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A bright future for our Old Michaelian community

Our Old Michaelian community makes a wonderful contribution to enriching our students’ experience across the School. We very much value their involvement and it is also important to us that our Old Michaelians feel connected to the School and each other.

In August 2023 we invited Old Michaelians to join us for a special workshop and asked the question ‘How might the Old Michaelian Association be the very best it can be?’ The workshop, which followed an Appreciative Inquiry process, was facilitated by consultant Annabelle Knight, former Associate Head (Innovation and Learning) at St Michael’s. A combination of 28 Old Michaelians, current staff, past staff, past parents and students attended.

The workshop was held in the recently redeveloped Performing Arts Centre, St George’s which provided an inspirational setting for the evening. It was a lively gathering with a great many suggestions and ideas put forward as to how to strengthen the Old Michaelian community. It was evident from the many stories of gratitude shared on the night that Old Michaelians feel a great deal of pride and have a strong sense of belonging to the St Michael’s Community.

A follow-up workshop was held in November 2023 to explore some of the key themes emerging from the discussions which included:

  • Increased Communications
  • Recognition of the Achievements of OMs
  • Business Networking
  • Social Activities

The next important step is to implement ideas and detailed action plans that are aligned with these themes.

We warmly invite Old Michaelians who have the passion, energy and skills related to any of these themes to come forward and be part of this valuable and exciting project. You can do so by contacting engagement@stmichaels.vic.edu.au.

Old Michaelian news – share your story

St Michael’s has had an alumni association since 1911. More than 7000 Old Michaelians are still connected with the School, and alumni news is shared across the Old Michaelian network through the Old Michaelian Facebook group, The Crest Magazine and email updates.

In 2020, we also launched Stories from The Crest, a podcast created by TV producer Claudia Nankervis (OM 2012), and emerging filmmaker Fraser Pemberton (OM 2011), sharing the stories of Old Michaelians from across the history of the School.

If you wish to update your details to ensure you receive communication from the School by mail, including reunion invitations, you can update your details at any time. If you would like to share a story, notable achievement or community notice about an Old Michaelian please email us at engagement@stmichaels.vic.edu.au


Reunions bring our Old Michaelians’ rich knowledge of the School’s history to life. Every five years, past students are invited back to the School to renew friendships, connect with past teachers, tour the campus, and ask questions regarding recent developments. To find out when your next Old Michaelian reunion is taking place, visit our Events page.

The Sandra Matheson Archives

The OMA also includes the Archives Sub-Committee, which seeks to preserve the rich history of the School. The Sandra Matheson Archives is located on the ground floor of The Gipson Commons, with viewing appointments able to be made through the Archives Sub-Committee, or at scheduled archiving workshops held throughout the year. If you wish to participate or have some artefacts to donate to the Archives or have any questions, please contact our volunteers at  archives@stmichaels.vic.edu.au

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