SMC 2018 China Trip

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We wish our Language students, and their teachers Shelley Macleod, Alison Lowe and Jacqueline Conboy, safe travels as they set off for Fuzhou, China this morning.

Have a wonderful time and enjoy your trip. See you all in two weeks’ time! 


2018 Chinese Speaking Competition results

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Well done to our talented Senior School students who participated in the Tasmanian Chinese Speaking Competition at The Friends’ School on Friday 31 August.

The girls did a wonderful job as they showcased their language and public speaking skills against fellow students from high schools across the state.

Competition results: 

Year 8
Molly Topham – 1st place
Jessica Bremner – Honourable mention

Year 9
Isabella Cox – 3rd place 

Year 10
Gabriella Colavecchio, Selamwit Woldeabzgi – Honourable mention 

College’s great minds take out state title

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A team of St Mary’s College Senior School students are state champions following an outstanding Tournament of Minds (TOM) showing at Ogilvie High School on the weekend.

Students, Shreya Karunakara (Year 9), Estella Edwards (Year 7), Stefani Khoo (Year 7), Isabella Cox (Year 9), Emily Walter (Year 8), Natalie De Cesare (Year 9) and Alyssa Lee (Year 9) held off teams from other Tasmanian schools to claim the Social Sciences category for Senior School competitors.

Congratulations must also go to the College’s Junior School team (Zyla Williams, Adalia Hauler, Madeleine Ambrose, Grace Cox, Grace Marshall, Lucy McKenna and Anna Fracalossi), who did a fabulous job representing SMC at the event.

TOM is a national problem-solving program aimed at enhancing student thinking. The competition requires teams to work cooperatively as they tackle stimulating open-ended challenges which demand experimental and reward creative and critical thinking.

On tournament day, teams of seven students are required to present their solutions to two challenges – the Long-Term Challenge and the Spontaneous Challenge.

The Long-Term Challenge sees students given six weeks to prepare their solution, including script writing and creating costumes and props. This solution is then performed to a panel of judges and an audience.

The Spontaneous Challenge is a previously unseen ‘on the spot’ challenge, where teams are only given a few minutes to discuss and plan their responses. Participants are judged on their ability to develop ideas and work collaboratively towards a solution.

All the girls are to be commended on their dedication, creativity and team work throughout the challenge period.

Thank you to all parents for transporting and supporting students on the day. Thank you also to St Mary’s College teachers, Jenny Noble and Karen Walter for their assistance, guidance and encouragement in the lead-up to the competition.

Special edition Alma Mater hot off the press

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

The latest issue of the Alma Mater magazine is landing in school bags this week! 

The Alma Mater is our twice-yearly publication that features the latest College news, photographs and information relevant to SMC Alumni.

As a tribute to our 150th anniversary year, this special 2018 ‘bumper’ edition showcases all the highlights from our milestone celebrations, along with details on upcoming events including the launch of the 150 Faces of SMC coffee table book, which will be published very soon.

If you miss out on receiving a copy of the Alma Mater, you can pick one up at the College Business Office. You can also download it as a PDF here:

The Fountain Newsletter – 12 September 2018

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