Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

At St Michael’s our vision is to live and learn in harmony with others inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus.

We believe in repectful relationships based on Christian values from all in our community. At St Michael's we have implimented Behaviour guidelines to support a safe and happy school enviromnment. The guidelines support, encourage and celebrate achievements and positive behaviour for all students. Social and emotional learning is incorporated into classroom experiences.

We explicitly teach our living values – Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be a Learner and Be a Leader.

Students are recognised for their positive learning choices through the presentation of our Harmony Awards and Rainbow Awards

School Welfare Officer

Student welfare encompasses the mental, physical and emotional well-being of students. The Student Welfare Officer (SWO) is part of the St Michael's whole school approach to promoting health and wellbeing within the school community. The SWO works to continue the positive and engaging school culture and to support students who are at risk of disengagement and not achieving their educational potential. The SWO works with students, teachers and the broader school community to enhance student health and wellbeing, engagement, retention, academic achievement and the acquisition of life skills. At St Michaels the SWO is focused on supporting the school and students to create a positive and engaging school environment that promotes the health, wellbeing and learning outcomes of students through improving resilience, coping skills, personal engagement, a sense of belonging and life skills.

School Counsellor

CatholicCare and Catholic Education Canberra/Goulburn (CECG) provide the school with a Counsellor for one day each week. The role of the Counsellor is to be available to parents, students and teachers who seek advice or help with social or behavioural problems. Parents may request an interview with the Counsellor by contacting the Principal or Counsellor directly and completing a referral form. If teachers wish to refer a student to the Counsellor, parents are contacted and permission is sought beforehand via a written referral form.