Our Story

About St. Michael Catholic Elementary School
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At St. Michael we celebrate the fact that we educate the whole child spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Spiritually, we ...

live out gospel values (i.e. compassion, peace, hope, etc.) through acts of service and charity
- strive to enhance knowledge and practice of our Catholic faith model
- have a family-like culture permeates throughout the school
- have a learning environment that is dedicated to student success and doing whatever it takes to achieve this

Academically, we...

- use early intervention strategies (Guided and differentiated instruction with the teacher to support from the Special Education Resource and Language Resource teachers)
- use data based decision- making on the level of the student, the class, the division and the whole school (i.e. data board, DRA, running reading records, PRIME Math assessments, etc.)
- have effective school improvement planning and review
- have monthly meetings of divisional teams as professional learning communities that focus on specific pedagogy-related discussions and team goal-setting related directly to classroom practice
- have extensive and frequent school, as well as board based, professional in-servicing

Emotionally and Physically, we...

- have a LEAD RECESS team that provides diverse opportunities for children for daily physical activity and exercise;
- have many activities which support Physical Literacy such as Rising Stars, Y on Wheels and Health and Wellness partnerships with Mohawk College and McMaster University.

Socially, we ...

- have established ways to resolve conflict constructively and peacefully through Restorative Practices.





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St. Michael - Mission, Vision, & Values Statements

Our Mission

At St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, we believe that...

we will foster and guide each child academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically to reach their fullest potential with respect for self, others, and God.

Our Vision

At St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, we believe that...

we must be a collaborative and unified team that integrates gospel values throughout the curriculum, and creates a Christ centred culture which put the needs of the students above all.

Our Values

At St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, we believe that...

we must model and support students to strive for excellence in their faith development and academic achievement by fostering an environment that promotes faith in action, set each child up for academic success, and creates productive, ethical, and moral citizens.


St. Michael
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Feastday: September 29
Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness

St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.

Although he is always called "the Archangel," the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels - as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.


Prayer to St. Michael

Dear St. Michael, Archangel,
You are the protector of all people
and defender of the Catholic Church.
Give us the strength and courage
to show our love for God,
through our faith and our actions.


"Witnesses to our Faith through our actions"