Welcome to Good Shepherd Primary School Amaroo
I warmly welcome you to Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Amaroo, where we, in partnership with the Holy Spirit Parish, strive to make Jesus’ vision and mission central in our lives. We value and respect the sacred dignity and uniqueness of each individual. Our school celebrates our diversity and strives for excellence and success for all. We promote the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 Catholic primary school located in the northern suburbs of Canberra, ACT. There are four classes per Year Level. In partnership with the parish of Holy Spirit Parish, we work to provide quality Catholic education through effective teaching and learning experiences that will enable our children to engage successfully in today’s rapidly changing twenty-first century environment.
Good Shepherd Primary School primarily serves children living in Amaroo, Bonner, Forde, Jacka, Moncrieff and Taylor. While the school population is predominantly Catholic the school does accept enquiries from families of other faith backgrounds that support our ethos.
We work in partnership with the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and this enables us to be supported by system wide policies as well as ensuring that we are part of an inclusive community based on the life of Jesus Christ.
As Principal, I feel privileged to be part of the Good Shepherd story. We have a strong sense of community at Good Shepherd. With a dedicated staff, a supportive parent body and an active and visionary Community Council, the school is part of a vibrant and supportive parish led by Fr Mark Croker.
As educators, we acknowledge that we share the responsibility of education with parents. Learning is a partnership and we will warmly welcome your participation and support.
At Good Shepherd we offer our students the challenge of achieving personal excellence in all areas of school life and encourage them to become independent learners, equipping them with the skills necessary for life-long learning. This is a community that encourages all students to value and respect themselves and others in their journey of faith, learning and life.
We warmly welcome enquiries from all prospective families seeking a Catholic education and will happily arrange tours on request. Please contact us for further information. We hope to share with you the difference that a Catholic education at Good Shepherd can make to your daughter or son.
Wednesday 1 July
Wednesday 1 July
We are very pleased to announce the new dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please visit the parish website www.holyspiritgungahlin.org.au/confirmation-2020/ as soon as possible to book the new date and time for your child's Confirmation, keeping in mind our restriction on numbers. A letter will be sent home with these details.
Please ensure to return the tear off slip with your child's Confirmation Saint Name and Sponsor Name to the parish via email or to your classroom teacher.
Friday 26 June
Friday 26 June
Please note that you are still required to book to attend Mass in person. If you do not book, we will be forced to refuse entry. We are sorry to have to do this however we do need to be strict about the numbers to adhere to government rules. If you are performing a Ministry at Mass, you do not need to book as these numbers have been factored in.
Book here: https://www.holyspiritgungahlin.org.au/latest-news/mass-bookings/
If are not able to book online, please contact the parish office on 02 6242 9622.
For those who are not able to attend in person at this time, please continue to join us for Mass on Sundays at 9.30am via Zoom using https://zoom.us/j/824036573.
Youth Mass – For Young People and Their Families only!
Join the Holy Spirit Gungahlin Parish community on Sunday 28th June for our Youth Mass (5:30pm) and Youth Gathering (6:30pm)! Exploring the theme ‘Dream Again’, this is a chance for you to come back into the heart of our Church and have fun, faith and fellowship with our young Church. Food available and families welcome. Further information available by clicking here.
This weekend’s newsletter is now available online. Click on the link here to access it: https://www.holyspiritgungahlin.org.au/27-28-june-2020-13th-sunday-ordinary-time/
Monday 22 June
Monday 22 June
If your child is in Year 3, 4 or 5, baptised Catholic and you would like them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, please read the attached note from Holy Spirit Parish.