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SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY parent information session

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, News, Timeline

St Mary’s College parents and carers are invited to attend a free facilitated information evening presented by Mitch McPherson, founder of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY, at the College on Monday 9 April (6.00pm for a 6.30pm start).

This one-hour session will address basic mental health information, risk factors and warning signs of suicide, lived experiences of bereavement by suicide and ways of engaging young people in conversations about mental health.

Mitch will also provide information about the community-based resources available for students and parents on the topic.

The session will run for approximately one hour. Please refer to the below flyer for further details. Please send RSVPs to Ryan Flack: by Friday 6 April.

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is a registered not-for-profit that works to promote positive mental health and suicide by normalising conversations about mental health and encouraging people to seek help when they need it.

The organisation’s key message is ‘that nothing is so bad that you can’t talk about it’.



When great minds unite

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, News, Timeline

On Tuesday 13 March, St Mary’s College welcomed approximately 100 high ability students from southern Tasmanian Catholic primary schools for an action-packed day of mind-bending activities covering science, design technology, mathematics, creative writing, drama and philosophy.

Onlookers would have heard a pin drop in the Nagle Centre that morning, with girls and boys focused intently on their design technology projects, which they worked on in pairs.

The challenge: designing and building a one-metre tall tower to support the weight of a book, using just newspaper and scotch tape.

Thank you to our Junior School Extension teacher, Jenny Noble, for organising and coordinating such a successful day for our students and visitors.

Athletes take centre stage

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Sport/Activity Featured, Sport/Activity News, Timeline

St Mary’s College rowers continued their dominance at the Tasmanian Schools Rowing Championships held at Lake Barrington last weekend (March 3-4).

Held under sunny skies, the event, which is the highlight of the school rowing calendar, saw the College claim the U13 Double shield (Lizzie Monks and Bellah Parker) and U15 Doubles shield (Phoebe Teale and Sarah Haas) – a phenomenal result!

Adding to the medal tally, our girls finished second in the Junior Aggregate and third in the Senior Aggregate, with a number of rowers making their way through to the finals. A very commendable performance by all. Well done, SMC!

Full results are provided below:

Schoolgirls U16 Singles final: Summer Carpenter 3rd, Sophie Robinson 4th
Schoolgirls U15 Doubles final: Phoebe Teale/Sarah Haas 1st
Schoolgirls U13 Doubles Petite final: Mia Christie-Johnstone/ Estella Whiting 4th, Charlotte Barnes/Bell Thurley 5th.
Composite SMC/St Brendan Shaw: Ella Hutcheon/Luca Mansell 6th, Tilly Waddington/Keeley Matulin 8th.
Schoolgirls U13 Double final: Elizabeth Monks/Bellah Parker 1st.
Schoolgirls U16 Four final: Kate Oliver, Hannah O’Connell, Summer Carpenter, Sophie Robinson. Coxed by Holly Teale.
Schoolgirls U14 Single Petite final: Felicity Carter 4th.
Schoolgirls U14 Single final: Cecilia Hutchinson 8th.
Schoolgirls U13 Quad final: Claire Oliver, Charlotte Barnes, Bellah Parker, Lizzie Monks, coxed by Meg Pinelli
Schoolgirls U16 Quad final: Kate Oliver, Hannah O’Connell, Sophie Robinson, Summer Carpenter coxed by 2nd.
Schoolgirls U14 Double final: Felicity Carter/Cecilia Hutchinson 2nd.
Schoolgirls U14 Double Petite final: Holly Goward/Holly Sice 8th.
Schoolgirls U16 Composite 8 final: Sophie Robinson, Summer Carpenter, Maddie Lamb, Hannah O’Connell, Kate Oliver, Phoebe Teale, Collegiate’s Anais Jubb and Mount Carmel’s Mel Bremmers 3rd.
Schoolgirls U13 Singles Petite final: Stella Devine 8th.
Schoolgirls U13 Singles final: Lizzie Monks 5th, Bellah Parker 6th.
Schoolgirls U14 Quad final: Cecilia Hutchinson, Imogen Brown, Liliana Radic, Eliza Mason, coxed by Gabi Radic.
Schoolgirls U15 Singles final: Phoebe Teale 3rd, Sarah Haas 4th
Summer Carpenter/Kate Oliver 2nd.

The rowing season will culminate with the Head of the River event, to be held at Lake Barrington on Saturday 17 March, which will include a luncheon by the river.

Please contact Elizabeth Carter (E: for more details, and if you would like to assist with preparations on the day.

The Fountain Newsletter – 8 March 2018

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, News, Newsletter, Timeline

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1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Timeline

Would you like to develop new strategies to help manage your child’s behaviour, strengthen the relationship with him/her and parent proactively rather than reactively?

1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching will help you develop these skills and take the wonder out of what to say and do when unwanted behaviours are exhibited.

This ParentingPlus course is presented by St Mary’s College Counsellor, Gai Bath, together with registered celebrant, Maxine Lowry, and will run over two days – Wednesday 14 and 21 March, 2018 at the Uniting Church Hobart (6.00-9.00pm both sessions).

Please click on the link below for more details and to register.

1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching course

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