We all share a common goal of ensuring that every St. Michael’s College School student has a positive, safe, and transformational experience. Thank you to everyone in our community who has taken time to share a thoughtful idea for how we can move forward together and strengthen the culture of respect at our school. Take a look below to see the ideas shared so far.
Revisiting Catholic Beliefs
I am a Catholic. While I think your school should maintain Catholic beliefs, it is critical that you revisit them because there is a possibility that some boys may exploit those beliefs to justify their bigotry and hatred. Make sure…
I think, if you want to get to the root of the problem, you have to address the Catholicity of the school. The school motto is only meaningful if viewed through a Catholic lens. The religious/spiritual culture of the school…
Goodness comes from acknowledging and accepting the power, presence and loving mercy of God. He gave us gifts, opportunities and talents that we can use freely. Only if we acknowledge His presence everywhere and always, and especially in each and…
Rename and re-position the role of President
President vs Principal: I think having both positions is very confusing for kids and parents alike. At any level of governance, you need one person in charge, and in the case of a school, this is a Principal. The President…
More focus on consolidating school values in the grade 9 year
Integrating new kids: I agree with the suggestions around pairing new kids with an older kid who can act as a mentor. With the class year doubling in grade 9, it seems extremely important to focus on the grade 9…
Ban or restrict Mobile Phone use
Ban mobile phone/smart phone usage in locker rooms (standard practice now) and possibly on all school premises.
My elementary school age children have received anti-bulling training which included training and tools for bystanders so they will intervene and stop inappropriate behavior. I think these would be very good tools for SMCS students to have. They also need…
First Do No Harm
There are two equally important objectives with the values review SMCS is doing: • Do no harm – don’t destroy the culture and atmosphere that so many students have benefited from throughout the years • Ensure that SMCS lives up…