The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) takes place every year.
The NCCD is a collection that counts:
Students are counted in the NCCD if they receive ongoing adjustments at school due to disability. This support allows them to access education on the same basis as a child without a disability. The NCCD uses the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Click on the link for more information on the NCCD.
Transport Canberra has worked closely with the school community to provided frequent and additional services for school students across Canberra.
Transport Canberra has made the following changes:
These are the school bus routes for Amaroo School and Good Shepherd Catholic Primary
All schools, parents and students can check timetables here:
The school day begins at 8:50am, at which time children line up in class groups. The school day concludes at 3:10pm. There are two breaks in the school day: recess from 11:00–11:30am, and lunch from 1:10–1:40pm. Supervised eating time at recess is between 11:30-11:40am, and supervised eating time at lunch is 1:40–1:50pm.
Kindergarten students finish school at 3:10pm. They can be collected from the grassed area in front of the Kindergarten building at 3:10pm. All Kindergarten students will be supervised in this area by their teachers until 3:20pm, at which time they will be taken to the front pick up drive through area.
Parking Drop Off and Pick Up
Drive through drop-off and pick-up operates in the area at the front of the administration building. This method is encouraged by the school.
If you park and collect your child from the front school carpark, you must wait in the carpark area and not enter the school grounds. Parents are asked to note the disabled parking zones.
If you park and collect your child from the Church carpark, you must wait outside the school gates. All students will be supervised at the gate until 3:30pm.
We request each family to have a card with their name in large print displayed on the dashboard as they drive through pick-up. Our front office staff can provide this on request. The teacher on duty will call each family name as the car approaches so that those children can come to the kerb. This enables a quick and safe collection of children. Pick-up begins at 3:20 pm each afternoon. Parents are asked not to queue before this time, to allow other cars to exit the carpark. At no time is parking permitted in the drop-off and pick-up zone.
Children should be collected by 3:30pm, when supervision finishes. If you are unable to collect your child by 3:30 pm they will need to attend after school care. Please register here. TeamKids
At Good Shepherd Amaroo we value and welcome parental participation throughout the year. All volunteers 16years and over to ACT schools must provide the school with their current Working with Vulnerable People card and sign in each time they are volunteering. Volunteers must carry their Working with Vulnerable People Card on them at all times while on school grounds.
Opportunities to volunteer include:
Payments for Community Council events and Items sold by the Community Council can be made through the Qkr! app. This app is available for you to download for free to your mobile device. At Good Shepherd this app may be used to pay for items such as:
Register or sign in using this link Click here to sign in
Catholic Care Canberra and Goulburn are contracted by Catholic Education and Congregational schools to provide a counselling service for students and their families. As part of their pastoral care program for students, Catholic Schools have access to a Student and Family Counsellor. There is no fee to access this service.
Our School Counsellor can be contacted by emailing our Good Shepherd Wellbeing Team at email here or through the Catholic Care Red Hill office on (02) 6162 6100.
The role of the Student Welfare Officer is to work with all students, carers, families and staff to provide social and emotional support to actively promote student well-being. Good Shepherd's Student Welfare Officer is Mrs Terree Olive who is a member of the Good Shepherd Wellbeing Team. Mrs Olive can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School has a Parent Library located in the foyer of the administration building available for use by all parents and carers.
The Parent Library was established for a variety of reasons:
Parent and family engagement is important in each student’s primary school years. Research suggests parental connection to the school relates to enhanced student academic success and wellbeing. The school welcomes feedback and suggestions from parents/carers.