Good Counsel College, Innisfail

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Good Counsel College
Innisfail, Queensland
Coordinates 17°31′15.5″S 146°01′41.67″E / 17.520972°S 146.0282417°E / -17.520972; 146.0282417Coordinates: 17°31′15.5″S 146°01′41.67″E / 17.520972°S 146.0282417°E / -17.520972; 146.0282417
Type Catholic
Motto One Spirit In Christ
Established 1975
Principal Paul Keenan
Enrolment ~624 (2006)
Campus Innisfail central
Colour(s) Grey and Navy Blue          

Good Counsel College (GCC) is a Catholic co-educational secondary school located in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. It is a parish school maintained by the parish of Innisfail and South Johnstone / Mourilyan that also serves Innisfail's outlying regional areas, generally extending north to Babinda, south to Tully and Mission Beach and inland to Millaa Millaa. [1]


Good Counsel College was established in 1976 as a result of the fusion of two separate single sex education institutes: The Sacred Heart Girls School conducted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Marist Brothers' Boys' School. Initially the school was organized catering only to students in years 8,9 and 10. However under guidance from the school's first lay principal Mr. Peter Albion the school was quickly established as an academic institute offering a full secondary education.

In recent years the school has undergone significant expansion both in terms of enrolments and infrastructure, having trebled the number of enrolments since its inception in 1975.[1]

Past Captains[edit]

Year Male School Captain Female School Captain Male Vice-Captain Female Vice-Captain
2008 Gary Yang Amy Thompson Enosh Neville Bridgette Carr
2009 Tim Payard Suzanne Mclaughlin Michael Arnold Elizabeth Todd
2010 Elliot Keenan Bella Baines James Devlin Aislinn Teixiera
2011 Joshua Arnold Brigid Todd Tristan Enriquez Chelsea Cavanah
2012 Teven Balaba Hannah Hall Michael Crapella Kara Arnold
2015 Liam Ghetti Matilda Price Jack Mckinstry Monique Brischi
2016 Ben Kelleher Reahn Farina Peter Wolbers Abbey Hurney

House system[edit]

As is common in Australian secondary schools, students at Good Counsel College are grouped into 4 separate houses. These houses are usually important during interhouse sporting carnivals but are also commonly used to group students at assemblies and especially during mass transport to event destinations. Each house has an elected male and female captain, who are responsible for aspects of school carnival preparation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Good Counsel Home Page". Archived from the original on 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 

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