Outdoor Education and Camps

The College offers an extensive Outdoor Education program that focuses on developing leadership, communication, team-building and organisational skills while providing opportunities for reflection, cultural understanding and environmental awareness. The program is greatly enhanced by the Top End's fantastic, predictable 'dry season' weather.

The Outdoor Education Program has a diverse range of camps for students in Years 6 to Years 9. Camps are a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves individually and to develop team work skills. They are usually held at the Territory Wildlife Park, Batchelor, Litchfield, Kakadu, Hayes Creek and Annaburoo. The students at Good Shepherd take part in camps designed specifically for their year level. Interstate camps include a Civics camp in Canberra for Year 6 students.

Pedal Prix

Each year, the College sends teams of students Interstate to compete in the Australian International Pedal Prix. Students spend seven months training for the 24 hour endurance event, in a ‘Human Powered Vehicle’. Pedal Prix teaches participants important life skills, providing opportunities for participants to develop their ability in leadership, teamwork, commitment, personal fitness and health.


Good Shepherd students greatly enjoy the opportunities provided through debating at both inter-house and inter-school levels. Many staff and students also enjoy the chance to observe the debated topic at hand. The program has grown dramatically over the past few years and our teams have been fortunate to regularly make semi-final and final status at both Middle and Senior School levels.

Sports Carnivals

The College holds Athletics and Swimming Carnivals each year. These are both fantastic days where students and staff are involved and dress up to support and compete for their houses.


The Darwin and Palmerston/Rural Region School Sport is a sporting organisation that provides our students with the opportunity to further develop their athletic ability, sportsmanship and relationships with the wider community. The program is affiliated with School Sport NT and is the pathway to representing our clusters and the Northern Territory in a variety of sports.


Each year, Good Shepherd students and staff organise and participate in a variety of clubs that extend their interests and talents beyond the classroom. Clubs have included Gardening, Chess, Creative Art, Debating, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing, Cross-country, Fitness Training, Board Games, Anime, Sign Language and Book Club.

Instrumental Music Tuition

Good Shepherd facilitates individual private instrument tuition, including 'voice'. For more information, please contact the College on 8983 0300