Co-Curricular Activities

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School offers a large number of co-curricular activities for students wishing to extend their learning in various ways. These include:


Children are able to join the training band from Year 3 and need no previous experience.

Band involvement can benefit children in many different ways. Apart from developing musical ability and performance techniques, children gain valuable social skills by becoming an integral member of an ensemble.

The school employs a professional musician as our Band Teacher for the program.  The Band Teacher co-ordinates and conducts both the Concert Band and Training Band. Private band tutors provide instrument lessons for those children who are enrolled in the program and play in the band. Students perform at eisteddfods, special functions and at a ‘Solo Night’ during the year.



Students in Years 3-6 can volunteer to join the School Choir. A specialist teacher rehearses the choirs two mornings before school each week. The choir children perform at eisteddfods and special functions throughout the year as well as being very involved in all our school masses and events.

Chess Club

Children in Years 3-6 are invited to join the Chess Club.  Students are engaged in regular chess competitions with students from other schools.

Public Speaking

The skills of public speaking are specifically taught from Years 3 – 6, with senior students involved in a school-based public speaking tournament. Those selected then move onto representative competitions at district and diocesan levels.


All children in K-6 have an opportunity to learn the keyboard.  Classes are available either before school or during lunch. Parents can contact Colin Woodward on 0412 897 737 for more information.

Instrumental tuition

For information on instrumental tuition please contact Janella Fyfe via OLGC at

Languages – Indonesian Lessons (during class time)

Please click on the following link provided for information regarding Indonesian Lessons During Class Time


For more information regarding learning Mandarin as an extra curricular subject at OLGC please contact Echo at or 0430 222 116.