Ideas from our Community

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.

Mentoring

New boys entering the school should be paired with upper classmen in a buddy system. Could have one formal kick-off activity and then meet once per month thereafter (lunch, after school) for an informal check-in. In addition, bursary students attending…

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Expand mentor circle

Expand the mentor-circle to include student and alumni mothers and sisters. This adds to the many suggestions to bring more of a female perspective to our boys. This additional mentor ship also provides an opportunity to get a wider circle…

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No safe spaces for bullying

I think St. Michael’s is on the right path in teaching all of the students to respect each other and in endeavoring to create a positive learning environment for the boys. In addition to these efforts, St. Michael’s should ensure…

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More alumni interaction

I believe more student and alumni interaction is required ie informal events. I’m aware of the mentoring career day but there is a greater need to engage the alumni as we serve as the example to which the student body…

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Sharing extent of legacies

I think it would be very beneficial for people to understand how many multiple generations have attended SMCS over the past 166 years; how many teachers have sent their children there, etc. Sharing how many men have passed on the…

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No safe spaces for bullying

I think St. Michael’s is on the right path in teaching all of the students to respect each other and in endeavoring to create a positive learning environment for the boys. In addition to these efforts, St. Michael’s should ensure…

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Help students better connect with themselves, their community, and their environment

A greater level of focus on personal development and community involvement would be a huge step forward for this already wonderful institution. I graduated almost 10 years ago now, and I was one of the students lucky enough to have…

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Mentorship Opportunities

Current SMC students should have the ability to reach out to alumni to ask them about their careers. This can help them with making positive decisions when it comes to post-secondary education, summer employment, and career path. There are plenty…

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