Contributing to the popularity of Mother of Good Counsel School, North Cairns is the school’s strong record of success in achieving good academic outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy. Our high calibre of staff, strong parental support and up-to-date learning facilities contribute to this success. Academic achievements are based on data-informed best practice, with staff who are continually improving their knowledge and skills, to prepare students for their future lives.
Students have access to contemporary teaching and learning in every class. The use of ICTs including iPads, laptops or Chromebooks is encouraged through the school’s 1:1 iPad and BYOD (bring your own device) programs, where devices are used as another learning tool, in classrooms where students are making sense of their world, problem solving, and learning how to adapt to the changing world they are journeying towards.
We strive to foster successful learning based on both the Gospel values and the tradition of the Mercy Sisters and stand firm on the school’s capacity for effective, life-giving relationships and collaboration involving all those within its school community.
Student wellbeing is a big priority for us; getting to know students individually and helping them to be the best person they can be. Our Wellbeing Coach (Teacher) works with students, teachers and families to support students through every aspect of their lives, which in turn, enhances their capacity to learn.
The school’s Positive Behaviour and Relationship Plan is grounded in restorative practices; learning through our mistakes, and owning our behaviours. We don’t expect anyone to be perfect, but we do need to be reflective and prepared to change what is within our circle of influence to change.