|Good Counsel College|
|Type||Independent co-educational secondary day school|
|Motto||One Spirit In Christ|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Diocese of Cairns|
|Principal||Cathy Barrett, Principal|
|Principal||Elizabeth Sutton, Education|
|Principal||Brenton Pappas, Wellbeing|
|Principal||(Deacon) Michael Lindsay, Spiritually|
|Colour(s)||Grey and navy blue|
The Good Counsel College (abbreviated as GCC) is an independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school, located in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. It is a diocese school administered by the Diocese of Cairns. The school serves Innisfail and South Johnstone / Mourilyan and Innisfail's outlying regional areas, generally extending north to Babinda, south to Tully and Mission Beach and inland to Millaa Millaa.
Good Counsel College was established in 1975 as a result of the joining 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 Peter Albion the school was quickly established as an academic institute offering a full secondary education.
As is common in Australian secondary schools, students at Good Counsel during interhouse sporting carnivals are split up into four houses, they are Polding (blue) Marcellin (red), MacKillop (purple) and Clancy (Green), 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.
The College's song is One Spirit in Christ. The lyrics are:
Loving God, You gather us in Your name right here. Together we are family. We share Hope and Faith, playfulness and prayer
Loving God, may we enrich each other's lives and grow Together to reveal our love and show The loving God that we have come to know.
Loving God, grant us wisdom that we need thought our lives. Give us nourishment and strength so that we can learn, And grant us your Good Counsel for us to do what's right.
And here we belong: One Spirit in Christ - Our Saviour As free and moral people in a complex world And with our Mother Mary along beside us We can reach our highest goal and be One Spirit in Christ.
- http://www.gcc.qld.edu.au Good Counsel College Website