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School History

School of the Good Shepherd is a Catholic Parish Primary School located in Gladstone Park, a north-western suburb of Melbourne. With its beginnings in the early 60’s, our school community has evolved over the years from a predominantly English speaking background to that of a multicultural one. We value,  embrace and celebrate our religious and cultural traditions, fostering an environment of inclusivity and ‘oneness’ where we are all ‘Known by our name.’  

Our current enrolment is 350 students. Our school is organised into 14 classrooms, all straight grades, with 37 staff members delivering an engaging curriculum dedicated to the support of all students.  The Parish Priest, Father Anh Nguyen, teachers, parents and students acknowledge the school’s role in developing the children’s relationship with their Catholic faith. This is reflected through all aspects of school life.  School of the Good Shepherd is a community minded school. We welcome parent participation and recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents. As a community we have embraced the cultural diversity of our families and have provided many opportunities for participation and celebration.

The School of the Good Shepherd is a school with a powerful student centered learning vision. As we we continue to strive towards a creative environment that is flexible, adaptable and underpinned by high expectations of achievement for each individual, so that they are prepared to face the 21st century with confidence.  We ensure all learning is Visible, so students are the drivers of their own learning.

Education in Faith

The religious nature of our school permeates all aspects of our Parish school community life.