Entries by Lauren Hodges

Year 6 Leadership, Learning and Sustainability Camp

At the beginning of Term 2, our Year 6 students packed their bags and departed for three days at Camp Marysville. The camp was linked to our units of study on Leadership and Teamwork as well as relating to our Integrated Studies unit on Sustainability. Students participated in a wide range of activities such as […]

Walk My Way for ALWS 

On Tuesday 4 July, Mrs Tuffin of 5ST is stepping out to bring love to life through Walk My Way! She is planning to walk 26km through the Adelaide Hills, in recognition of the long dangerous journey refugees must take to find safety – and to raise money to help send a refugee child to school […]

Nude Food Challenge

Good Shepherd is again participating in the Maroondah City Council Nude Food Challenge. On Monday of this week our students took part in a Nude Food audit of their lunchboxes. The students counted all the different types of food packaging in their lunchboxes. All the packaging and disposable products were recorded on a data sheet […]

Creative Arts Performance – WALA: The Spirit of Ghana

Throughout the year, students attend a number of Creative Arts Performances. These performances are designed to give students an insight and exposure to the many different dimensions of the Performing Arts. These performances can include opera, stage plays, puppetry, storytelling, musical acts and many more. On Wednesday, all students attended the Creative Arts Performance, ‘WALA: […]

Year 3 Taskworks Excursion

On Wednesday 15th of March, our Year 3 students attended their first excursion of 2017. Their destination was Taskworks in Mulgrave.  Good Shepherd has been visiting Taskworks for several years now as we believe it helps to foster valuable teamwork and problem solving skills and strategies. Children undertake a series of kinaesthetic and interactive challenges […]

Stationery Survey

As you are most likely aware, we recently conducted a survey for parents to provide us with feedback on the stationery ordering process. There are some key points that came out of this survey that we would like to make you aware of: Over-ordering of stationery Many of our school parents have expressed their frustration […]

Division Swimming Championships 

Congratulations to all students who represented Good Shepherd at the Division Swimming Carnival on Monday. Of the 18 students who attended, 10 were successful in making their way to the Regional Carnival. This event will be held at Aquanation in Ringwood on Friday 17th March. We wish our students all the very best for this […]

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held in the last week of this term (8.30am-8.00pm on Monday 27th March and 6.00-8.00pm on Tuesday 28th March). The booking system will open for parents on Monday 20th March. Accordingly, it is important that you notify Lauren H if you require certain times to be blocked out, prior to […]

Planning for Good Shepherd’s Future

We are in the process of developing a new Strategic Plan for Good Shepherd for 2017 to 2021. In preparation for this, both School Council and the Leadership Team have participated in “SWOT Analysis” Workshops during the past month (SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). This has enabled us to brainstorm what the […]

ACLE 5 – Express your interest now!

Theme: “People, Planet, Purpose” Dates: Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th July 2017 Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre Cost: $750 per delegate Website: http://acle2017.aomevents.com.au/ Staff members are invited to express an interest in attending ACLE 5. If you are interested, please email Rick Kolb. When we have an idea of numbers, we will be able to determine the […]