Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel - Gatton




​Regular Events

School Assembly: Thursday 2.00pm

P & F Meetings:

6.30​pm on 4th & 8th Tuesday of each term

School Board Meetings:

5.00pm on 4th & 8th Tuesday of each term

St Mary’s Playgroup:

Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am

Thursday 9.00am – 11.00am

St Mary’s Play Shed behind the church

Uniform Shop: Daily 10.00am-2.00pm

​Principal's Message

Nathan.jpgOur Lady of Good Counsel School is one of the Brisbane Archdiocesan Catholic Schools and as such is founded on a partnership of students, parents, staff, pastors and parishioners at a local level within the broader mission of the church. Our school community works together – united in our belief in Jesus Christ and His values and supporting each other in many different and important ways... read more»

​Latest News



2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Monthhttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2018-Domestic-Violence-Awareness-Month.aspx2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month<p style="text-align:justify;">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Domestic.png" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Domestic.png" style="margin:5px;" />The month of May is an awareness raising month for the prevention of domestic violence. On the television there have been ads with the message “Do Something”. Across the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the message is to “Rewrite the Story – Domestic and family violence defines the story of too many members of our community. Together we can help end domestic and family violence”. Next Wednesday evening, a large number of Brisbane Catholic Education staff will participate in the Darkness to Daylight challenge. This challenge again is an awareness raising event and participants are encouraged to work as a team to cover the 110km distance. The significance of 110 is the number of lives lost to domestic violence each year in Australia. This year, Mrs Drew and myself are teaming up to cover the 110kms alongside another team of staff from the South West Cluster. It is our hope that through joining this event we too can make a difference as we strive to promote respectful relationships right across our community. To find our more you can visit <a href="http://www.rewritethestory.org.au/">www.rewritethestory.org.au</a> or <a href="http://www.australianceochallenge.org/events/darkness_to_daylight">www.australianceochallenge.org/events/darkness_to_daylight</a></p><p>  </p>
2018 Annual Goals OLGChttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2018-Annual-Goals-OLGC.aspx2018 Annual Goals OLGC<p style="text-align:justify;">​<img alt="Goal.jpg" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Goal.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:643px;" />Recently I wrote in the newsletter sharing information around our Excellent Learning and Teaching Goals. Today I have included all ten Annual Goals for OLGC for 2018. These goals will continue to be our focus throughout the year as we strive to provide high quality teaching and learning, embedded with strong Catholic identity in a safe, supportive and sustainable learning environment through responsible stewardship. This year’s goals are:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">1: Continue to embed a deep understanding of the Mercy Charism of the school through developing and making visible the school virtues.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">2: Further develop and promote a re-contextualised view of Catholic Identity by creating a cohesive and integrated approach to the Religious Life of the School.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">3: Teachers will collaboratively engage in short cycle planning, using the Religion Curriculum to effectively teach, assess and report on student learning progress.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">4: Develop student, parent and staff understanding of the relevance of iconography, symbols and sacred spaces within the school so that they are recontextualised and the connections between my story, our story and the story is explicit and lived.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">5: Further develop and consolidate the common language of learning to support positive behaviours for learning and effective teaching and learning processes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">6: Teachers collaboratively plan from the Australian Curriculum using short cycle planning and the 4C Model across Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics & Religious Education to effectively progress all students in their learning.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">7: Teachers use Essential Skills and Effective and Expected Practices to engage and enhance all students in their learning.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">8: To plan and commence transition from traditional classroom to contemporary learning environments for the 21st century learner.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">9: Enhance community safety through improving school facilities to ensure a safe environment is provided for all who visit our school.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">10: Build sustainability in staff through developing teacher capability in supporting behaviour management, effective teaching and learning practices and student well-being.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">OLGC staff believe in a growth mindset and with this mindset we will strive for improvement so that we can be the best school we can be. Supporting each and every student on their learning journey to be successful learners is our goal.</p><p>  </p>
2019 Prep Enrolmentshttp://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/2019-Prep-Enrolments.aspx2019 Prep Enrolments<p>​<img alt="Prep 2019.JPG" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Prep%202019.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prep Enrolment Interviews are currently being organised at Our Lady of Good Counsel School.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">If you have a child born between 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014 and would like to enrol for Prep 2019 please ensure your enrolment form is submitted online via http://www.olgcgatton.qld.edu.au/Enrolments/Pages/enrolment-information.aspx.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The next step in the enrolment process is for us to meet with you and your child where we can obtain further information about him/her and to provide further information to you about Prep. It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to hear about your special child and your dreams and aspirations for them. It certainly is a very exciting time in the life of your child and family.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I wish to confirm the following days have been scheduled for Prep Interviews:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Monday 21 May, Wednesday 23 May and Friday 25 May</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Monday 28 May and Wednesday 30 May</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Once your online enrolment form has been submitted it would be appreciated if you could contact Anthea, Annemaree or Rachel in the school office on 54 622 675 to make an interview time. An original Birth Certificate must be sighted at the enrolment interview. Please ensure you bring this document with you on the day.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Following your interview, a letter of offer will be sent to you. This letter will also provide further information about our Prep Parent Information Sessions and Prep Orientation to be held in Term 4, 2018.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is, indeed, a pleasure for us to keep you updated about these important events in readiness for our 2019 Prep year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">May I again take this opportunity to welcome you to the community of Our Lady of Good Counsel School and invite you to contact the school should you have any questions or queries as the year progresses.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I look forward to meeting with you in the coming weeks.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Yours sincerely</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nathan Haley</p><p style="text-align:justify;">PRINCIPAL</p>

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