School Life

Agenda Books

Student agenda books are one of our greatest tools for organization, planning and communication between school and family. Thanks to the Catholic School Council, the is no cost for each student for the agenda book. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 receive an agenda at the beginning of the school year. The front section provides students and parents with useful information about our school's academics, procedures and expectations.

Athletics

Students are involved in daily physical activity and school teams that include; soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country running, softball, track and field. For more information please see our Clubs and Sports page.

Attendance Expectations

Punctuality and regular attendance on the part of the student is important to the process of learning. Both the individual student and his or her classmates may be impacted as a result of this issue. Parents will be contacted when late attendance and punctuality become a concern. Board attendance counsellors will be involved if attendance and punctuality do not improve after parent contact has been made by the school.

When your child is going to be absent from school, for any reason, please contact the school at 905-404-9868.

To see the our Board's full Attendance Expectations click here

Co-curricular Activities

Ski/snow board club, Spirit Squad, Junior and Intermediate Battle of the Books, just to name a few. For more detail, please see our Clubs and Sports page.

Code of Conduct

Our Catholic schools will follow the Board’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets standards of behaviour which apply, not only to students, but also to all individuals involved in the publicly funded schools – parents, volunteers, teachers, and other staff members. The standards of behaviour must be adhered to whether the individual is on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, or in circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate or reflect poorly upon the mission of Catholic education. The Board will ensure that Catholic schools uphold the Board’s Code of Conduct through the measures of positive redirection, direct instruction, intervention suspension, expulsion and exclusion as progressive means to ensure a safe and purposeful learning environment.

Purposes of the Code of Conduct

  • To promote the development of faithful Catholics who seek to model their behaviour with consideration for the common good and models of faith.
  • To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • To promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.
  • To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility. 
  • To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict.
  • To promote the safety of people in the schools. 
  • To discourage the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.
  • To prevent bullying in schools.
  • To ensure alignment with the teachings, traditions, and principles of the Roman Catholic Church

To view the Board's  Code of Conduct page click here.

Excellence in Learning

Our educational goals are linked to the Effective Schools research which states that when a school selects goals from key areas academic achievement and student behavior improves.

Living our Faith

At Good Shepherd School we know that our tradition tells us God creatively and lovingly calls each of us into the wonder of life. Our religion and family life programs help us integrate body, mind and soul. Students pray daily, attend monthly masses, celebrate the sacraments, enjoy class visits from our priests, and participate in social justice projects.

Social Justice

Terry Fox Run, United Way, Toonie for Autism, Toonie for Allergy Awareness, Toonie for Downe Syndrome, Thanksgiving Food Drive, The Be An Angel Adopt a Family Program and Easter Food Drive.