St. Michael's College School

Our respect and culture journey

Following recent tragic events at St. Michael’s College School, we are committed to building a culture of respect and positivity. This site is our hub for news, updates on our action plan, and feedback from our community.

It is our hope that, together with our community, we can turn these painful events into an opportunity of learning, healing, and change.

We want to hear from you about how we can improve and strengthen a culture of respect and positivity at our school.

Update – December 14, 2020

St. Michael’s College School is pleased to share our Strategic Direction 2020-2024: Be. Belong. Become.

Our strategic blueprint is a forward-looking document with key guidelines that will direct us as we evolve and build upon our 168-year foundation.

Informed by valued feedback from the entire school community of students, parents, staff, and administration, the Strategic Direction 2020-2024 focuses on preparing young men to have a positive impact on society, to build their leadership capabilities, and to develop future-ready leaders.

Update – March 24, 2020

On March 24, St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) transitioned to an online learning programme for all students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government-mandated closure of all school buildings until further notice.

These distance learning measures were put in place to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, and allow for the successful completion of this academic year.

SMCS remains deeply committed to our goal of implementing all of the recommendations outlined in the independent Respect and Culture Review Committee’s final report.

FINAL REPORT – Executive Summary and Recommendations

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  • Time to shift from crisis management to vision leadership

    Time to get back to long term thinking and engage LEADERS, faculty and students, at all levels. Let us now write the article we would wish the media would publish 10 years from now. What would we wish they say…

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  • Response to May 30 meeting

    Thanks for yesterday’s meeting. It was informative and helpful in presenting the good work that you have done to date. I have two further queries/suggestions to be included in the final report: 1). the ambiguity of sport: sports can of…

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  • More communication

    At the time of the incident, the school did an excellent job in communicating status of events, upcoming changes, etc. However, communication over the last few months has almost disappeared. The only communication we seem to receive is about the…

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  • A Note of Thanks

    Dear Father Leung, We are very pleased (and so are most parents) with all that the school Administration is doing to guide and discipline our boys in order to ensure that they become good St. Michael’s Men. I am so…

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  • Has St. Mike’s gone too far?

    I am writing to you with express concern about the distrustful and suspicious culture that I feel the school has created following the unfortunate incident at the end of first term. Because of the poor decisions of 6-8 boys (who…

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