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This school's name honours the prominent place of Jesus as the Good Shepherd in our Catholic faith. The school was founded in 2000 and has been located at its current site since September of 2000.

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Our dedicated teachers are involved in literacy and numeracy projects to improve student achievement and success.

  • We provide a positive Catholic school environment where the entire staff work together to ensure that students come first. 
  • We work together to improve a beautiful and spacious school facility. 
  • We also have an enthusiastic and dedicated Catholic School Council who has provided the school with playground equipment, pavement games, an outdoor basketball pad, a front yard garden, technology, student agendas and trip funding and reading resources.

We have several working committees such as; Environment, Anaphylaxis, and Spending Priorities Committees.

School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


School PTR


Special Programs

Trent University Mentor program

University of Ontario Institute of Technology Teacher Intern program

Trent University Teacher Intern program

A Sensory Integration Room

A before and after school Day Care program

Facility Highlights

Three outdoor pieces of play equipment

Two basketball pads

Two sun shelter

A double gymnasium

A library with a computer pod.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:05 A.M Supervision
8:20 A.M. Entry Bell
9:56 A.M. - 10:11 A.M Recess
11:33 A.M. - 12:33 P.M. Lunch
1:55 P.M. - 2:10 P.M. Recess
 2:50 P.M. Dismissal 

Parish Information

Academic programs at Good Shepherd exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information.

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, led by Fr. Tomasz Koscinski OMI and Fr. Daniel Janulewicz OMI.

St. Therese Roman Catholic Church
3800 Courtice Road
Courtice, Ontario L1E 2L5
Telephone: 905-436-2126

3800 Courtice Rd