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Fee statements this term

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

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

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.)

Confirmation Liturgy information

As Confirmation liturgies are coming up tomorrow and next Thursday, here is a few last minute details that may help with organising the big day. As we are still adhering to strict social distancing and cleaning procedures, please ensure the following steps are followed:

Arrive at the church 15 minutes before the ceremony.

2.    Have your name marked off the list by the teacher at the door.

3.    Sanitise your hands and move into the church.

4.    Please be seated and refrain from moving around the church.

5.    Please remember to socially distance.

6.    At the end of the ceremony you will be required to wipe and sanitise your seat.

Information for the candidate's sponsor:

1.    Walks forward with candidate when ushered by teacher.

2.    Shows the white card to the priest.

3.    The sponsor lays their right hand on the right shoulder of candidate.

The priest anoints the candidate on the forehead by using oil of Chrism (a consecrated oil) to make the Sign of the Cross while saying the candidate's confirmation name and:

Priest: ______“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Candidates respond: “Amen.”

Priest: Peace be with you

Candidates respond: “And with your Spirit”

Sponsor and candidate then return to their seat

If there are any issues, please contact Anthony through the front office or via email.

3 Thewlis

This is to inform you that Mrs Shannon Thewlis is currently unwell and, following doctor's orders, will not be returning until the start of Week 7- Monday 31 August.

We are currently sourcing a relief teacher to take the class and as soon as this is confirmed we will inform you.

We wish Shannon a speedy recovery.

Thank you all for your acceptance and understanding of this matter.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


David Austin

Covid-19 Update for Parents

Update for Families on COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School and Catholic Education continue to take advice from health authorities in relation to COVID-19. The Catholic Education Office has a team that is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, paying particular attention to local hotspots and organising support for schools where required. Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School is practicing all safe hygiene practices in line with government advice. We understand that the situation is fairly fluid and we will communicate directly with you should there be any important changes in relation to our school operations in the coming weeks. We remind all families: 

·       If your child is unwell, they should not attend school.

·       Please ensure that anyone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms in your family is tested.

·       Parents should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).

Should you have any questions in relation to our school and COVID-19, please feel free to contact our office on Ph 62557888.

Kind regards,

David Austin



Pick up for Kinder!

Kinders will wait inside the double doors of Kinder block- please wait outside maintaining social distance(umbrella good tool for that!) Ta!

Front Pick up today

Due to COVID restrictions, normal pick-up arrangements will occur this afternoon. Please be patient. Thanks for your understanding.

Year 4 Camp Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, ACT Government have informed us that all excursions and camps for Term 3 are cancelled. 

The school will organise reimbursement of costs.

We are extremely disappointed that we have to inform you about this and I will inform the children today personally.

Thank you so much for your understanding during these challenging times.

Term 3 sports days

Please note there are changes to sports days for Term 3. 

Kindergarten – Mondays & Wednesdays

Year 1 – Wednesdays & Fridays

Year 2 – Mondays & Fridays **

Year 3 – Mondays & Thursdays

Year 4 – Mondays & Wednesdays (Week 1-4) Mondays & Fridays (Week 5-10)

Year 5 – Mondays & Wednesdays

Year 6 – Mondays & Fridays

** changed from Thursdays to Fridays.