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



Latest News

Year 6 Graduation - 2021 committee

Friday 30 July

We are asking for assistance from Year 5 parents to help plan, prepare and organise the Year 6 Graduation for 2021. This generally involves 2-3 planning meetings and some organisational details plus assisting with food serving and supervision on the evening.


When your child is in Year 6 - you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the occasion.

Good Shepherd Community Council

Athletics Carnival Cancelled

Thursday 29 July

Dear Parent,

The Athletics Carnival that was scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled due to the muddy state of our ovals. Students are to wear their normal Friday school uniform to school tomorrow.

David Austin

Year 6 Parliament House Excursion changed to incursion

Thursday 29 July

Dear Parents and Carers,


Please be advised that the Parliament House excursion on Monday 23 August has been cancelled due to the current closure of Parliament House to the public. An incursion has been arranged instead where the Parliamentary Education Office will visit Good Shepherd and run a "mock Parliament" with the Year 6 students as our politicians! This incursion will take place on the same day Monday 23 August during school hours on site at school. There is no cost to students.



Year 6 Team