Myself as Dean of Pastoral Care and Father George as College Chaplain have, together, invested a lot of time and thought into creating our first whole school assembly, the Ash Wednesday Service which took place on last week. These Services complement our Pastoral Care curriculum.
All our students are privileged to share in free pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) the day preceding Ash Wednesday and at our Ash Wednesday Service where all the students sang the Pancake Song which is becoming quite a tradition now.
Father George conducted the Service and spoke about the significance of the forty days of Lent and the value of making better choices during that time in preparation for Easter, with a particular focus on sowing seeds of friendship each day, reinforcing what the students are learning in their Pastoral Care lessons each week.
At the Service, the students of Prep and Year 1 received a cross of ash on their foreheads from the College Captains and Vice Captains whilst the rest of the College made a cross of ash on the forehead of the student next to them.
Father George was there distributing ash crosses for the Year 6 students, the staff and all the parents who attended. The atmosphere was enhanced by the beautiful song called Lord I Pray which was played in the background.
The theme of Lent and the Easter story is being reinforced during the Chapel Services that students from Year 1 - 6 are attending this Term.
Father George and I find the times that all students spend in the Church gives them a chance to learn about Christianity as well as giving us great joy and a few laughs at their questions. It’s an amazing experience to see the students try to sit still and silent whilst they meditate, try to be mindful and close their eyes and listen to a calming visualization of the birds singing outside.
We are truly blessed to have our beautiful Abbey Church available as a sacred and quiet space and we notice our Upper School students demonstrate that they value the sense of peace and inward reflection they have learnt to enjoy over seven years.
We wish the College Community a peaceful time of reflection about the real meaning of Easter, and hope that Easter will be a joyous one for you all.
On Wednesday 19th February, 23 swimmers attended the Glasshouse District Swimming Carnival, at Beerwah. It was an extremely hot day so the students were very eager to jump into the pool. All students swam very well, many achieving personal best times. The sportsmanship on display was very commendable by each and every student in attendance. Congratulations to Louise H., Connor B., Ava P., and Angus B. who were Runner-Up Age Champions for their respective age groups and Braiden M. who was the 12yr Age Champion. St. Michael’s College finished overall winners on the day with 194 points closely followed by Mooloolah State School with 179 points.
The following students will now represent Glasshouse District at the Regional Swimming Carnival. Well done to Louise H., Connor B., Ava P., Braiden M., Phoebe D., and Jensen D.
There has recently been some changes to the way our Uniform Shop is convened and we are very excited to share these with you.
We have now partnered with The School Locker who will supply and manage the College uniforms.
What will this mean to you:
- The uniform email address is no longer active - all orders are to be placed online through The School Locker or in person at either shop - St. Michael's Uniform Shop or The School Locker store.
- St. Michael’s uniforms will now be available to purchase 6 days a week from The School Locker, 4-6 Burke Crescent, North Lakes. Trading Hours Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm.
- The on-site College uniform shop will remain open each Wednesday morning 8am - 9.30am managed by Mrs Jenny Brown.
- For a period of time, any uniforms ordered online can be picked up from the College on Wednesdays.
- This transition will not change the current uniform pricing and the College will work closely with The School Locker to ensure communication around future uniform prices/availability is done through the normal channels of the school.
Please visit the School Locker website to view and order College uniforms. https://theschoollocker.com.au/schools/st-michaels-college-caboolture/uniforms
Click here for information on how to start shopping with The School Locker.
Creative Arts Alliance are thrilled to announce three great upcoming events and activities for young people at the Caboolture Hub in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Youth Week 1-9 April
Join with CAA and Moreton Bay Regional Council to celebrate Youth Week at the Caboolture Hub. There will be a wide range of events and activities taking place throughout the week around the building, culminating in a family fun day on Saturday, April 4 which consist of:
- Circus workshops in the Town Square
- Young Mic in the Vault
- Simon Degroot's new exhibition Constructive
- A free art activity called Creative space: remaking and rebuilding in the gallery
- Activities at the library: Minecraft Competitions, Pokemon Battles, Merlantis Makerspace, a Lyric Writing Workshop and more.
Plug In Music Intensive 6-8 April
A three day music intensive for young, emerging musicians from the Moreton Bay Region facilitated by music industry professionals. Build new skills, learn industry knowledge and progress your music practice to the next level. To apply, click here.
The Abbey Museum Trivia Night.
The Abbey Museum Medieval Tournament.
Ms Sam Gallagher has some vacancies in most subjects available on Saturdays for tutoring. Sam is a Relief Teacher at St. Michael’s College, and lives at Beachmere. If you are interested in tutoring please contact Sam on 0412 138 151.