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.
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 families 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:
Dr 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.MacKillopSt Mary of the Cross MacKillop 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.O'SheaFather Bernard 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's house colour is yellow.ShannonFather Neal Shannon 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. He died in November 1978.
Shannon's house colour is green.
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