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Good Counsel College on Show puts educational facility in the spotlight

30/July/2021
Leanne Nguyen was one of the musical performers in Mary’s Place.

GOOD Counsel College on Show recently opened its doors to the public where visitors were welcomed and given an insight into what the College has to offer as a top educational facility.

The purpose of the day was to give community members an opportunity to experience some of the facilities at the College, meet students, and witness some of the amazing 21st century learning, which occurs daily.

Principal, Cathy Barrett, commented that Catholic schools can be little mysterious to some people if they have never been in one. 

“So, today is designed to help bust some of the myths that may surround us. Catholicism is one of the Christian religions, which follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

“This means all our teaching, learning, and well-being policies here are created through the lens of those values of justice, love, compassion, and hope.” 

“Every person is treated with dignity, we care deeply about the poor and marginalised in society, and we take care of the environment.”

Activities included the Lion Dance outside the library, Tai Chi, and Chinese Harp, as well as musical performances by Leanne Nguyen, Ashleigh Binello, and Simeon Edwards in Mary’s Place.

There were interactive activities and displays, including calligraphy demonstrations, character writing, language studies, Maths’ pathways, and soccer and rugby league clinics on the ovals, whilst hospitality students, who are studying the Certificate II in Hospitality, ran a coffee shop and sold barista coffee, smoothies, and beverages. 

The day also included a First Nations Connections RAP Icon workshop.

Student leaders took visitors on a tour of some of the excellent and diverse College facilities, which include the Industrial Trade Centre, Diverse Learning Centre, library, technology, and science classrooms. 

They could join in a class to see physics experiments, digital technology including drones and robotics demonstrations, the Learning Support Centre, CHC (multipurpose court) and the gym, which focused on Health and Fitness where visitors could practice CPR.

The P&F Association ran a steak and sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Project Compassion, while the leadership team and other staff were on hand to answer any questions.

A raffle was run on the day with two account remission vouchers valued at $500 as prizes to be used in Term 1 of 2022. The lucky winners were current GCC student, Sophie Laksa, and prospective student, Ashton Cini, both of whom can use these vouchers as a discount off first term fees or uniform costs. 

Special thanks were extended to all the staff and students who generously gave their time to assist.

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