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 camp reminders

Friday 26 February

26 February 2021

Dear Parents

Students are required to be at school at 5.30am for a 6am departure on Monday 1st March. Due to time constraints buses will leave promptly at 6am. Please do not be late!

Students will return to school the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd March approximately 5pm (traffic dependent). Parents will be notified of a more accurate time via SZapp and the Good Shepherd facebook page closer to arrival.

Please provide your child with a healthy morning tea and water bottle which they will carry in their backpacks on the bus.


Any medication that your child needs to take while at camp, must be handed to their class teacher on the morning of camp Monday 1st March.

  • It MUST be in the original packaging and within a ziploc bag with instructions.
  • The child’s name must be clearly shown
  • Clearly written directions including dosage and frequency of application must be provided
  • Teachers cannot receive any medication for students that does not comply with the above instructions

All current medication stored at school will be taken to camp by the teachers and returned to school at the conclusion of camp. Medication from home will be given back to the students on the return bus journey.

Please do not bring phones, smart watches or other electronic devices. Please do not pack lollies or snack foods to share due to food allergies. Any of these items will be confiscated and returned to your child after camp.

Kind regards, 

The Year 6 Teachers

Take 2 Year 5 Wander to Yerrabi

Thursday 25 February

Okay, let's try this again!

Year 5 Wander to Yerrabi Pond

Wednesday 24 February

A reminder for Year 5 students. Don't forget your hat, water bottle, fruit boost and a small backpack to carry to the Tunnels this morning.