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 Principal's Welcome

JS.jpgOn behalf of our school community, I welcome you to  the website of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Springfield Lakes. Good Shepherd opened its doors in 2013. We are currently taking enrolments for all year levels from Prep to Year 6.

We have proudly placed Good Shepherd under the patronage of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy as the Mercy Sisters were responsible for the foundation of schools in the western corridor from Brisbane to Ipswich from the late 1800’s. Good Shepherd is situated within the western corridor.  As a school community we continue to strive to live out the Mercy charism and ethos in the context of the world our students are living in now, priding ourselves on the spirit of welcome and hospitality.

Our staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of our students through life-long learning. They come with a wide range of experience, skills and expertise and a deep commitment to provide students with quality relationships and positive learning experiences. They look forward to working closely with our students and parents/caregivers.

We assist our students to feel safe, secure and experience success so they learn to view themselves as valued members of a community regardless of their level of ability. As an Archdiocesan Catholic Primary School community we provide a proud history of extraordinary opportunities and countless possibilities, creating an educational school of excellence within the Springfield Lakes community.

Our families form a critical part of the tapestry that will become Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Springfield Lakes. I invite you, in these years of establishment to contribute your time, skills and energy to create a spirit of care, hospitality, cooperation and respect; and a community that values and promotes authentic learning and positive relationships.

As an educational leader I believe:
Education is about taking each person as they are and then providing opportunities for them to become more, within the personal and communal context in which they live. Catholic education is about immersing the ministry of educating within the Christian story and the Catholic Tradition. It is about enabling people to make meaning of life through the lens of a personal and communal faith. A Catholic school is part of a wider learning community and its mission is to nurture and support people in their journey as life-long learners by harnessing the social, intellectual, spiritual and financial capital of the whole. Students and adult learners should expect to be empowered as knowledgeable, creative contributors to both the local and global community to which they belong.

As Principal, I commit my leadership over the coming years to working closely with our school and local community to realize your hopes and aspirations for your children.

Please feel free to explore our website and contact the school for further information or to join us on a tour of the facilities during our open days so that you can experience our warm and engaging environment first hand.

May God bless our community, as we journey forward. May Jesus, Teacher and Good Shepherd lead and care for  us and may the Spirit spread wisdom over us and be with us in all we do and strive to become as members of Good Shepherd community.

 
Blessings,

Judith Anne Seery
Principal