It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Hoxton Park.
As part of the parish community of Good Shepherd we strive each day to work together to be ‘Nurturing Disciples’. In Scripture, Jesus, the Good Shepherd (John 10:8), takes care of his whole flock. Each student in our school is valued, cared for and known. There is a deep connection between our school and parish. At Good Shepherd, students and families are provided with opportunities to grow in faith and hope for a bright future.
Our dedicated and highly skilled staff work together to design learning experiences for students that inspire and empower. Good Shepherd’s core values are FAITH, LEARNING, COMMUNITY and RELATIONSHIPS. Come and see for yourself how these values are brought to life each day in our wonderful school community.
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Hoxton Park was opened in 1997, in response to the expressed needs of the Catholic families living within the Parish. The school opened with just 54 children between Kinder and Year 2. The school’s founding Principal was Frances Kelly.
Since then, the school has grown to be a place where each person nurtures, and is nurtured, to realise their full potential as members of the Good Shepherd community.
The spirit of the community permeates all the endeavours of the school with the person of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, as its focal point.
The image of Jesus the ‘Good Shepherd’ is based upon John’s Gospel (10: 10-15) where Jesus speaks:
I have come So that they live life to the full. I am the Good Shepherd: The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep…
The core values of Good Shepherd are FAITH, LEARNING, COMMUNITY and RELATIONSHIPS. All we do in our community is driven by a willingness to serve and support the needs of all. This is brought to life through our engagement in the St Vincent de Paul ‘Being Christ to Others’ initiative, where families in our school prepare meals for the those in need in our community. Our students also engage in a variety of social justice projects, where they learn of the need to partake in good deeds for the common good.