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

Principal

 

Austin David

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Latest News

Confirmation Connection Prayer Night

Tuesday 2 June

Tonight we invite you to participate in our Confirmation Connection event via Zoom.

Details of the event:

Tuesday 2 June 6:30pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363268286

In preparation for this event, you may like to prepare a special prayer space in your home.  This can be very simple using a coffee table or bench space, laying a cloth, displaying a cross, a candle and anything else you feel creates a prayerful space.  There will be an opportunity for parents to light a candle with their children during the event.

This event is intended to be a prayerful and reflective opportunity.  Information about the Confirmation Masses will be provided at a later date.


Virtual Cross Country Years 2-6 Weeks 5 and 6 Results

Monday 1 June

Please find attached the link to complete the form to sumbit times for weeks five and six. Results for weeks five and six must be submitted by Thursday the 4th of June. These will then be collected and the top performing student and the most improved student from each age group and gender will be shared with School Sport ACT. This will then be celebrated on the SSACT Facebook page and website.

https://forms.gle/KtuHPoUWs5jfpzms6


Confirmation Connection Prayer Night

Wednesday 27 May

Next Tuesday 2 June at 6:30pm we invite you to participate in our Confirmation Connection event via Zoom.

In previous years we have gathered together in the Church for prayer night  in the lead up to the children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Even though we are currently unable to physically gather in these large numbers, and we aren't sure when we will be able to arrange for the candidates to receive their Sacrament, we believe it is very important that we maintain connection in any way we can.  Our Confirmation Connection prayer event will be an evening where we can all join in prayerful support of all involved in preparing the young people for this major step in their faith lives as they prepare to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Details of the event:

Tuesday 1 June 6:30pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363268286

In preparation for this event, you may like to prepare a special prayer space in your home.  This can be very simple using a coffee table or bench space, laying a cloth, displaying a cross, a candle and anything else you feel creates a prayerful space.  There will be an opportunity for parents to light a candle with their children during the event.

This event is intended to be a prayerful and reflective opportunity.  Information about the Confirmation Masses will be provided at a later date.

As we all eagerly await the latest announcements from the government that will allow us to proceed with planning our Sacrament of Confirmation Masses, please keep the students, their families and those preparing them in your prayers.