In Faith and Love
Year 7 Retreat
At the end of our first week, our Year 7 students enjoyed their first MSM Retreat Day. In 2023, the College is implementing a brand new bespoke Retreat program for all year levels, and our Year 7 students were the first to benefit from this new program.
Child Protection: A MSM Community Priority
At Mt St Michael’s College is committed to ensuring the safety and privacy of all students.
One important aspect of this is respecting their right to not have their image captured or filmed without their or their parent's consent. This applies to all college events, whether they are on-campus or off-campus activities, academic, arts performances or sporting events.
Filming or taking photographs of students at school events can pose serious privacy concerns, particularly in the age of social media where images can be easily shared and spread online. The inappropriate sharing or use of images of students can cause harm to their reputation, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing. Additionally, such images can also put students at risk of exploitation or cyber-bullying.
Therefore, it is crucial that parents and carers understand the importance of not filming or taking photos at college events, and to respect the privacy of other students by not capturing or sharing their images. If parents or carers do wish to capture memories of their child at school events, they should always seek prior consent from the college and parents of other students who may be in the photos. Our Mt St Michael’s College and MSM Spirit Instagram pages share images from a variety of our college events and activities and are all shared with the observation of student privacy and permission preferences.
As I know you all understand, protecting the privacy and safety of our students is a priority at Mt St Michael’s College, and parents and carers play an important role in ensuring this. By respecting the privacy of students at our college events, we can help to create a safe and secure learning community for all.
Semester 1, Unit 1 and Units 3 & 4 Assessment Calendars have been made available to all students this week.
As a way to improve students' wellbeing and take a break from the stresses of school life, Colourspace has been introduced as a new addition to the co-curricular groups. Led by Colouring Club Captains, Alicia and Eve, students from all year levels joined together last Friday at lunchtime to colour in. Participants enjoyed the friendly atmosphere with movies and music playing in the background and lollies to feast on, providing a fun and relaxing way to conclude a busy week.