Connecting beyond the classroom…..
At Good Shepherd not all learning occurs within classrooms. In fact, we believe that much of what is learnt in the formal curriculum can be enriched by meaningful experiences beyond the classroom. We are shaped by our experiences as much as we are shaped by the curriculum. For this reason we have established a number of extra curricular opportunities to meet the needs and interests of our students.
Camps and Sleepovers
Our Year One students experience a sleepover in their second year of school. They are joined by the Foundation students for games, shared tea and a movie before younger children complete the experience in the comfort of their own beds at home.
Students in years Two to Seven attend a three day camp each year at various campsites within South Australia. The students in years Six and Seven attend a biennial camp to Canberra.
Students have the opportunity to participate in our school sports day, inter-school sports days and various other in school events such as cricket and netball tournaments. Depending upon the student’s abilities they can also participate in a variety of SAPSASA sports.
Various lunch time clubs are offered in different terms. These include: chess, cooking, gardening, games, scrapbooking, Lego, craft, games and various sports.
Private tuition is currently available in a variety of instruments. Tuition for other musical instruments is subject to availability and demand. Music lessons can be arranged to be undertaken at school during the school day (on a rotating roster). Further information is available from the school office or music tutors below:
Piano/Keyboard – Deborah Brandon – PH: 0488711956
Percussion/Strings – Emily Hewitt – PH: 0407536750
Good Shepherd enters a team each year in the Tournament of Minds challenge at Flinders University. This team works on a selected challenge and competes against teams from across South Australia.
Students with an interest in the environment and sustainability can be involved in the group, ‘God’s Little Helpers’. GLH meet regularly to suggest and implement ideas for improved sustainability and environmental practices within the school community.
Recently Good Shepherd entered two teams in the Australian – International Model Solar Car Challenge (winning ‘best novice entry’). Students are involved in designing, making and testing their solar cars for several months before competing against teams from South Australia, overseas and interstate.