Fri 11
Mon 14
- Term 3 commences
Mon 14 - Fri 18
- Yr 6 Outback Camp
Sat 26
- St Vincent de Paul Mass (6:30pm)
Mon 28
Tue 29
- Southern Cluster Mass
@ GCC (10.30am)
Wed 30
- ICAS English
- Maths Olympiad #3
Thu 31


Fri 1
- District Athletics
- 5K Act of Kindness Prayer Assembly
Mon 4
6GH Class Mass Rm 12
Tue 5
P & F Meeting @ 7:30pm (Theatrette)


CES Privacy Policy Statement
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

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

Welcome back to Term 3.

By the time you read this week’s newsletter all of our Year 6 students and teachers will be enjoying outback Queensland. We will be at Longreach involved in many activities and visiting historical sites that make this part of our State so spectacular.

Our students certainly experience the comparison of the coast to the outback; feeling the cold, tasting the dust, viewing the drought, visiting dinosaur sites, QANTAS, Waltzing Matilda country and the Longreach Hall of Fame, to name but a few of the activities.

This week we welcome two new staff members to GCPS. Mrs Maree Helm and Mr Adrian Conroy. Both have taught extensively throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Maree will be teaching Year 7H full time and Adrian will teach Year 2/3WC on Thursday and Friday each week. Please make them both welcome.

We welcome Maxine Watson back from her long-service leave and thank her daughter Charlene Watson who has kept the school looking spick and span while Maxine has been away.

You may have noticed some minor building works that have been completed over the break. New gutter and roofing repairs should hopefully stop our leaks around the school. We have moved the Netball goal posts in readiness for our painting and remarking of the blue covered area. Rendering of the playground wall is all but completed ready for the last of our playground activity equipment to be installed. Painting touch-ups and refurbishing of areas will continue during the term. Garden edging has been constructed beside the walkways to GCC. Lastly the parent/disabled toilet is complete with a new privacy locking system. All of these works freshen the school site keeping up with maintenance and Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

Students in Years 4F-7 will attend a performance of ‘A Knight to Remember’ staged by the Good Counsel College Students this Thursday. The drama students are using the 11am performance as their final rehearsal for their major production.

Many thanks to Mrs Erbacher and Mrs Sugars who once again utilized their creative flare to design a show display for GCPS that was technologically outstanding. Many hours of work displayed so many of our students creative talents.

Well done to the many students who entered the show with cooking, craft, artwork, plants, vegetables or entered chooks, birds, horses and dogs. It was great to see you all competing.

Over and out from a frosty Longreach.


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.