We would like to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Aboriginal people and their many custodians. We pay our respects to both present and past elders and the continuing custodians of these land. May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of Aboriginal lands and to its people who have cared for it so well and for so long.
Welcome to St Michael’s Parish School,
I would like to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the St. Michael’s School community.
As principal, I look forward to working with you and your child and hope that your child finds, in our school, a happy, friendly and secure atmosphere and one which will stimulate their desire to learn and discover.
The family orientated nature of our school enables us to know each child and give them the individual skills needed for them to face the world of tomorrow.
We believe our role as educators is to work in partnership with parents, acknowledging the learning that has already occurred at home. Children need to observe their parents and teachers sharing common beliefs, attitudes and goals. When they experience this they will feel more secure and purposeful.
Through participation in our Religious Education Program, Restorative Practice Framework which underpins our Code of Conduct policy and student wellbeing initiatives, children will be encouraged in an atmosphere of positiveness and supportiveness. They will develop a healthy self-concept and respect the values and beliefs of others.
We will promote the spiritual, personal and academic growth of each student. This is achieved through the extensive range of academic, sporting and cultural activities organised by the school.
Our school is a vibrant Teaching and Learning Community. We as educators are working together collaboratively, with shared goals and co-learning for continuous improvement to develop engaged, independent and successful learners who will contribute to the world for the good of all.