Bursaries At St. Michael’s
September 1, 2022
St Michael’s is very proud to support a bursary scheme aimed at helping local families access a style of education that could help their child maximise their potential, but ordinarily would not be able to afford to do so.
The Power of Young People
February 24, 2022
Young people have been at the forefront of influencing major social change for decades, but are often overlooked by those making the change. Most executive boards are made up of male dominated and middle-aged businesspeople. St. Michael’s is challenging that norm by putting its young people in key positions of responsibility in its strategy for change.
Social Impact Programme
September 10, 2021
A first of its kind, this bespoke sustainability programme will see eleven students from our Shell Year (Year 9) take part in a unique learning experience, developing them academically, socially, and holistically to become Sustainability Ambassadors and in their role as Change Makers will lead their peers, staff members to sustainability success.
Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?
April 19, 2021
One of the common topics of conversation when you have a young baby is “Are they sleeping through the night yet?”. There seems to be two definite camps when answering this question. There are those parents whose child sleeps through the night from an early age, and others that may still be having disturbed nights for years. So why is this the case?
Technology at St. Michael’s
January 4, 2021
‘The most important thing that schools can do is not to use technology in the curriculum more, but to use it more effectively’. John G. Palfrey and Urs Gasser. St. Michael’s has seen some fundamental changes in the use of technology to support teaching and learning in the last year. The enforced lockdown imposed in March was an opportunity for St. Michael’s to put its preparation to the test, as pupils engaged in remote learning for the first time.
Setting high expectations – inspire, motivate and challenge your pupils
September 24, 2020
In order to be effective teachers, striving to get the best from our pupils, it’s important to set clear expectations. When teachers and parents show a consistent belief in a child’s capacity, they are more like to achieve at a higher level. Now, setting high expectations does not equal constant drilling of a child and rewarding them with punishment should they not achieve, but rather encouraging them to reach the potential you know they are capable of and findings ways to help them get there.
What can you do if your child hates school?
September 7, 2020
After an eventful start to the calendar year, school is back in action for another exciting year. Some of your children may have been chomping at the bit to get back to their routines, and meet their new teachers and classmates, whilst others have been grumbling about their summer holiday ending and having to start doing homework again. But what do you do, if your child does neither, and actually hates school?
How philosophy can help children in uncertain times
September 1, 2020
Recent studies have shown that by teaching children philosophy, we can help them to respond constructively to future existential threats. In the face of uncertainty, critical skills that can assist with ethical decision making and reasoning, are vital.
The importance of character education in school sport
August 17, 2020
At St Michael’s, we always makes sure that when it comes to sport, our children are provided with a holistic and rewarding experience. Apart from developing their physical literacy, we feel it is imperative to develop their individual social, spiritual and moral education. We believe that sport needs to be more than just mettle and determination.