At St Michael's College, the foundations of our Mission Statement and the 6 pillars of the Christ centred Charism of St Michael: Protection – Respect – Integrity – Dedication - Justice – Courage underpin our Pastoral Care framework.
In all of our community interactions, we endeavour, by our actions, to live out our motto in being a friendly learning Catholic community.
As a community that fosters care, faith and learning, we are at all times focused on the needs of all members of the College community and we seek to nurture and develop the potential of all students.
It is an expectation that the College and Parents/Carers work in partnership in supporting the intents of our Behaviour Support and Pastoral Care framework and hence, the following points are integral to our framework:
All students enrolled at St Michael's College are allocated
to one of the four Houses, and they are expected to develop an allegiance to
and compete for the House during their years at the College.
Our Christian vocation demands that we care for the sick,
the poor, and the oppressed. Social justice invites us to not only care, but to
ask the difficult questions of justice and seek answers. "Why are you
sick?" "Why are you poor?" "Why are you oppressed?"
This year at St Michael's, each House will work with their
Pastoral Coordinator and Pastoral Teachers on a special social justice project.
It is our hope that every member of our community will have had an experience
of social justice during the year. It is possible to participate in any number
of ways: with prayer. thought, awareness, discussion, money and your time.OxenhamDr Owen Oxenham was Parish Priest for Surfers Paradise from
May 1983 to July 1986. He was responsible for the relocation of the St
Vincent's complex in Surfers to the Sacred Heart complete in Clear Island
Waters. Father was a great support in the initial stages of St Michael's
College in early 1984, and was strongly behind the College and College
Administration in the first two years of the life of the school. He died on the
26th of November 1991.Oxenham's house colour is blue and in Term1 the house raises
money for CARITAS.MacKillopSt Mary of the Cross is an Australian who founded the
Sisters of St Joseph (Josephites) in South Australia in 1866, and brought the
Order to Queensland four years later. She founded schools, an orphanage, a
shelter for single women and homes for the aged. The Josephite Sisters have
been very active in education over the past century and continue to teach in
schools today particularly in regional areas. Mary MacKillop is the first
Australian Saint canonised on October 17th 2010.MacKillop's house colour is red and in Term 2 the house
raised money for Rosies providing much needed goods for the homeless.O'SheaFather Brendan (Barney) O'Shea was the Director of Catholic
Education for 34 years in the Brisbane Archdiocese. He saw the amazing change
from Catholic Education run by Priests, Brothers and Sisters to new Colleges
such as St Michael's staffed and administered entirely by lay people. He also
saw the change from single sex schools to co-educational schools. Father O'Shea
was instrumental in the preparation and Planning of ST Michael's in the early
1980's.O'Shea wear the colour yellow and in Term 3 raise money for
the School of St Jude's in Tanzania.ShannonFather Sannon was the Parish Priest of Surfers Paradise from
1946 for 32 years. He was a holy man who vigorously upheld the virtues and
practices of the true Catholic faith. He is highly regarded by the people of
the Coast, and he saw the Catholic Church on the Coast through a long period of
emerging tourism. He died in November 1978.
Shannon's house colour is green and in Term 4 the house
raises money for St Vincent De Paul.