The College aims to challenge students to become global citizens with international-mindedness a priority in their thinking and problem solving. Through the International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes, the College aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable young people with respect for all cultures. 

Study of Languages

Through the study of languages, students not only acquire skills in a second language, but they learn more about other cultures and life perspectives, enabling empathy and identifying opportunities for service. The College recognises that every teacher is a language teacher, supporting student’s communication through both written and spoken forms.

Beyond Year 10 the language courses offered at Good Shepherd are Stage 1 and Stage 2 German and Japanese, and from 2021, French. Students may only select these courses if they demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the language. Senior students have the opportunity to attend Cultural Tours in Japan, Germany and Switzerland.