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Speech Night Address 2017 – From the Head of the School

Tonight we gather to commemorate the 2017 school year at St Michael’s, the 123rd year in the School’s history, and my 18th and final year as Head. Once again, we assemble here in the beauty and splendour of Hamer Hall to celebrate an extraordinary range of student achievement and attainment across a host of areas of learning: from mathematics to performing arts; sport to literature; outdoor education to the humanities; leadership to languages; science to citizenship. Tonight we witness and celebrate the quality and excellence of our students’ successes in 2017 and pause to acknowledge all that it means to be part of the St Michael’s Grammar School community.

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St Michael's 'Space Agency' Year 4 student STEM challenge

At the beginning of Term 4 our Year 4 students were given a STEM challenge, which was an opportunity to explore the science of force and motion, and how to use design thinking to produce a solution to a specified problem. The challenge was actioned by St Michael's 'Space Agency' Commanders (and Year 4 teachers), Mr Daniel Zito, Miss Claudia McArthur and Mrs Kirsten James across four planets; Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto.

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Simon Gipson to join The Song Room in 2018

We’re pleased to share the news that following his final year as Head of St Michael’s Grammar School, Mr Simon Gipson will be joining Australian not-for-profit organisation, The Song Room, as their new CEO commencing February 2018.

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A Farewell Dinner for Mr Simon Gipson

As a warm acknowledgement of Mr Gipson's wonderful 18 years of service, the School held a special Celebratory Dinner for our various St Michael's communities to personally say farewell.

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Meet Mrs Terrie Jones – Head of the School 2018

As we head towards the end of the year and the School celebrates the 18 years of dedicated service from Mr Simon Gipson, the St Michael’s community prepares to welcome Mrs Terrie Jones as Head of the School, commencing 2018.

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The Spirit of Christmas at St Michael's

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to reflect on the reason for the season! It's a time when our community comes together to focus our thoughts, prayers and attention to those less fortunate than us, especially at this time of year when Christmas can be the most challenging and confronting time for many. It can be a time of struggle and hardship. With this in mind, it's a time of giving hope to many, ensuring Christmas is a time of family joy and happiness. During the upcoming weeks, a number of opportunities are available for the St Michael's community to 'give a little', which will make such a huge difference to many. Let's strive to make every child have a happy Christmas this year.

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The Gipson Commons receives a National Commendation for Interior Design

As the winner of the Interior Architecture Award at the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards held earlier this year, The Gipson Commons, our newest, largest and first purpose-built K–12 teaching and learning facility, progressed to the 2017 National Architecture Awards held on 2 November, and received a National Commendation for Interior Design.

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St Michael's emerging artists

Varied in style and medium, this year's 12 Exhibition showcased the diversity of our young artists and designers and the way they perceive the world through art. Post exhibition, Visual Arts students Ava Wraight (12S) Nic Lightfoot (12H) were offered additional display opportunities from the Brightspace curators. We recently spoke to these two newly graduated artists about these opportunities, their creative experiences, and what the future holds.

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