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.


God bless,

David Austin



Latest News

Thanksgiving Mass arrival procedures

Wednesday 16 December

Thank you to the parents who have booked in to attend our Thanksgiving Mass tomorrow. The bookings have reached 50 and are now closed.

When arriving tomorrow, please enter through the back door of the hall, nearest to the Jones building (Year 3). Please sign in using the Canberra Check in app as well as initial on the sign-in sheet. Hand sanitiser will be provided and we also ask at the end of the Mass that you wipe your seats down with the wipes that will be provided. 

We look forward to celebrating Mass together tomorrow.

Yr 6 Graduation disco - Housekeeping

Tuesday 15 December

We are looking forward to the Year 6 Farewell Disco tonight from 6:30-8:30pm. Please note that no mobile devices will be allowed in the hall during the disco for privacy  of students and staff. This includes mobile phones, iPads and watches that can photograph or take videos. If there is a need to contact a parent, teachers have the contact details and will phone if required.

Please also remember that drop off and pick up will be at the front office car park.

Student medications at school

Monday 14 December

Dear parents and carers

A letter will go home this week for parents and carers of students who receive medication at school. Please collect all medications by Friday 18th December 2020.

No medications can be stored at school over the school holidays.  Any items not collected will be disposed of.

Please note: New Action Plans and Authorities will be required for 2021. These should be brought to the front office by parents/carers on the first day of school, Monday 1st February 2021. Action Plans should be updated and printed/provided by your doctor. Authority forms can be downloaded from the school website under the Notes and Notices drop-down menu.

Thank you for your understanding.