This is the eighth year St Michael's has celebrated The Cancer Council through Community Action Day, with a focus on 'kicking goals for Cancer Research'. Students and staff donned their favourite sporting jumper for the cause and the whole School community participated in a number of activities throughout the day, raising an incredible $2223.10.
Ed Krutsch found his passion for politics, the environment and the outdoors through various community and leadership interests in his involvement in the 1st Victorian Sea Scouts. Fast-forward eight years, Ed has now completed his years as a Venturer Scout and earned the highest youth award in the Scouting movement – the Queen’s Scout Award.
Opening night was full of excitement as students, parents and teachers from all over Victoria came to see their work exhibited in the Independent School's Victoria (ISV) Gallery in the city. St Michael’s was one of a number of Victorian Independent schools invited to exhibit in this year’s exhibition.
On July 28, St Michael’s hosted the Robocup Junior Rescue Melbourne Regionals for the third year, where students designed, engineered and programmed robots that autonomously navigated an obstacle course to rescue a 'victim'. With 144 team entries; comprising 329 students from 25 schools and organisations, this year’s RoboCup was the largest rescue yet at St Michael's. We had 11 teams and 24 students across all 4 divisions ranging from Years 5 to Year 8 compete.
The 2018 World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) held in Texas, brought together more than 1500 innovative minds across education, psychology and business to accelerate the Positive Education movement from June 25–28.
Associate Head (Teaching and Learning), Mr Tim Dorning, recently provided an update to St Michael's families on some exciting new changes to our curricular and co-curricular offerings that have been implemented at the School this year or that are being introduced next year.
Immersion projects are designed to foster independence whilst giving students a supported challenge. It also enables students to pursue an uninterrupted study in a chosen area for a prolonged period of time that empower students to make choices that align with areas of interest.
2012 was a great year for football at St Michael’s. After back-to-back losses in previous grand finals, our Senior Boys Football team took home the elusive trophy in a thrilling win against Westbourne. During that year, Michael Wassertheil (OM 2006) was Assistant Coach and Jack Harvey (OM 2012) was a key member of the side. Fast forward six years and the pair are now working at Sydney and Richmond Football Clubs.
To facilitate the process of final subject choices for Year 12 (2019) VCE, Year 11 students have also been working on their innovative 'Me in a Minute' video projects; designed to encourage reflection on their development of 21st Century learning skills.