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.

What is Brain Plasticity and what does it mean for your children?

August 10, 2020

‘Practise makes perfect’; ‘Try and try again’;‘Use it or lose it’; ‘Train your brain’! These are all phrases that teachers and parents say to children to get them to acquire new knowledge and skills. What they are really talking about is brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity.

Why we take our learning outside

July 28, 2020

Today's society has a higher demand for self-awareness and more specialised skills that ever before. This is why at St Michael’s, we endeavour to prepare our students for life beyond school, by incorporating learning experiences outside of the classroom.

TikTok – Our children’s future or their demise?

July 21, 2020

First it was checking in on Facebook, then posting on Instagram to tweeting on Twitter. Now, its lip syncing on TikTok!

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Managing Our Children’s Fears

July 9, 2020

From incidents on the playground, losing sight of mum or dad in the park or finding a date for the school dance or job after school, most children have a fear of something. Thanks to Covid 19 - accelerating our already rapidly changing world - our children have another fear to add to their lists, particularly our preteens and teenagers who have known the way of life before the effects of pandemic. So how should we be managing their fears, without creating overly anxious neurotic children?

The New Normal: Post-Pandemic Playgrounds

June 19, 2020

All schools will be ensuring that the health, safety and social distancing requirements are strictly adhered to when teachers and children return to school. But let’s talk about the social behavioural implications of returning to school under these new conditions. How can we expect our children to embrace the new normal? And what is the new normal?

#BlackLivesMatter

June 12, 2020

We at St Michaels, have a responsibility to reassess and make clear our position in response, not only to the murder of one black man, but the continuous acts of inequality around the world by races who believe they are superior to another. We have taken stock, and continue to stand fervently against racism, against prejudice and against violence.

St Michael’s Remote Learning Contingency Plan

May 12, 2020

It goes without saying that we would have loved to welcome you back in-person and on-site but, with the advent of Covid-19, the welcome we are providing is a new way of learning and not one that any of us anticipated. In today's blog I have outlined the plans St Michael's has in place to ensure our pupils are able to continue with their education and remain connected to both their peers and teachers.