About Us

Good Shepherd Primary School was founded in 1997, in response to the expressed needs of the Catholic families within the parish. The school opened with three classes (two Kindergarten classes, and one Years 1/2 class) with just 54 children and five founding staff members.

As the school continues to develop, it values its relationship with Good Shepherd Parish. In a spirit of partnership with parents and parish, the school promotes the demonstration of Christian values, pursues the promotion of excellence in learning, and the recognises the individuality of learners.

The spirit of community permeates all the endeavours of the school with the person of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, as its focal point.

Since its foundation, our school has grown to be a place where each person nurtures, and is nurtured, to realise their full potential, both as individuals and as members of Good Shepherd community.

The image of Jesus as the 'Good Shepherd' is based upon John's Gospel (10:11-15), where Jesus says:

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.