Orientation Guide

Year 7, 2024

Welcome to Mt St Michael's College!


We are delighted that you have chosen MSM for your daughter and that your family is joining our community. Leading up to your daughter’s commencement at the College, please continue to review this Orientation Guide for information to help your daughter in this transition phase. 

What to expect on your daughter's first day at MSM
  • School starts at 8:30 a.m. and is a full school day concluding at 3:00 p.m.
  • Students are required to wear their formal College uniform.
  • On arrival your daughter should consult the lists located in M Block which will inform her of her Homeroom classroom and teacher. Please arrive earlier to allow your daughter sufficient time to do this.
  • Along with Mrs Devenish-Meares (Year 7 Pastoral Leader) and Homeroom teachers our Year 12 student leaders will be around M block to welcome and assist you.
  • Your daughter is to then go to her Homeroom where she will receive instructions from her Homeroom Teacher.
  • Your daughter will not need her folders and books on the first day. She should bring them in on the second day, Wednesday 24 January, once she is aware of her locker allocation. On Wednesday she will receive her timetable and spend some time organising her books, folders, and locker. For the first day she only requires a pencil case, morning tea/lunch and a water bottle.
  • On their first day, students may bring their own lunch or alternatively, they may purchase their morning tea and lunch from The Kaf.
  • The Library will be open before and after school. Term time opening hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 4:00pm on Friday.
During day one, students will be issued with the following items:
  • 2024 College Diary - The College Diary is your student's handbook to MSM and contains all the information they need to know about the College, expectations and how education at MSM operates.
  • 2024 College Calendar
  • Student timetable
  • Lock for their locker
  • Lanyard - MSM Lanyards are to be worn with ID card and are compulsory for all Year 7 students in Term 1.
Contacting the College

Office Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Telephone: (07) 3858 4222

If your student is absent from the College, please advise via one of the following ways:

Absentee Button: MSM App (Parent/Carer login is the same as for Parent Lounge.) Find out more about the MSM App.
Absentee email: studentabsentees@msm.qld.edu.au (Please place student name and class in subject line.)

Uniform Requirements

MSM Students wear the College uniform correctly and with pride. In doing this, it clearly indicates that a student is a member of our MSM community. We have an expectation that all students will wear the correct uniform at all times and we ask for parental support in ensuring that this occurs.  

  • Find out the uniform requirements for your student in our term-time Uniform Shop
  • The formal College uniform is worn 5 days a week
  • College formal hat (to be worn to and from the College and during all breaks)
  • The College sports uniform is not to be worn when travelling to or from the College
  • The formal College uniform is to be worn on College excursions.
  • It is compulsory for all new students to purchase a MSM school bag from the College Uniform Shop. There is a choice of backpack or carry bag.
  • Students must use their school bag (MSM emblem backpack or carry bag) on their way to and from school. Tote bags are only to be used AT school.
  • All articles of clothing are to be clearly marked with your daughter’s name. The College does not accept any responsibility for lost property.


 Sport Uniform

Co-Curricular Uniforms

Some Co-curricular sports require students to wear the respective MSM uniform. Most often these uniforms are tops supplied on loan by MSM and worn with the College Sport Shorts or Bike Pants. Some sports, such as Rugby7s, Waterpolo and Swimming require the purchase of College uniforms.

Uniform Shop - Booking details

College uniforms can be purchased from the MSM Uniform Shop, conveniently located on the College grounds in the main courtyard beside the Wellbeing Centre. View the location on the College Map HERE.

Information on uniform requirements, trading times and current prices can be found HERE. 

Additional trading hours are set for early January 2024. You can view these times HERE.

Book your MSM Uniform Fitting Appointment HERE.

Payments can be made using cash, cheque, EFTPOS and Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard only). 

For convenience, you may wish to establish an account for your student to make uniform purchases during the year. Download an account application here and return it to the Uniform Shop on your fitting day.

Contact the Uniform Shop during trading hours on (07) 3366 7576 or msm_uniforms@jeagencies.com.au if you have any queries.

Day Date First/Last Appointment
6 November
7:30am – 10:30am
8 November
7:30am – 10:30am
10 November
7:30am – 10:30am
13 November
7:30am – 10:30am
15 November
7:30am – 10:30am
16 November
2:30pm – 5:00pm
17 November
7:30am – 10:30am
20 November
7.30am – 10.30am
21 November
7:30am – 10:30am
22 November
7:30am – 10:30am
23 November
2:30pm – 5:00pm
24 November
7:30am – 10:30am
27 November
7:30am –11:30am
29 November
7:30am – 11:30am
30 November
7:30am – 10:30am
Textbooks & Stationery

Mt St Michael’s College textbooks are both digital and/or hardcopy, depending on the subject. Online texts are ordered directly through our contracted supplier and become available to the student on their first day of the new school year. Other textbooks and stationery supplies can also be ordered through our supplier and delivered to your address.

Year 7, 2024 Booklist and Subject Information - Click Here
Year 7, 2024 Booklist and Stationery Requirements - Click Here

Textbook, stationery lists and ordering information is available on the Parent Resources page on the College website.


Students will be provided with a locker and a lock during their first days at the College. Damaged and/or lost locks are replaced at the students' expense. Students will be informed on locker expectations and how to use their lock on commencement at the College. 

View a quick guide to using the MSM Lock HERE.

Parent Lounge

Parent Lounge is the College’s secure and password protected, interactive web-based portal. In Parent Lounge student information can be viewed and updated.

Including but not limited to:

  • Student details
  • Curricular activities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Attendance
  • Student results
  • Student timetable
  • Current medical information
  • Providing approval for the administration of Paracetemol/Nurofen/antihistamines
  • Accepting or declining student excursions and invitations
  • Online payment of College fees.  

Access details will be provided to Parents/Carers during the first week of Term 1. 


Correspondence from the College will be forwarded to the person listed on the Enrolment Application form as the correspondence address. In the case of separated parents, academic reports and college fees will be forwarded to both parents unless specified in court orders. 

Correspondence may be issued via email and the College app.

In your early days at the College, please be sure to check your junk mail as you will receive emails in regards to a variety of activities, curriculum, events and newsletters etc. and the sender may be filtered by your account provider. Please be aware that if you choose to unsubscribe from MSM Marketing emails, you will no longer receive important information that is sent regarding College events, correspondence, newsletters etc.

The Spirit Newsletter

The Mt St Michael’s College newsletter The Spirit is published fortnightly during term time and is distributed to our parent community via email and notifications on the College app. Past and current newsletters can be found HERE on the College website. The Spirit is an important communication tool for the College and we encourage all parents to read each edition.

The College App

The College app is the hub of information for the College and provides access to Parent Lounge. 

It is important that you subscribe to your daughters year level and the areas of interest/activities that they are involved in. This should be updated at the start of every school year to ensure information is specific for your family. Lastly, don't forget to nominate to receive push notifications to stay alert to updates. Eg. Sport trials, cancellations, The Arts practice information, events and submitting student absences.

Guide to Downloading and Using the College App 

Download available from The App Store Google Play

To manage your subscriptions:

  • Go to Settings (via the ‘cog like’ symbol found at the bottom right of your home screen)
  • Select Subscriptions
  • Choose those that interest you or relate to your child.
The Kaf and Flexischools

The Kaf is the College café and operates on a daily basis during the academic year for breakfast, morning tea and lunch.  

The provision of contemporary food and drinks that are fresh and of high quality for our students, staff and guests is at the core of the operation.  

For the current Kaf menu please CLICK HERE

Payments at The Kaf are made only by the cashless system Flexischools. This enables parents to order online using the free Flexischools app and transfer and manage funds from their bank account directly to their Flexischool account.

Online orders can be placed for morning tea and lunch up to 8.30am on the morning required. 

Tips For Setting Up Your Flexischools Account

Setting up an account for either Online Ordering or Card Payments is done online via www.flexischools.com.au and click Register Now. You will be then sent an email from Flexischools with further instructions on how to complete the registration.  

Please note: Your student’s “Alternate ID” is not the number on their Student ID Card. To access their Alternate ID go to:

  • Parent Lounge
  • Student Details
  • General Details - the number will appear in the Alternate ID field.

If you have more than one student enrolled, select the student from the drop-down option on the right and follow the steps above. 

An ID Card can only be registered to one Flexischools account.

If an ID card becomes lost or misplaced, please call Flexischools on 1300 361 769 as soon as possible to place a hold on the account. 

Replacement ID cards can be purchased via the MSM IT Support office for $8 each

Contact FlexiSchools via 1300 361 769.

Mobile Phones and Smart Watches

Mobile phones and smart watches must be placed in lockers at 8.30am prior to Homeroom and remain in there during school hours. Phones and smart watches must not be taken to classes or carried around in pockets/bags.

If a phone or smart watch is required for medical or educational purposes approval must be given and a pass granted by the College.

Leave from College

Students are expected to attend school every day during term time. For your future information, please note the College policy in relation to student absences, schoolwork and assessments due to vacations. 

Attendance at school is crucial for your daughter’s development. Please keep this in mind when organising family holidays. If for any reason your daughter is required to be absent from school for a period of time, other than medical or dental appointments, our policy states that you write to the Principal requesting leave for your daughter prior to arrangements being made. When requesting leave, please include your daughter’s full name, year level and homeroom in the letter. 

It is important to note, request for leave from the Principal is only for extended periods of absence, and not for short periods of absence such as medical appointments or sport representation.  

Please refer to the Administration section of the student diary for further information regarding student absences.


Fees are charged each term and are payable within 14 days of the date of issue. Strict adherence to payment is expected and extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Retreats and levies will be charged through term accounts. Payments may be made by Credit Card, Cheque or Direct Debit. 


If your daughter will be using public transport services it may be beneficial to take your daughter on a practice run during the holidays so that she is aware of the schedule and requirements.

Bus information on services can be obtained through

TRANSLINK on 131 230 or School service finder | Translink and on the Brisbane Bus Lines website Brisbane Bus Lines - Mt St Michael's College.

Detailed information on bus routes and timetables is available through Ward Offices and Municipal Libraries. 

MSM Sport

Mt St Michael’s College provides an all-inclusive, safe environment for girls of all skills and abilities across a wide range of sporting options. We want girls to become lifelong participants of sport and our aim is to provide the opportunity for them to represent Mt St Michael’s College against other Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls’ Sports Association (CaSSSA) Schools in a competitive environment. 

We also believe it is vitally important for girls to be able to participate in physical activity without the pressure of competition, therefore we are constantly sourcing new opportunities for social and non-competitive involvement in a wide range of physically active programs.  

We firmly believe sport is for every girl and strive to achieve high participation and enjoyment for all students across all programs on offer at Mt St Michael’s College. Our goal is to offer relevant pathways for all levels of physical activity, ranging from students competing in sports at elite levels and students trying a new sport for the first time. 

We encourage our students to “run like a girl, throw like a girl and kick like girl” and be proud of what they can achieve by having a go! We promote girls that are committed, hardworking and strong individuals who will continue to enjoy the active lifestyle during their time at Mt St Michael’s College and long after they have graduated! 

Kay Roy
Director of Sport, MSM

Term 4 2023 - MSM Sport Opportunities

We invite your student to be part of MSM Sport in Term 4 of 2023!
Find out more about Sports opportunities available for your daughter/s in Term 4 of 2023 at Mt St Michael's College HERE.

MSM The Arts

The Co-curricular activities in The Arts cater for students of all ages and are a great way to make friends, socialise in a school environment with girls of all different year levels, explore and practice your art form, develop your confidence and be involved in college life.  

Mt St Michael's College offers many exciting opportunities in The Arts for students of Year 7. 

  • Drama Club
  • Theatre Sports 
  • Performance Ensemble*
  • Dance Team *
  • Liturgy Dancers*
  • Dance Team
  • Private Voice and Instrumental Lessons - Enrolments will be through Parent Lounge in 2024
  • Theory of Music group lessons - Enrolments will be through Parent Lounge in 2024.  
  • Music Groups: 
    • Year 7-8 Choir
    • String Ensemble
    • String Orchestra*
    • Senior Strings*
    • Concert Band
    • Guitar Ensemble
    • Brass Ensemble
    • Percussion Ensemble.  
      * denotes activities for which there is an audition.

How will my daughter know how to join the activities and when they are on?

All communication about co-curricular activities will be made with your daughter on her email once she has received her laptop. We encourage all communication to be directly with the student in order for her to develop the commitment and organisation required to be involved in an activity.  

In Week 1 a timetable of offerings will be posted on the app and sent to all students. Teachers in charge of the activities will discuss the offerings with Year 7 students in their first week.  

At the end of Week 1, an email with a link to an online form will be sent to students requesting expressions of interest for the respective activities. Students will then receive an email with the details which they can share with you. Instructions will be clearly given for the student to do this.  

Find out more about activities offered by The Arts.

For all music information, please email music@msm.qld.edu.au

MSM Music

Choirs, Ensembles and Private Lessons

Expressions of Interest are pre-submitted via THIS FORM

Enrolments will be through Parent Lounge in 2024. 

Term 4 2023 - MSM The Arts Opportunities

We invite your student to be part of MSM's The Arts in Term 4 of 2023!
Find out more about opportunities in The Arts that are available for your daughter/s in Term 4 of 2023 at Mt St Michael's College HERE.