St. Michael’s Grammar School is a Catholic and a Mercy School centred in the Mercy values of service, promotion of self- esteem and the pursuit of excellence. It strives to develop and nurture all the qualities and skills of its students which will enable them to become independent, mature and sensitive adults, at ease with themselves and aware of the needs of others.
To help each student develop into a whole person, a fully alive Christian, growing towards his/her full potential -spiritual, moral, emotional, social, physical and intellectual.
To develop and maintain a strong home-school partnership and to provide opportunities for ongoing and regular contact through parent-teacher meetings, school reports, informal visits and regular written correspondence thus ensuring the fullest co-operation and fostering a sense of mutual responsibility.
To provide a carefully structured religious education programme through which the student may be helped to grow in the knowledge and practice of their faith and worship. To present as wide an academic curriculum as possible to meet the wide-ranging talents and abilities of the students.
To encourage participation in sport, both as individuals and members of teams; in the art of communication through drama, debating and public speaking; in music, vocal and instrumental; in art through drawing, painting and ceramics; and many other areas of education for leisure.
To develop in our students an appreciation of their own self- worth and giftedness and of their privileges in life, together with a concerned awareness of those less fortunate.
To cultivate in each a sense of civic responsibility, of respect for the person and the property of others, a desire to preserve the good and the beautiful and to contribute positively towards their environment.
To implement a system of pastoral care which exemplifies fairness, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness while at the same time setting high standards of respect, self-discipline, commitment and generosity.
To inspire the students and channel them into challenging careers suited to their talents and aspirations through a comprehensive system of counselling and guidance, together with exposure to appropriate and wide- ranging experiences.
To form a well-integrated teaching team, recognising our responsibility of exemplifying the ideals we are attempting to inculcate in our students.
To uphold the traditions and ethos of our school and to contribute what we can towards preserving that atmosphere of harmony and goodwill in which growth will take place.
To develop good relationships and mutual respect between members of staff and between staff and students.
To foster and cultivate a listening ear, empathy and approachability so that all children can find a ready support and friendship.
To avail of opportunities to improve our professional growth and creativity and to revive our personal dedication to our calling as educators.