At St Michael’s Primary School, every member of our community is accepted and invited to make a contribution to our vibrant school community that seeks to fire the imagination, develop good citizenship and promote a lifelong thirst for learning.
‘It takes a village to raise a child’
Families at St Michael’s are encouraged to participate in the life of the school. Parental involvement brings a diversity of skills to the school community, offers parents insight into school philosophies and allows teachers and parents to work in partnership to provide the best possible learning environment for students.
We are fortunate to have a committed parent group who are united in working to continually enhance all aspects of the school. Our community activities involve parents, grandparents, parish and the local community.
Outside of Hours School Care
Youth Leadership Victoria provides The Outside of School Hours Care service for St Michael’s. This service operates from 7.00am to 8.50am every morning, and 3.30pm to 6.30 pm each afternoon. Vacation care is also available during school holidays. Information regarding the program and enrolment is available on the Youth Leadership Victoria website or from the school office.
Parents & Friends Association
St Michael’s Parents and Friends Association is an energetic and visible part of the school community and offers many opportunities for parents to gather and become involved in the life of the school. The committee plays a significant role in building the community spirit of the school through its events and functions and providing opportunities for parents and staff to gather together in a spirit of fun and friendship.
The School Advisory Board
St Michael’s School Board acts as an advisory body to the parish priest and principal on matters concerning the development of the school and the education and wellbeing of the students. The Board meets once every term.
Parent Helpers & Volunteers
At St Michael’s we warmly welcome parents into the classrooms to assist with a variety of activities including reading groups, cooking, maths tasks, art and craft activities and excursions. We also encourage parents to share their expertise, skills and experiences as guest speakers.
Please note all parent helpers and volunteers are required to have a valid working with children check to be presented to office staff prior to entry to school. All visitors are required to sign in before entry is permitted.