Good Shepherd Catholic College was established as Mount Isa Catholic High School in 1985 from buildings and resources of San Jose Secondary School for girls and St. Kieran’s Christian Brothers’ College for boys.
This took place as part of the rationalisation of parish facilities undertaken in 1984-85. San Jose had been operating since 1964 and St. Kieran’s since 1960, and in the process of amalgamation, many of the characteristics of both schools were retained and extended to build a new identity for Mount Isa Catholic High School. In 2004 the school commenced it's first senior class of Year 11 students who continued on to become the first Year 12 class to graduate in 2005.
A period of major refurbishment and transformation took place between 2003 and 2005, culminating with a change of name to Good Shepherd Catholic College (GSCC). The name change was perceived as inspirational, connected to our Parish and the title 'College' reflects a more senior status emerging from the inclusion of senior students.
GSCC is becoming an increasingly well-resourced Catholic College, which focuses on developing excellence and expertise amongst staff for the education of young men and women in the western region of the Townsville Diocese.