Message from the Principal
Welcome to St Michael’s Catholic Primary School website. I want to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people. We pay our respects to elders both past and present, and the continuing custodians of these lands.
Our Mission at St Michael’s working closely with our Parish community, is to live in harmony with others by showing the Christian values of kindness, compassion and forgiveness. We have adopted a school-wide language for positive behaviours based on the 4 Bs. Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Learner. These 4 practices are central to our Wellbeing and Pastoral Care.
Our community has developed 5 keys to Learning which underpin everything we say and do as learners. We challenge our students to grow as learners in the ways they Collaborate, Persevere, Create, Question and Explore.
We are proud to be a pilot school for ‘Let’s Decode’ a research-based method of teaching reading developed by Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond AM, PhD, CF from Edith Cowan University. This program teaches reading based on the latest research about how the brain works.
St Michael’s has an ongoing commitment to teaching students the importance of sustainability. We have unique resources, which includes our greenhouse, ‘Miss Jordan’s Garden.’ Students can learn about soil free gardening and get to experience hydroponic and aquaponic garden growing, which allows for rapid plant growth and much deep and unique learning to occur. It truly is a special and individualised learning experience for a primary school. We are able to explore the importance of creating a sustainable future through a very hands on and interactive approach to student’s learning.
We are a small school with spacious grounds and modern learning spaces offering a contemporary Catholic Education. We are committed to building strong family partnerships and have a vibrant and inclusive parent community.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
|ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL||Damien Webb|
|RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR||Meaghan Younger|
|KINDERGARTEN (KF)||Nadia Farhadi|
|YEAR 1/2 (1/2B)||Shannon Blakey|
|YEAR 1/2 (1/2H)||Jessica Hallahan / Damien Webb|
|YEAR 3/4 (3/4A)||Sarah Anderson / Jane McKeough|
|YEAR 3/4 (3/4L)||Jessica Lewis|
|YEAR 3/4 (3/4Y)||Meaghan Younger / Damien Webb|
|YEAR 5/6 (5/6F)||Laura Frogley|
|YEAR 5/6 (5/6K)||Natasha Kapantais|
|CLASSROOM SUPPORT||Bridgette McCann|
|K-2 LITERACY||Yvette Whalan|
|PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM LEADER - LITERACY||Bridgette McCann|
|PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM LEADER - NUMERACY||Damien Webb|
|PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM LEADER - TECHNOLOGIES||Jessica Hallahan|
|LANGUAGES - INDONESIAN||Jacqui Ramesh|
|SPORTS COORDINATOR||Erin Hardwicke|
|FRONT OFFICE MANAGER||Lisa Monro|
|OFFICE ADMIN SUPPORT||Maria Papasidero|
|CLASSROOMS SUPPORT ASSISTANTS||Kylie Arena, Sonja Vocisano, Sharon Friend, Unnati Shah, Julie Gray|
|STUDENT WELFARE OFFICER||Shahenie Burns|
|MAINTENANCE / GROUNDS||Kim Kennedy|