Our Religious Education program, Sharing Our Story, encourages our students to come to know Jesus and our Catholic heritage. We support this through our pastoral care, Mass attendance and prayer. We say the Angelus regularly as a whole school and offer a calendar of liturgical celebrations. We assemble as a community each term, and celebrate liturgies to reaffirm our commitment to being part of the Mission of the Good Shepherd, and are supported by our parish priest. Parish-based Sacramental programs for the preparation of our students for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are also conducted in our parishes of Good Shepherd, Plumpton and Holy Family, Emerton.
Our English program caters for the children's interests, abilities and individual needs and focuses on learning skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
We have a 'hands on' program designed to stimulate and challenge the students with mathematical concepts in number, space, geometry, patterns, algebra and measurement.
History and Geography
History and Geography exposes the children to people, traditions, lifestyles, changes in our world, and caring for our environment. Outdoor education is a developing facet of our curriculum, in response to environmental awareness. This incorporates caring for our school environment and sharing these good habits at home and in our neighbourhood.
Science and Technology
Science and Technology encourages 'hands on' experiences so that the children may explore scientific and technological areas relevant to their lives.
Technology is integral in today’s learning. We utilise a collection of interactive whiteboards, flip videos, iPads, laptop banks and digital cameras, and incorporate new technology into all aspects of classroom life. Our technology allows all students to access school work from home.
Each class enjoys music and drama lessons that offer the children the opportunity to develop their talents freely and wisely in an encouraging environment. The Music program is based on the creative arts syllabus. There is also a school choir, a dance group and visits from performers (such as Musica Viva and concerts). Creative arts are also integrated within other key learning areas.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education addresses student’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Each class has a sport/physical education lesson weekly. Students in Years 3 to 6 are given the opportunity to compete in local cluster, zone and diocesan events.