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.
CHANGE OF TIMES SCHOOL ZONE
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.