Save the date: Grand Bazaar – Sunday 21 October

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Save the date! Our ‘Grand Bazaar’ school fair will be taking place on Sunday 21 October, and it’s set to be an action-packed, fun-filled day for the whole family.

Our P&F has many exciting ideas in the pipeline, but there is a lot of planning needed in order to make the event a ‘grand’ success.

If you can lend a hand, please come along to a Grand Bazaar planning meeting, to be held on Wednesday 25 July from 5.30pm in the Student Resource Centre. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, please email P&F President, Stacey Daley:


Tickets now on sale for Beauty and the Beast

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Run, don’t walk! Ticket sales are now open for SMC’s 2018 musical production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which will be staged over three nights from August 16-18. 

A rendition of Broadway’s modern classic, the musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Directed by Senior Drama Teacher, Leah Smith, with musical direction by Director of Music, Scott Weston, this ‘tale as old as time’ is filled with spectacular songs, vibrant costumes and an outstanding cast supported by students from St Virgil’s College.

Bring the family along for an evening of musical theatre at its best!

Playhouse Theatre, 106 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Dates and Times: 
Thursday 16 August at 7.00pm
Friday 17 August at 7.00pm
Saturday 18 August at 11.00am (Matinee)
Saturday 18 August at 7.00pm

All tickets $25 (please note, internet booking fees apply)

2 hours and 30 minutes (including interval) 

To secure your seat, phone Centertainment on 6234 5998 or book online at



NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations in full swing

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Activities are being held across the College this week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

NAIDOC Week (8-15 July 2018), was marked early with an all-school assembly on Tuesday 3 July during which our Aboriginal students, Chloe (Year 11), Bonnie (Year 8) and Ashlee Bowden (Year 2) gave a Welcome to Country. 

Following the assembly, staff and students spilled out onto the College Green to enjoy a barbecue lunch of traditional fare, including freshly made wallaby burgers and mutton bird sandwiches.

You can view more photos of our NAIDOC Week celebrations on our online gallery here:

This year’s theme, ‘Because of Her, We Can!’, acknowledges the active and significant roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continued to play – at the community, local, state and national levels. 

For more information about NAIDOC Week 2018, please visit the official website:

St Mary’s College has the recipe for success

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Winners of the Australian Culinary Federation Tasmania Junior Challenge Emma Hannon, left, and Caroline Wilson (Year 10).

Two of SMC’s rising culinary stars have added another notch to their belt after taking home gold at the Australian Culinary Federation Tasmania Junior Challenge. 

Year 10 VET Hospitality students, Emma Hannon and Caroline Wilson were named the overall winners of the competition, which was held at Guilford Young College yesterday (July 3, 2018). 

The girls’ winning dishes.

Teams were judged on elements including taste, communication, hygiene, teamwork and ability to meet timeframes, with Emma and Caroline working well under pressure to achieve a fantastic result.

Thank you to SMC’s VET Hospitality, Foods and Textiles teacher, Rosemary Dwyer, for helping the girls develop their skills and techniques, and GYC VET Hospitality teacher, Stephen Lunn and Industry Link’s Michael Norton for mentoring students on the day.

2018 Melbourne Art Trip

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On Thursday 7 June, 24 of our Year 10, 11 and 12 Art students, accompanied by teachers Jessica Lewis, Anna Berger and Debbie Claridge, travelled to Melbourne for the annual three-day art trip. View more photos on our online gallery here

Upon arrival, the group made a beeline for the Heide Museum of Modern Art for a moving and enigmatic tour that explored the history of the museum and current exhibition by famous photographer, Diane Arbus.

Following the visit, students and staff hopped back on the bus and, before checking into their hotel, made a pitstop in the CBD, where they wandered through several of Melbourne’s popular and world-famous street art laneways.

It was an early start the next day with a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on the agenda and, of course, more exploring and photographing of the city’s street art scene.

At the museum, the girls participated in an intriguing tour of the gallery’s permanent collection, during which they learned about famous works by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and many other prominent artists.

They then viewed the ‘Top Arts’ exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, which showcases the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s most gifted young artists who have completed courses equivalent to those that some of our students study here at St Mary’s College.

Arguably, for the girls, the most exciting part of the trip was being part of the huge crowd passing through the MoMA collection currently on show at NGV. Our students viewed works by big-name artists such as Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse to name but a few, and were visibly moved, showing tears – and enormous smiles.

The girls displayed gratitude for all the artwork they viewed and spaces entered and should be commended for representing SMC responsibly and with pride across the three days. The group cannot wait to go again next year! 

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