On behalf of the Ss Michael and John's School Community, I extend to you a very warm welcome.

Located in Horsham, Ss Michael & John’s Primary School provides a quality education to the Catholic families of the Ss Michael and John's Parish and the surrounding rural areas.

Our children live in a fast-paced ever developing global world that requires them to be critical and creative problem solvers with strong communication skills. To do this our children need a strong foundation in reading, writing and mathematics. These skills then allow them to explore other areas of learning, such as science, history and digital technologies.

In today’s world, educators need to be aware of not just the academic needs of the children. For children to be successful learners they need to feel connected to and safe at school. At Ss Michael and John’s we recognise the importance of developing the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our children. Our junior children have opportunities to play through our developmental curriculum. Learning intentions explore academic learning as well as social, spiritual and emotional goals.

Implemented across the school is the Bounceback Resilience and Wellbeing Program. It aims to teach children that life is unpredictable and along the way there is happiness and joy, however there are challenges and disappointments. Bounceback focuses on the skills children need to deal with adversities to enable them to become happy and content, again.

Our school vision states, “our children will thrive and be empowered to contribute to the world in which they live”. Explicitly teaching for healthy minds ensures healthy bodies and means children are ready and able to explore, engage and learn.

I extend an invitation to you to visit our wonderful school and see the exciting and purpose built facilties that we have to offer.

May the Grace of Jesus Christ be with you,

Andrea Cox