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.
Welcome to our website.
Mr Brendan O’Connor
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 Mrs Francis 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.
To provide highly effective teaching that challenges and inspires all learners.
FAITH | COMMUNITY | LEARNING | RELATIONSHIPS
For each child to embrace a hope-filled future, formed in faith, love and learning.
The core values of our school ensure all are welcomed and accepted. It is here that we proudly demonstrate our deep connection to the Parish of Good Shepherd, Hoxton Park.
Good Shepherd Parish is located on the site of the Primary school. Our Parish Priest, Br Pat Hurley, works closely in partnership with the school in bringing the charism of our faith to life.
- Saturday: 5.30pm
- Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.30pm
- Saturday: 4.00 – 5.00pm
- Tuesday: 6.30 – 7.00pm
- Thursday: 6.30 – 7.00pm
Classes from Good Shepherd often attend the Friday 9.00am Parish Mass. Parents who can come are most welcome.
Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools
Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.
Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.