Heritage

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School has a rich tradition that began with the first teachers – the Brigidine Sisters.

Their charism espoused a deep love of God expressed through their sense of hospitality for others; by finding God in the ordinariness of life, in the beauty of creation and in the constant desire to learn about the connection between God and life.

Today these values live on as we work to ensure that the values of hospitality, care and support are nurtured. Our school’s natural environment has many areas in which nature and creation are a focus for prayer and reflection. Key symbols of the Brigidine Sisters are also apparent in our school. These include the lamp of learning, the Brigidine cross and the Holy Scriptures. The symbols are used to tie the school to its heritage

The formation of students in Catholic discipleship is a major aim of our school and this is typified in the motto, ‘Let Your Light Shine’. Our vision is to strive for a Christ-centred community where learning is enjoyed in a supportive and challenging environment and where each individual’s special gifts are shared in response to the school motto.

As an integral part of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, our Mission commits us to:

  • enhance faith development within a welcoming Catholic community committed to service
  • be a school of excellence in teaching and learning
  • respond to the differences of each individual
  • provide a safe and supportive environment
  • celebrate community achievements