Sun 27, July to
Sat 02, Aug

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,

Today we celebrated Catholic Education Week with Fr Neil concelebrating Mass for the Southern Deanery. Over 1200 students and staff were seated in the Champagnat Centre at Good Counsel College. All Deanery Primary students gathered at Good Counsel Primary School for morning tea and lunch. After Mass all Prep—Year 2 students participated in fun activities here at school, while Year 3 & 4 students bussed to Warrina Lakes to participate in multi sports games run by the Cert 3 Fitness students from the College. All Year 5 - 7 students visited Good Counsel College life. The Net Team then put on a mini concert in the Good Samaritan Hall.
Among the important visitors to the liturgy was Mr Lionel Williamson who is our 2014 CEW Local Ambassador. Lionel was born in Innisfail and spends much of his spare time visiting his 99 (soon to be 100) year old mother at Flying Fish Point. Lionel has worked with young adults at St Augustine’s College Cairns for the past 3 decades; coaching Rugby League; Athletics; teaching Religious Education; driving the College bus and facilitating camps and retreats. Lionel is a great role model for all students, particularly his rapport with young indigenous students at St Augustine’s. Lionel is a devoted Catholic and a Man of God. What’s not known by many today, is that Lionel is known as the original Innisfail Flyer. He played Rugby League for North Qld, Qld, NSW and Australia from the 1960’s and 70’s. He played for 6 years with Sydney’s Newton Jets and in the Australian Squad from 1968 to 1974. The second oval at Callendar Park Innisfail is named after our local CEW Ambassador. After our Mass today Lionel spoke to the students giving them an insight into his life journey.

Today we also celebrate three special staff members who received their 20 years of service to Catholic Education - Mrs Naqicatabua, Mrs Ah Shay and Mrs Guli.

Congratulations to Mrs C and Mrs Vecchio who yesterday received their Contribution to Catholic Education State Award.

This week at Good Counsel Primary we have 24 Japanese students visiting, staying with local host families and spending their day at the Primary and College each day. The visitors are delightful and are keen to learn about Australia. They were very excited to spend time in our classrooms and playground. Please make them feel welcome if you see them around the grounds.

To complete an action packed week we wish our athletes every success this Wednesday afternoon and all day Friday when they compete in the District Athletics at Goondi State School. Congratulations to our U/12 Innisfail District Rugby Union Team who competed at TAS in Cairns last Friday. The team, made up of 9 Good Counsel Primary students, came runners up.

Congratulations to all players and well done to Raymond Gunning, Max Pevny-Chapman and Daniel Kuhn who were selected in the Peninsula team .


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.