Around the world, Maker Space programs have been established on the idea that children should engage in tinkering and making because they are powerful ways to learn. At St Michael’s, our lunch-time Maker Space program exists to allow Prep - Year 6 students the opportunity to learn about technology through experimental play.
We are excited to announce St Michael’s is the eighth school to join Melbourne City Football Club's College of Football program as an affiliate school! The program allows Victorian schools to engage directly with the Club’s development program and pathways.
St Michael's Year 5 students delivered an Energy Expo that drew attendance from parents and staff across the School on 7 September. From nuclear energy to the humble beginnings of wood energy, the students did a marvellous job of educating the St Michael's community.
We are pleased to announce that St Michael’s Kindergarten, Margaret Thomas House, has been selected to take part in an exciting new learning initiative, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) Pilot, as part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Each year across Australia, National Book Week brings children and books together. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature. Book Week 2017 was held from 19 to 26 August, and to celebrate, St Michael’s hosted a number of exciting book-themed events and activities for students.
One of the highlights in the calendar (31 August) for the children in Arbor and Silvae is the Annual Dinner Party. It's a very special evening, where the children of both 4-year-old groups come together and create a memory that will last a lifetime.
As a classical flautist studying VCE Music, Wendy Davies (11M) was one of 48 VCE students selected across Victoria to test the waters at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne on 13 August.
Last week saw 33 students from Years 3–12 compete in the Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships at Mt Buller. St Michael's was one of 176 schools competing with more than 2500 individual students. Our relatively small team achieved some big results including a team gold medal and team bronze medal, with a number of individuals and teams qualifying for Nationals.
Fresh from cooking up a lunchtime feast for hungry St Michael’s students and staff, the adventurous 30-year-old Head Chef at Dolly’s Café has taken some time out of his busy schedule to answer 18 questions.
St Michael’s students Akira Yianni (5I), Kayne Stanton (5G) and Jude Leyton-Barkla (5I) competed in the annual Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria Junior Speech Contest on 20 August at Firbank Grammar School.
Following on from our team’s success at the Robocup Melbourne regional competition, St Michael’s entered six teams into the Robocup State Competition held at the University of Melbourne on 15 August. Our teams competed against 250 other teams from 52 schools, the level of competition was a step up from the Melbourne competition.