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



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Latest News

Fee statements this term

Friday 7 August

Dear Parents,

Due to an issue with our server, we are unable to email fee statements this term. All statements have been printed and sent home with your children.

David Austin

Boorowa Cancelled for 2020

Thursday 6 August

Boorowa Annual Touch Football/Netball Carnival 2020 Cancelled


It is with great sadness that we have had to cancel the 2020 Boorowa Touch Football/Netball Carnival. With the ongoing uncertainty and potential health risks associated with such a big carnival, it was felt that this is the safest course of action following the guidelines and advice from our various Educational Organisations – Department of Education NSW and Catholic Education Office, Canberra & Goulburn.


Hoping to see you all on the 15th October 2021!


Good luck & best wishes for the remainder of the year.


Julie Harton                                                      Andrew Corcoran

St Joseph’s Primary                                         Boorowa Central


3 Thewlis update

Thursday 6 August

This is to inform Year 3 Thewlis parents that Shannon will be away for the next three weeks as she is unwell. Mr Steve Bent has agreed to teach the class fulltime for the next three weeks. Steve was a former staff member and is a regular relief teacher. He has jumped through some hoops for us to ensure that we have a consistent relief teacher for this time- so I am very appreciative.

Thank you for your support and understanding as Shannon recovers. Please keep Shannon in your prayers.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.

(Sorry 3Z, 3T and 3I...... can only send an alert to a Year Level.)