The St Michael’s College experience is guided by the Lasallian core principles of faith, respect, service, and community.
Since the beginning, our ethos remains unchanged: ‘To touch the hearts of your pupils and inspire them with the Christian spirit is the greatest miracle you can perform.’
Lasallian education dates back to the 17th century to French priest St John Baptist de La Salle – founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers). St John Baptist de La Salle established schools that welcomed all, particularly socially and economically-deprived boys. Reflecting the values of Jesus Christ, St John Baptist de La Salle inspired a tradition that now spans over 80 countries.
St Michael’s works in close partnership with the Missionary of the Sacred Heart Fathers (MSC), who continue to act as Chaplains to the College.
Religious celebrations are an important part of the education program at St Michael’s College.
Students participate in a range of liturgical celebrations, prayer services, Pastoral Care activities and whole school activities. These include Chapel visits, Year Level Masses, Beginning of Year Mass, Graduation Mass, Founder’s Day Mass, De La Salle celebrations, Mission Action Day (MAD).
Students in Years 7 to 12 participate in retreat and seminar programs which are organised by the Director of Mission and Year Level Directors. These programs allow students to reflect on and share their faith.
We place a strong emphasis on activities that foster the unique and individual talents of students. A key feature of the College includes involvement with Lasallian Youth Ministry – young people ministering to their peers. Participation and teamwork is encouraged to progressively equip students with the self-esteem necessary to cope with future challenges. Involvement in the Forward for Justice (F4J) group develops social awareness and leadership skills.