Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hillston


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St Joseph’s encourage the involvement and participation of the parish community and wider community. It also establishes and maintains positive communications within the school and wider community; and will deepen the relationship between students, staff, parents, parish and wider community.

Our Parish Community is:

  • invited to school celebrations such as liturgical celebrations, concerts, presentation evenings, social activities and sporting events.
  • updated on school news by way of weekly school newsletters being placed in the Church foyer.
  • kept informed of school information through the Principal attending Parish Meetings and important dates being placed in the church bulletin.
  • made aware of the school’s religious program through the Religious Education Co-ordinator and Principal meeting with the Parish Priest.
  • invited to speak at different school events, for example, members of Parish Committees.

Wider Community:

  • The school is featured in the local newspaper regularly with current issues and events that have been happening in the school community.
  • The Staff attend joint inservice opportunities offered by the Diocesan Office and other sources.
  • Updated on school news by way of weekly school newsletters being placed in the local shops.
  • The wider community is invited to support the school community by providing specialist services such as guest speakers and use of venues for special occasions.
  • The school plans excursions within the Wider Community to appropriate venues.


The Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes is geographically large and diverse. The diocese includes twenty-two parishes in an area occupying half of New South Wales.

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