St Michael’s is led by a Board of Directors and managed by the Head of the School, who is appointed by the Board; and a School Executive, which is responsible for managing the School’s regular business and operations at St Michael’s.
We believe in shared leadership, and constantly strive to build the capacities of our staff and students in this area. Leadership development is an integral part of our learning community.
Board of Directors
St Michael’s is led by a Board of Directors. Members of the Board represent the breadth of the St Michael’s community, including parents and business leaders. The Board, which also includes the Head of the School, is responsible for providing strategic leadership.
The School Executive, including the Head of the School, is responsible for managing the School’s regular business and operations.
Through the power of positive role-modelling, St Michael’s student leaders have a huge influence on their peers. ‘Dr CC’ – dignity, respect, care and compassion – are the core values which drive our leadership style.
You don’t need a badge to be a leader at St Michael’s – many upstanding students who do not fill leadership positions also uphold the School’s core philosophy. Leadership characteristics, pertaining to all students, are fully integrated into our curriculum.
Being a positive role model, upholding the School’s values, positively influencing and enabling others, and initiating change are the driving forces for our student leaders. Prefects, for example, are responsible for coordinating the ‘Merry Month of May’ fundraising activities.
St Michael’s students combine a strong social conscience with a passion to serve the community, with students at all year levels playing strong leadership roles in the School’s extensive Community Engagement Program.
There is a rich array of leadership opportunities for students throughout the School. Such roles enable students to gain valuable confidence and experience in learning about responsibility and organisation.
Leadership roles for Year 6 students include Co-Captains of the School (K–6), House Co- Captains, Music Co- Captains, Sacristans and Mentors. Students from Years 2–5 can also become Environmental Action Group and Community Action Group representatives.
Leadership opportunities for students in Year 12 include Co-Captains of the School (7–12), Co-Vice Captains of the School (7–12), House Co-Captains, House Co-Vice Captains, and Co-Curricular Captains. Students in Year 9 can also take up the role of Years 7–9 Co-Captains and Co-Vice Captains.
Our teaching and professional staff are central to the learning and care we provide to all students and their families. These qualities are nurtured by dedicated professionals, who are deeply invested in students’ educational success. The broadness, rigour and effectiveness of our teaching program make a crucial difference to St Michael’s students, who learn to make informed decisions about their future career under expert guidance.
St Michael’s staff are dedicated to providing students with every opportunity to flourish. Our exceptional employees are more than just teachers. Many of them have worked professionally in their disciplines, and are now bringing their expertise to the classroom and co-curricular programs. Our teachers offer comprehensive support for students across all areas of learning.