Chess is an excellent game for children. It teaches them strategic thinking, logic and it's fun too! GSS children are given the opportunity to develop their chess skills and take part in tournaments with other schools. We have Chess Master Leonard McLaren in once a week to work with the students and support them working towards the different levels of achievement within Chess.
Code club is a programme which runs once a week for around 20 year 5/6 students to learn about coding. We use Scratch, HTML and Python.
At Good Shepherd we have many environmental initiatives. We are having a lot of success at reducing our energy consumption, have a popular 'walking school bus' and are very proud of our gardens and do a great job at looking after them. We have a vegetable, herb and fruit garden which we harvest and sell to raise funds to buy equipment or more plants. We also have a new 'gifting box' where you can leave your surplus food and help yourself to food left by others.
The Good Shepherd School Choir participate each year in a festival, either Kids For Kids Festival or APPA Festival. They also get opportunities throughout the year to perform at assemblies or local community events.
Irish Dancing is a group of students from Year 1-6. They often perform on St Patrick's day and any school events that occur. They also perform at the end of each year in the Eden/Albert Cultural Festival.
Our sports teams are continuous throughout the year. We participate in many of the Eden/Albert Zone competitions as well as the Tristar Gymnastics.