Curriculum

What is taught at Good Shepherd?

Good Shepherd Primary is a four-stream school of mixed ability age-appropriate class groupings. Particular emphasis is on catering to the different learning needs and learning styles of each child.

The curriculum offered at Good Shepherd follows the NSW Department of Education guidelines and incorporates all Key Learning Areas. Opportunities are provided for children with special needs and talents within the curriculum.

In each class, children participate in:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Human Society and Its Environment
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative and Practical Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Our Educational Philosophy

At Good Shepherd Primary, we believe that we are:

  • united by Gospel values
  • celebrating our gifts and differences
  • a partnership of home, school and parish
  • forming a collaborative learning community
  • enabling the freedom to explore
  • reflecting on our learning
  • co-operating to achieve

The school’s educational philosophy is based on a belief that quality education takes place in a collaborative community of reflective and co-operative learners.

Learning Support

Some students may need extra support to reach their educational potential. Learning Support helps to provide this link.

Learning Support can happen within the classroom context, in small groups or in one-to-one experiences.

Learning Support programmes emphasise Literacy, Numeracy, Social Skills, and Study Skills.