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Catholic Faith


Mission Statement

Good Shepherd School will be a community of learners where children are supported to reach their potential through acquired knowledge, skills, and attitude in a Christ centered environment.

Vision Statement:

Our mission is to engage all learners by implementing best practices for improving student achievement. Through collaboration, respect, love, and faith, we strive to create an inclusive community where students will be inspired to take risks as lifelong learners, problem solvers, and Catholic citizens. 

Religious Education

All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.

This upcoming school year, Fully Alive, a Family Life Education program will be implemented in our district. Beginning this fall, all Grade One and Two teachers will start to implement and permeate the resource in their respective classrooms. 


Parish Information

Sacramental Preparation

Good Shepherd School is happy to work in partnership with Good Shepherd Parish and other schools in our Good Shepherd Family to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
  • If you have a child in grade 2 or 6 and you would like to prepare your child to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, (Grade 2), 1st Eucharist (Grade 2), or Confirmation (Grade 6) please call the Parish Office at 780-487-7765 and speak to Veronica.
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday

Our School Namesake: Good Shepherd

At the time Jesus was teaching in Galilee, many people kept sheep. Shepherds cared for their sheep leading them wherever they could find food and water. The sheep knew their shepherd so well they would come when he called. If a young lamb lost its way a shepherd would carry it home and care for it. Shepherds took great care in protecting their flocks.

Sometimes when he was trying to teach people about himself, Jesus told them stories about shepherds to help them understand. Jesus said he was a good shepherd. In the same way that sheep know the voice of their shepherd, people would come to know him too. If they followed his teachings, they would live their lives as God wanted them to. Jesus said they would become on flock, with one shepherd.

Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd. We trust in the Good Shepherd to find us when we are lost and to protect us when we are scared. We know the voice of the Good Shepherd and come when we are called. Christ’s teachings permeate all that we do in our community of Good Shepherd. We are one flock with one shepherd.


“I am the Good Shepherd. I know mine and mine know me.” ~John 10:14



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