St Michael's Grammar School
St Michael’s Grammar School was founded 124 years ago on the School’s current site in St Kilda.It was founded in 1895, when it opened as a day school for girls. St Michael’s Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent coeducational schools, educating various students from Kindergarten to VCE. Educational excellence matters at St Michael’s. Each student’s holistic development is the central concern. The School prepares young people to flourish in the contemporary context, and enable them to build the skills and develop the personal qualities that will serve them throughout their lives. St Michael’s staff is committed to exercising and extending each student’s capacity for critical thinking, autonomous learning, problem-solving and collaboration.
The rich and diverse curriculum and co-curricular programs at the School challenge students while enabling them to reflect on their individual growth. Combining timely, explicit feedback and assessment with innovative teaching practice, it encourages students to develop their identity as learners and work alongside them to pave their way to the destinations they wish to embrace beyond school. The carefully sequenced set of outdoor learning programs that comprise the Exodus program from Year 3-11 sees students immersed in the beautiful and rugged natural environments of Victoria. St Michael’s staffs are dedicated to providing students with every opportunity to flourish. Many of them have worked professionally in their disciplines, and are now bringing their expertise to the classroom and co-curricular programs.
St Michael’s has a robust and scalable wireless network, used by staff and students to connect multiple mobile devices that best suit their learning requirements. It offers a range of desktop and tablet experiences, offering students experience of both environments. Computer laboratories cater for high-end video production and design courses, netbooks are available in the upper years, and iPad class sets enable media-rich learning experiences. Within the dedicated laptop program, student-owned PC and Mac notebooks are coordinated via the Helpdesk and a student software kiosk. In keeping with the latest developments in technology, St Michael’s has replaced the traditional top-down library structure with something far more flexible and responsive.
The School location provides a vast array of opportunities to learn with and from the creative, academic, not for profit and business communities that call this vibrant city home. The city of Melbourne and the inner city is in a way it’s canvas, students perform, exhibit, play sport and learn in some of Melbourne’s most iconic, creative and professional spaces.
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