Spiritual Life

As an Anglican school, St Michael’s Collegiate is part of the Diocese of Tasmania.

At St Michael's Collegiate our spiritual life and worship is informed by the Anglican tradition of the Christian faith. We seek to uphold the values of the Christian faith in all we do as a school, at the same time recognising and celebrating the diversity that is within our school community and the needs of each individual. We bear witness to Jesus Christ in our worship, through the employment of a restorative approach to behaviour management and through the many areas of service in which the School is involved.

Our beautiful School Chapel is open every school day and is a quiet haven for both students and staff. The Chapel is used regularly for weddings and baptisms and is available to members of the extended Collegiate community. We offer Confirmation each year, with candidates being prepared by our Chaplain, Reverend Kate Boughton.

All girls from Years 5 to 12 participate in weekly Chapel, as well as coming together for occasional combined Middle and Senior School Chapels in Linmor Hall. Students from K to Year 4 enjoy Chapel every week in the community space at the Anglesea Village Campus. We enjoy close relationships with our neighbouring parishes, particularly the Cathedral Church of St David where the School celebrates Year 12 Induction, Easter, St Michael’s Day and Valedictory services. At the Easter and St Michael’s Day services, after appropriate instruction, students in Years 5 to 12 can receive Holy Communion if they so choose, in keeping with the Tasmanian Anglican Diocese’s protocols of admitting children to Communion. The Junior School gathers at All Saints Church South Hobart on several occasions each year for worship in a more formal setting.

Through the spiritual life of the School, Collegiate seeks to present each member of the School community with the resources for a thinking, discerning, optimistic Christian faith that will enable them to be lifelong disciples and followers of the Lord Jesus.

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God’s Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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St Paul, Galatians 5.22-23
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What God most wants is to see us smile because we know how much God loves us.

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Julian of Norwich
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The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

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St Paul, Galatians 5.6

St Michael's Collegiate School Hymn and Prayer

St Michael's Collegiate School Hymn

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St Michael's Collegiate School Prayer

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