On behalf of the staff of St Michael’s Primary School, I extend to you a very warm welcome to our school community. St Michael’s is a middle-size school situated in Nelson Bay on the Tomaree Peninsula at Port Stephens St Michael’s caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is closely linked with St Michael’s Parish. The school draws from a variety of areas on the Peninsula, ranging from Fingal Bay to Soldiers Point and as far as Lemon Tree Passage and Tanilba Bay.
The school staff are deeply committed to helping students achieve their goals, with a strong focus on Catholic identity and the development of the whole person within a structured and nurturing community focused on contemporary learning.
The education we offer at St Michael’s is within the context of Christ’s mission and the Mercy tradition and is a wonderful place to live, work, learn and play.
St Michael’s is open to all families who are willing to support the Catholic ethos and the educational and behavioural requirements of the school.
We recognise that learning is a journey that has its greatest outcomes when parents, students and teachers form strong relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
St Michael’s excellent standing in the local community and its academic results are directly attributable to the positive relationships staff form with students and families.
St Michael’s has high expectations of our students, hence application to academic outcomes, attention to wellbeing, the wearing of our school uniform with pride, caring for our school environment and the manner in which we relate to others at school and in the wider community are pivotal to developing well informed young citizens.
One of the key indicators of a good school is that students are happy in their learning and are loyal to their families and to the communities to which they belong. When this occurs in an environment where young people are suitably challenged and extended, then a school forms the basis of a tradition that it can be proud of and is worth preserving. Indeed, it is these qualities which makes St Michael’s an excellent Catholic school.
We look forward to growing in faith and knowledge with you and your family over the coming years.