Father’s Day Prayer Assembly
Fri 5 Inter-School Sports #3
Sun 7 Father’s Day
Sun 7 Sacrament of First Eucharist @ St Rita’s South Johnstone
Sun 7—Fri 12 Yr 7 Outback Camp


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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)


2014 Interhouse Sports Carnival

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CyberSmart Website

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"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,

Last week’s Under 8’s Day was certainly a highlight for our junior school. Approximately 40 prospective prep students attended our activities up until morning tea. This year we invited the Innisfail Community Kindy and I would propose that we extend this invitation to all District Kindergartens in 2015.

Many thanks to Mrs Fey and all other staff for their work organising the activities for the children to do. Thanks also to the many parents and grandparents who stayed to help out as well as our Good Counsel College Cert III in Childhood students, who did face painting all morning. The morning was a great advertisement for Good Counsel Primary School.

This Tuesday, August 26 our prospective prep parents for 2015 will be attending a Parent Information Session in the Theatrette. This will be one of many visits to Good Counsel they will make over the coming months in preparation for Prep 2015. Pre Prep open mornings begin in Week 1 of Term 4 on October 10. These sessions are for our Pre-Preps to familiarise themselves with our school in readiness for Prep next year.

In the next few weeks, we have two staff members taking long service leave. Mrs Fey will start next week and return in Week 2 of next term. Mrs Michelle Ham will be teaching PrepFD Monday— Wednesday and Mrs Lisa deBuck will teach Thursday—Friday.

Mrs Lynne Guli will be off in Week 9 and will return next term. Mrs Judy O’Farrell will be teaching Year 1G for the time that Lynne is away.

We wish Max Pevny-Chapman and Daniel Kuhn every success as they travel to Brisbane this Thursday for the State Rugby Union trials. The boys are representing the Peninsula Region at the Championships.

Our thoughts are with all of our students who have been preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist. This weekend they will attend mass and enter fully in the Eucharistic celebration.

See the notice on page 4 of the newsletter regarding the collection of information required to determine the Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage for schools.




Good Counsel Primary School Administration is about to undergo a transformation in the upgrade to its office systems—both financial and student. This change is being undertaken across the Cairns Diocese. GCPS is set down for the final two weeks of Term 3.
During this time, both Mrs Dunne and Mrs Archer will be attending training and assisting in the smooth migration of our data to the new system. Mrs Julie Cross will be ‘holding the fort’ in their absence. Please make her feel welcome.
The new system will be taken up at the commencement of Term 4. We ask for your patience whilst our Administration staff are in the ’learning’ phase and understand you may encounter slight delays. We apologise in advance.
Due to this new system, we now request that parents complete the ‘Update to Emergency Contacts’ form, taking special note of Legal surname/first names and DOB for any contacts provided e.g. Jenny—legal name, Jennifer. This is a requirement of the new system to ensure duplication of contacts are minimal.
In anticipation of the upgrade, we ask that all forms be completed in full and returned to the classroom teacher or directly to Administration by no later than Friday, 29th August, 2014.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation and assistance in this challenging time ahead. Look out for more updates in the coming weeks.



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.