Mon 02 Parent Tr Meetings
3Y Rm 5 3:15pm
3/4K Rm 7 3:15pm
Tue 03 Parent Tr Meeting
5GH Rm 12 5:00pm
P & F AGM 7:30pm Theatrette
Wed 04 Parent Tr Meetings
2AL & 2WH Rm 4 3:15pm
6B & 6H Theatrette 5:30pm
Thu 05 Parent Tr Meetings
4PM Rm 8 3:15pm
4/5H Rm 9 5:00pm
Fri 06 Beginning School Mass Mother of Good Counsel Church 9:00am
Tue 10 ARTS COUNCIL Auditorium


CES Privacy Policy Statement
2012 Master Planning
Good Counsel Parish School's Board Policies
Term Dates for 2015

Term 1 (10 weeks)
Tue, Jan 27 to Thu, Apr 02
Term 2 (10 weeks)
Mon, Apr 20 to Fri, Jun 26
Term 3 (10 weeks)
Mon, Jul 13 to Fri, Sep 18
Term 4 (9 weeks)
Tue, Oct 06 to Fri, Dec 04

Public Holidays & Pupil Free Days - 2015
Australia Day
Monday, 26 January Good Friday Friday, 03 April
Easter Monday Monday, 06 April ANZAC Day Saturday, 25 April Queen's B'Day Monday, 08 June Innisfail Show Holiday TBA Labour Day Monday, 05 October Pupil Free Day TBA
Friday Uniform for 2015

Years Prep to 2
Coloured House Shirts

Years 3 to 6

Term 1 &2
Coloured House Shirts
Term 3 &4
Interschool Uniform
(Navy, Lgt Blue & Gold Stripe)


Documents & Forms

Current Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

GCPS Library Search

Good Counsel College

Mother of Good Counsel Parish - Innisfail

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,

Happy Australia Day to all for yesterday.

A very warm welcome to the 2015 school year. Today all of our students returned from Year 2 - 6 with our Year 1 and Prep boys. Tomorrow our Year 1 and Prep girls will have their first day, with the whole school being here Thursday.

A special welcome to all of our new students across the year levels, who begin their educational journey here at Good Counsel Primary School. We hope that you find Good Counsel Primary School a welcoming and caring school where you will be educationally challenged. To new parents, make yourself know to your child’s teachers and to our parents of existing students, please extend a warm welcome to our new families.

Over the Christmas break we have had some staff changes. We welcome Mr George Taifalos who will be our new Groundsman. Miss Alison finished up just prior to Christmas and we thank her and wish her well. Mrs Gillian Marmara will be working 2 days in Prep FD and 2 days in Year 1 replacing Mrs Deb Castles who is only working 3 days this year in Prep C. Mrs Joanne O’Brien begins this week as our Finance Officer one day a fortnight replacing Mrs Liz Clarke who is this year full time at Good Counsel College. We welcome to Prep Miss Amanda Cardillo who has transferred from St Gerard Majella in Cairns; Mrs Amy McElhinney who returns to Year 4 (Wed/Thur) and Mrs Michelle Ham to Year 2 (Thur/Fri). Both Mrs McElhinney and Mrs Ham have worked here in the past and are known to many of the classes.

During the past few weeks several maintenance tasks have been completed including retiling the front steps and painting around the school. Teachers and School Officers have been back at school completing Professional Development since last Tuesday. We have been in-serviced in the areas of English, Indigenous Studies, Religion and Classroom ‘best practice’. These are all areas for our school to focus on this year and we look forward to implementing our new learnings.

We look forward to working with you in the Education of your children.




From January 1 2015, smoking is banned at all Queensland state and non-state schools, and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries. The law applies at all times during and after school hours, on weekends and during school holidays. It includes the use of all smoking products, including regular cigarettes and devices commonly known as electronic cigarettes.

School land is defined as land on which a:

  • state school provides education programs under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
  • non-state school provides primary education, secondary education or special education under the Education (Accreditation of Non-state schools) Act 2011
  • State or non-state school provides other educational facilities, instruction or activities, for example, sports grounds and including land that is owned or leased by the school

The buffer is a 5 metre no-smoking area around the perimeter of the school, beyond the school land boundary; including all structures in this area, such as bus shelters and car parks. This area does not extend into residential or business premises that share a boundary with school land.

Thankyou for complying with this new legislation.


Please be aware that the times for the 40 km zone are :

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

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