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FACILITIES

St Michael's College is fortunate to have a wide range of high quality facilities available on campus for both curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

These facilities include:

Chapel

Situated on the highest point on the grounds with magnificent views to the high rises of Surfers Paradise is the College Chapel. Being set away from the hustle and bustle of every day school activities, the chapel preserves a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Each Wednesday morning at 8.15am, during term time, there is a celebration of mass or special prayers. Each pastoral group has the opportunity on a rotational basis to lead the reading of prayers and scripture once per year.

Religious education classes use the chapel for special prayers and often for meditation.

As the College has grown, the chapel has become a multi- purpose space with meetings and other gatherings also happening at times. The College banner and house banners and portraits of each of our house patrons are displayed in the chapel and form the back drop to the central focus, which is the altar.

Technology

St Michael’s College prides itself on the Information Technology resources made available to students and teachers and how these resources are integrated across the curriculum to enhance learning and teaching. Resources available include:

  • 1:1 iPad and Laptop Program from Year 7 to 12
  • Data projectors in every classroom
  • Three iMac computer labs
  • Latest industry standard software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, MYOB etc)
  • A range of specifically selected apps which utilize the power of the iPad
  • St Michael’s LMS (Moodle)
  • St Michael’s Cloud Services (OwnCloud)
  • Lynda.com subscription for every student and teacher

Audio Visual

St Michael’s College runs a variety of events throughout the year including Opening Mass, College Assemblies, Parent Information Sessions, Awards Night, Lights up Festival and the Expressions Evening just to name a few. Behind the scenes are a group of hard working and dedicated students who operate the sound, lighting and visuals which make these events possible.

Students from Year 7 to 12 are invited to nominate to be part of the St Michael’s AV Crew and learn skills in sound mixing, visual displays and event lighting. St Michael’s has invested heavily in purchasing new industry standard equipment to ensure these events are of the highest quality and we ensure all students are adequately trained to use this equipment effectively.

If your son/daughter is interested in developing skills in this area please contact Mr. Ben Edwards at bedwards@stmichaels.qld.edu.au.

Hospitality

St Michael’s has a very well resourced hospitality department and we are constantly updating and improving. We boast a large commercial kitchen, Junior domestic kitchen, two restaurant/café areas and espresso bar with four espresso stations – “we take our coffee seriously”.

Our students can start learning hospitality skills from year 7 with our ‘Master Chef’ program. In Year nine we offer ‘International Cookery and Food Marketing“ that is always very popular with our students. In year 10 we offer a beverage major, focusing on espresso based drinks and mocktails.The students run a lunch time espresso bar, they practice taking orders from teachers and students do deliveries to classrooms . This is preparation for the Certificate II in Hospitality that is offered in Years 11 and 12.

Sport Facilities

The College boasts a Rugby League field, two Football fields as well as 2 basketball courts, an uncover hall and a fully equiped gymnasium. The facilities are used during Physical Education lessons and on Thursday afternoon for Interschool sport (AGCC Competition).

Students have the opportunity to join in a range of sporting teams who participate in local and state-wide competitions. Dedicated teachers run training sessions utilizing these facilities before and after school preparing students for these events.



Creative and Performing Arts

The Creative and Performing Arts amenities at St. Michael’s allow for creating work at an industry level. As our Creative and Performing Arts continues to expand at St. Michael’s, it is fundamental that our facilities and spaces match this progression. Our Dance Studio is on a raised stage, complete with sprung floors and mirrors to help with students improve performance quality. We have a large Drama space, which boasts its own lighting system and lighting and sound room to help development in the technical areas of production development. Nestled into this block is our newly renovated Music Room that has a cultured jazz club feel. With three sound proof spaces for rehearsal, all instruments can be managed and catered for to suit the individual needs of all of our learners. St. Michael’s has two fully equipped Visual Art rooms, with many resources to aid all the different types of creative minds that Visual and Creative Arts foster.

The St. Michael’s community is dedicated to accommodating our creative thinkers and performing artists with culturally rich and engaging spaces, to promote meaningful work.