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Term Dates 2017

TERM 1 - Thursday 2 February – Friday 31 March 
TERM 2 - Tuesday 18 April – Friday 30 June 
TERM 3 - Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September 
TERM 4 - Monday 9 October – Tuesday 19 December

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Payment & Fees

The setting of fee levels and other compulsory charges in Catholic primary schools is the responsibility of the individual school, taking into account the allocation of government funds. OLGC offers a number of methods for paying fees to reduce any financial burden and to assist financial planning..

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Homework

At Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School we believe that homework reflects the perspectives and expectations of students, parents and teachers. Homework is a part of the learning process which takes learning beyond the classroom, promoting lifelong learning skills and is a shared responsibility between parents, students and teachers.

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School Attendance

Schooling is compulsory for children and young people aged from 6 – 17 years unless an exemption from attendance or enrolment has been granted. Daily school attendance is important for all children to succeed in education and to ensure they don’t fall behind both socially and developmentally. Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives. It is important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.

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Sacramental Program

The Sacramental Program at Our Lady of Good Counsel guides students through their journey of Christian initiation into the Church following on from their Baptism. Students are provided with preparation for their reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. 

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Secondary Schools

OLGC students move onto to many different secondary schools. Our primary school is a well-known feeder school to many local secondary schools.

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Transition

We look forward to welcoming new students at OLGC, and make every effort to make their transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible regardless of which time in the year they commence. Every year we arrange for a variety of activities to support the smooth transitioning into school and between the various year levels. 

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Before and After School Care

The before and after school program offers a safe and enjoyable environment that caters for children's interests. Both indoor and outdoor activities are provided. Children's individual needs are addressed, relaxation and quiet times are considered in the program development.

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Policies & Procedures

The policies of the school guide and describe the main processes, functions and operations of the school. The development and review of policies is part of an agreed process to ensure that key stakeholders are part of the consultation and review process. 

In-school decision making procedures are plans that schools develop and use to guide the response to particular situations or events. Generally, each plan is broken down into a series of steps and identifies the people and resources involved in each of those steps. A school’s procedures and policies will be most effective when they are tailored to meet the needs of the school community and there is consultation with staff, students and parents.

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Uniform

At OLGC our students wear their uniform with pride. The uniform consists of comfortable, durable summer, winter and sport uniforms that can be purchased both new and secondhand. 

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