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Soldier On - Message From The Pathways Officer

Tuesday 19 October

Dear Defence Parents,

 My name is Petrina and I work in the Pathways team at Soldier On, providing employment and education support. Pathways can help enable you to secure long-term meaningful employment after leaving Defence. Soldier On is a national organisation that assists current and ex-serving Defence members and their immediate families, enabling them to thrive. I am a RAAF spouse of 20 years, with 3 teenage children, and have recently returned from an overseas posting after many domestic postings so I understand the importance of connecting with organisations like Soldier On for support

The Pathways Program provides you with practical employment and education assistance, enabling you to secure your future career. For your information, unlike a recruitment agency, Soldier On doesn’t place candidates in jobs. We work in partnership with veteran-supportive Pledge organisations, who have committed to supporting veteran employment - many of whom may be actively recruiting for people

We can also connect you with our veteran-friendly education providers, many of whom provide discounts to veterans, to help you achieve your educational goals - if you decide you’d like to upskill or retrain. Some of our education partners also offer free digital learning opportunities available to Soldier On participants.

Depending on you as an individual, and your needs, Pathways support can include: comprehensive career exploration – helping to identify what you’d like to do after the military and to help mitigate any barriers that may exist, help to navigate and understand the local job market, as well as applying for opportunities, providing guidance with respect to translating your skills and experience, providing meaningful industry insights, helping to uncover job opportunities and new career pathways, review and update your resume, and job interview preparation. We also offer education opportunities to help up-skill candidates for the job that they want.

There is no obligation to stay engaged. You can opt out at any time.

I encourage you to explore our website: www.soldieron.org.au. The Soldier On Jobs Board can be found at:  www.pathways.soldieron.org.au/jobs and for education opportunities go to: www.soldieron.org.au/how-we-help/education.

I can be contacted on Petrina.carpenter@soldieoron.org.au or 0498 118 213

 Kind regards,

Petrina Carpenter

Sacramental information

Tuesday 12 October

A reminder to sacramental families to join us tonight (12th Oct) at 6pm for Prayer Night. Please use the following zoom link to join:


This Sunday the 17th of October is our Reconciliation Heart Mass. Please use the following zoom link to join:


Erika Tokich
Religious Education Co-ordinator (Acting)

Term 4 Small Group Work

Friday 1 October

Today you will receive an email from your child's teacher informing you of the day and time for their small group session. While this is an optional session, we do encourage your child's attendance to support their learning this Term. Below is a document containing instructions to assist you in accessing the Small Group Work on Teams.

Accessing your Small Group Work at Good Shepherd.pdf

Please also note that the Week 1, Term 4 Overview and activities will be posted on Tuesday morning.

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A joyful, vibrant and purposeful Catholic Primary School in the Northern suburbs of Canberra.

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. Good Shepherd is a Kindergarten to Year 6 Catholic primary school providing the best possible foundation for all children’s future education and their adult lives. We promote the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. We teach the importance of good manners and the need for kindness at all times. We teach an academic curriculum combined with many opportunities for children to participate in Music, Sport, STEM and the language of Italian.

As Principal, I feel privileged to be part of the Good Shepherd story. We have a strong sense of community and 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. 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 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



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