• St Mary’s College has the recipe for success

    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).  Teams […]

  • 2018 Melbourne Art Trip

    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: http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/photos/nggallery/galleries/Melbourne-Art-Trip Upon arrival, the group made a beeline for the Heide Museum of Modern Art […]

  • Students gather for Justice Action Network workshop

    Seven young women from St Mary’s College yesterday gathered with students from schools across Hobart for the 2018 Justice Action Network workshop on girls’ education. Participants had the privilege of hearing from two prominent guest speakers: activist, former Australian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens Party, Christine Milne (who is also an SMC Alumna); […]

  • Australian Mathematics Competition 2018

    St Mary’s College Junior and Senior School students are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).  Suitable for students of all standards, the competition challenges participants to solve 30 problems in just 60-minutes (Year 3-6) or 75 minutes (Year 7-12). Designed to test mathematical thinking, the problems can be answered just as […]

  • Can you provide any winter woollies?

    With winter now upon us, the St Vincent de Paul Society of Tasmania is desperately seeking donations that will help families in need beat the cold. If you have any spare blankets or old coats, jumpers, beanies, socks and scarves in your wardrobe, please consider donating them to the College on Friday 8 June (Junior […]

  • Science and Engineering Challenge inspires young minds

    By Shakira Bone (Year 9) On Friday 25 May, students in Year 9 and 10 from our College participated in the UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge. In teams of four, we competed in numerous events testing our science and engineering skills. Some students competed in two half-day activities, while others took part in one full […]

  • St Mary’s College to perform Steel Magnolias – June 14-15, 2018

    Audience members will be transported to northwest Louisiana in the 1980s when SMC’s Year 11/12 Drama 3 students present their upcoming production, Steel Magnolias. Based on the stage play by American writer, Robert Harling, the heart-warming comedy-drama explores the bond shared between six southern women – with a penchant for gossip and big hair – […]

  • SMC to ‘go green’ for World Environment Day

    With World Environment Day just around the corner (Tuesday 5 June 2018), the College’s Senior School is putting out a challenge to students: Can you go an entire day without producing any rubbish? This may sound like a simple task, but most of us visit a bin multiple times a day.  On Monday 4 June, […]

  • Students earn top spots in international coding competition

    St Mary’s College students achieved high scores in Grok Learning’s Web.Comp 2018, a coding competition which teaches new coders from around the world how to design their own websites. Students competed for five weeks alongside more than 6,000 students from across Australia and the world, using code to design websites of increasing sophistication and complexity. […]

  • Congratulations to our 2018 Confirmation recipients

    Congratulations to all our students on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday (May 20, 2018).  The girls and boys were presented with their certificates and a pin in recognition of this important milestone at a special Liturgy in the Cathedral attended by their families and peers this morning. Thank you to our Religious Education […]

  • Support St Mary’s College – order your 2018/2019 Entertainment Book

    Order the 2018/2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of great value offers for everything you love to do. Better yet, you will also be supporting the SMC Parents and Friends Association! With last year’s memberships expiring on June 1, 2018, now is the perfect time to purchase your new […]

  • Facebook forum on Year 11/12 (2019) subject selection

    Do you have any questions relating to course selection for Year 11 and 12 in 2019?  If so, our Principal, Helen Spencer, and Director of Curriculum, Wendy Forsyth, will be online on Facebook to answer your queries on Monday 28 May 2018 from 5.00-6.00pm. In Year 11 and 12, students are offered a full range […]

  • A special day to honour our mothers and grandmothers

    On Wednesday 9 May we celebrated the love, compassion and dedication of our wonderful mums. From 7.30am that morning, our leading ladies were treated to a breakfast feast provided by our generous and hard-working SMC dads. Thank you to the P&F Association for organising such a wonderful event for our school community. Our Kindergarten boys […]

  • Satisfaction Survey – we want to hear from you!

    As part of always striving to go ‘One Pace Beyond’ as a College community, it is important that we are never satisfied with the status quo. From time to time, we seek to survey parents, students and staff in order to celebrate the things we do well as a College and to identify areas for […]

  • Let’s create some Time and Space

    After four years of rave reviews, St Mary’s College is delighted to once again offer the Time and Space program, facilitated by Bill Jennings.  Bill is the creator and founder of ‘Time and Space‘, a service he has developed to give people just that – time and space for parents and their children to share […]

  • St Mary’s College CLOSED today due to inclement weather

    Please be advised that St Mary’s College will be CLOSED today for all students due to the extreme weather conditions. The decision to close the school is made with the safety of students, teachers and community members the highest priority. We ask that all families stay safe and dry indoors. Those parents who send their […]

  • Changes to Metro services commencing 13 May, 2018

    Metro Tasmania will be making a series of alterations to its Hobart bus services from Sunday 13 May 2018. These alterations will affect a number of departure points in Hobart City – Northern Suburb Services and Hobart City – Eastern Shore Services.  Please refer to the letter linked below for more details about these changes:  […]

  • 150th Anniversary Mass and historic walking tours

    All families of the College are warmly invited to join us for Mass on Saturday 12 May 2018 in celebration of our 150th Anniversary. Mass will commence at 3.30pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, located at the corner of Patrick and Harrington streets. Prior to Mass, we will be holding historical walking tours of the College, […]

  • Senior Athletics Carnival cancelled

    Take note: Due to the predicted inclement weather, a decision has been made to cancel the Senior Athletics Carnival scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 10 May 2018).  With a maximum temperature of 12 degrees and 10-35mls of rain expected, it is in the best interest of our students’ safety, wellbeing and comfort to call off the […]

  • Join us for our Mother’s Day Breakfast

    The St Mary’s College Parents and Friends (P&F) Association will be holding its inaugural Mother’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday 9 May 2018 on the College Green (‘top ground’). All mothers, daughters and sons of the College are warmly invited to join us from 7.30am for a relaxed morning of socialising and feasting, with freshly brewed […]

  • An evening with Peggy Orenstein

    The St Mary’s College community is warmly invited to attend an upcoming presentation from internationally renowned journalist, author and TED speaker, Peggy Orenstein. Peggy is the writer of the New York Times bestsellers, ‘Girls and Sex’, ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’, ‘Waiting for Daisy’, ‘Flux’ and ‘Schoolgirls’. She is also an active journalist for the New […]

  • Take note: SMC Senior Athletics Carnival rescheduled

    Families are reminded that the St Mary’s College Senior Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 10 May 2018.  The carnival, originally scheduled for Thursday 12 April, was postponed due to inclement weather, which would have resulted in a very slippery and unsafe playing environment. We are looking forward to a great day of competition […]

  • Debating season underway

    The debating season is underway at St Mary’s College, with some enthusiastic debating teams from Year 7-10 participating in this year’s competition. Newcomers to the world of debating, our Year 7 team started the season off with a win against Taroona High School. The other teams also celebrated victories in their second round. Congratulations, girls! […]

  • 150th anniversary merchandise

    Commemorate our 150th anniversary with an Esther Shohet or Peter Barraclough artwork, cheeseboard, coasters or greeting card. Local artist Esther Shohet has created an original piece to showcase Hobart’s lively connection to St Mary’s College. Amongst the historic buildings and many facilities you can see students at play and a nod to the Presentation Sisters […]

  • SMC goes green to honour Irish heritage

    St Mary’s College was bathed in a sea of green on Saturday 17 March as we celebrated 150 years of our Irish beginnings with a community ‘fun day’. Past and present students, teachers and parents took part in the festivities, which centred on a program of Irish music and dancing, colonial dress-ups and old-fashioned games […]

  • Entertainment Books for sale – support our P&F

    The SMC Parents and Friends Association is running the popular Entertainment Book fundraiser again this year. An Entertainment Book will be sent home with the youngest child in each family on Friday 4 May 2018 for you to consider, or you can order your book online via the following link: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/24s0131,  or in person at College Reception.  Pre-purchased orders will […]

  • Easter ‘bun-raiser’ a sweet success

    A big thank you to all our families who supported us with the Cripps hot cross bun drive. With your help, we raised almost $750 for Project Compassion, the Lenten fundraising campaign by Caritas Australia.   A further $900 was raised through the College’s Harmony Day activities, which will also go to Project Compassion, bringing […]

  • Recognising excellence in Catholic education

    Four members of the St Mary’s College community have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to Catholic education at the 2018 Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Award Presentations ceremony, held recently at Guilford Young College​. The College wishes to congratulate the following award recipients: Sr Gabrielle Morgan PBVM, Congregational Leader of the Presentation Sisters in Tasmania […]

  • Preparations underway for SMC’s 2018 musical

    St Mary’s College is thrilled to announce that this year the Senior School will be performing Beauty and the Beast as its biennial musical production. Teachers Leah Smith and Scott Weston, together with our choreographer and St Mary’s College alumni, Georgina Taskunas, held auditions in weeks 3 and 4 at both St Mary’s College and St […]

  • SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY parent information session

    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 […]

  • When great minds unite

    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 […]

  • 1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

    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 […]

  • Student story shortlisted for young writers’ award

    St Mary’s College is delighted to announce that Year 5 student, Lucy McKenna has been shortlisted for the Redgum Book Club​ Young Writers’ award in the Picture Book category. Lucy is among just 10 young budding authors from primary schools across Australia to make the finals, and one of only two Tasmanian students shortlisted. Well […]

  • St Mary’s College Open Day 2018

    We invite you to come and see us as we are! We warmly invite all prospective and current parents and students to our Open Day on Thursday 22 March 2018. Take a tour and see what we get up to on a regular day at the College. There will also be opportunities to visit our […]

  • Commissioning of College leaders

    On Tuesday 20 February our Senior School and Junior School leaders were commissioned in their leadership roles during a special ceremony held in the Cathedral. All of our Year 12s as a leadership group were also formally acknowledged and presented with a Nano Nagle heart badge. Following the ceremony, our leaders, together with parents, staff and invited […]

  • Celebrate our 150th birthday in true Irish style!

    St Mary’s College will be seeing green on Saturday 17 March, but don’t worry, it will all be in the name of fun and frivolity! Preparations are in full swing for our 150th Anniversary Fun Day, which will take place at the College that day from 12.00-3.00pm – what better way to celebrate our Irish […]

  • Invitation to Welcome to SMC 2018 Evening

    Join us for an evening on the Green… The St Mary’s College Parents and Friends (P&F) Association is hosting a ‘Welcome to SMC 2018 Evening’, where our community can meet each other or catch up from last year. The event is a great opportunity for new families can get to know the P&F and one another, […]

  • Educational pioneer’s 150-year legacy set in stone

    A life-size sculpture of Nano Nagle, the foundational leader of the Presentation Sisters, was unveiled and blessed at a ceremony held at St Mary’s College on Friday 9 February 2018. The 1.5-metre installation of the Irish-born woman, famously known as ‘the lady with the lantern’, was commissioned by the College to commemorate the school’s 150th […]

  • 2018 Parent Calendars

    Families will this week receive a copy of our 2018 St Mary’s College hard-copy calendar. This calendar include some important dates that you will need for the year ahead, including information about our upcoming 150th anniversary celebrations. Please be mindful that unfortunately we sometimes need to change the calendar, so it is always a good […]

  • Celebrating 150-years of teaching

    The buildings and grounds may have changed over time but for previous staff members of St Mary’s College, the SMC school spirit still remains. The St Mary’s College Staff Reunion was held on Saturday 3 February to mark exactly 150-years of the school being on its present site (SMC welcomed its first students on February […]

  • 150th Anniversary ‘School Spirit Video’

    Happy birthday, St Mary’s College! On this day (February 3) back in 1868, the little school of Mount St Mary’s (as we were then known) received its first pupils.  To commemorate this very special milestone in the history of the College – and to reflect on how far we’ve come as a school community – we […]

  • BYOD Enrolment 2018

    Dear Parents and Carers, This post contains information for all students in the Senior School (Year 7-12) who will be using a laptop as a part of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This further information is a follow up from the information previously provided by the College. All Senior School students can now begin […]

  • Independent Review of Catholic Education: Update

    An update on the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office’s (TCEO) review into Greater Hobart Catholic Education is available to download at the following link: More information on the review can be found on the TCEO website here.

  • St Mary’s College 150th Staff Reunion

    Fun fact: Did you know that St Mary’s College welcomed its first students on February 3, 1868? To kick off our 150th anniversary celebrations next year, the St Mary’s College is inviting all previous – and current – staff members to attend the ultimate staff reunion, to be held at the College on Saturday 3 […]

  • Tickets on sale for 150th Gala Dinner

    We are very excited to announce that tickets to our 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner are now available for purchase! All members of the College community are warmly invited to join us in commemorating our special milestone by attending the dinner, which will be held on Saturday 12 May from 5.30pm at the Hotel Grand Chancellor […]

  • Expressions of Interest for Board Members

    St Mary’s College is seeking Expressions of Interest from parents and friends of the College for positions on the St Mary’s College Board, following the ending of generous terms of two of its members. The Board is looking to appoint Board Members. Overall, the Board plays an important role in providing sound governance to the […]

  • St Mary’s continues to excel in science

    On Sunday 26 November, a group of St Mary’s girls, together with Science Coordinator, Heather Omant, travelled to Launceston to attend the Tasmanian Science Talent Search prize-giving ceremony, where the students were honoured for their outstanding research investigations submitted earlier in the year. Read a summary of the Tasmanian Science Talent Search here: http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/celebrating-outstanding-talent-in-science/ In addition […]

  • Your ‘2018 Back to School Toolkit’

    Get ready for 2018! Parents and carers of the College were recently emailed a ‘Back to School Toolkit’ for 2018. This guide contains important information that will serve as a handy reference for families as they prepare for the 2018 school year. Click here to view the Back to School 2018 Toolkit. The toolkit can also be […]

  • Catholic Education Review – Feedback requested

    Independent review of Catholic education Archbishop Julian Porteous, on advice of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission, has formally initiated an independent review of Catholic education in southern Tasmania. A key outcome of this review will be how Tasmanian Catholic schools can best provide for the needs of Kindergarten to Year 12 students for the next […]

  • Calling all creatives: SMC 150th Anniversary Art Competition

    We are calling on all creatives to enter their designs in the St Mary’s College 150th Anniversary Art Competition. The competition, which runs until April 2018, is an exciting opportunity for SMC’s emerging artists to showcase their work at our 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on May 12, 2018. Along with […]

  • Science girls go for gold

    Year 10 students, Keeley Hine-Haycock, Alana Bellette, Saakshi Dhakal, Spriha Paudel, Chloe Cooper and Eloise Deconinck have achieved something truly remarkable this year. The girls, with the support and guidance of their science teacher Heather Omant, have all earned CSIRO Gold CREST Awards for their extended science investigations, which they have been working on for the […]

  • Designers in the spotlight

    St Mary’s College Graphic Design students, Isabella Franklin, Imogen Barry-Murphy and Taylah Pickett (Year 11) have been working with College Principal, Helen Spencer and Sister Gabrielle Morgan PBVM (on behalf of the Presentation Sisters) on the design on a new leadlight window, to be installed in the College’s Adrian Doyle Chapel to mark our 150th […]

  • Family database update

    Parents and caregivers were emailed a database update on October 10, 2017. This is an important update and information contained contributes to our funding by the government. Please complete your database form by November 30, 2017. If you have any queries regarding the update, please email our Student Database Officer, Alannah Onn, at familyupdate@smc.tas.edu.au

  • Thunderstorm asthma warning

    The Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services has issued the following thunderstorm asthma warning for today. People with asthma and hay fever are advised to take extra care.   15 November 2017 Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health Thunderstorm asthma warning The Director of Public Health advises people with asthma and hay fever […]

  • Lest we forget: Remembrance Day Service

    The College gathered in the Nagle Centre this morning to commemorate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict ahead of Remembrance Day tomorrow (November 11). The service was a special opportunity for St Mary’s College to honour and appreciate the efforts of those men and women who have served, and those […]

  • A celebration of student artwork

    St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition – Opening Night Please join us at the College for a special viewing of the outstanding artwork our Year 9-12 students have produced this year. The opening night of the 2017 St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition will be held on Thursday 16 November from 6.00pm in the Senior Common Room […]

  • Congratulations to our College Prefects for 2018

    Congratulations to our newly elected Prefects for 2018. We wish you all the best as you serve the College body in the coming year and look forward to your valuable contribution. 2018 Prefects: Isobel Kuo (Head Prefect) Olivia Eade (Deputy Prefect) Sarah Cooper (Deputy Prefect) Brittanie McCarthy Caitlin J Cooper Chloe Hine Emily Philpott Emmeline […]

  • School term dates 2018

    The below table lists the term dates for the 2018 academic year. For the most up-to-date timings, please refer to the online College calendar. 2018 Term Dates    Term Dates Holidays Term 1 5 February – 13 April 14 April – 29 April Term 2 30 April – 6 July 7 July – 22 July Term 3 23 July – 28 September 29 September – 14 […]

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Thank you to Hansen Orchards and SecondBite Tasmania for the generous supply of fresh, nutritious apples for students at St Mary’s College to enjoy. Apples are flowing into schools across the state thanks to a partnership between Hansen Orchards and the Tasmanian School Canteen Association which aims to inject a dose of good health into […]

  • SMS messaging – student attendances

    Did you know that you can inform the school of your child’s absence through a text message to our SMC number for student absentees: 0437 996 701. Absentees can also be reported by email via the College website. Simply click on the ‘report here’ link, which is the first item listed on the right-hand side of the […]

  • Has your child missed a vaccination for 2017?

    The Hobart City Council wishes to remind parents that students in Year 7 are only eligible to receive the human papillomavirus and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination at no cost by December 31, 2017. To vaccinate at a later date you will be required to pay for these immunisations. If you would like your child […]

  • Celebrating outstanding talent in science

    St Mary’s College has come away with six awards in the Research Investigation section of the 2017 Tasmanian Science Talent Search. Our Year 10s recorded some big wins in the intermediate division (which comprised 81 entries), with Eloise Deconinck awarded first place, Saakshi Dhakal, Spriha Paudel and Keeley Hine-Haycock equal second place, Chloe Cooper third place and Alana […]

  • Chinese speech competition results

    Congratulations to the St Mary’s College students who recently participated in the annual CLTAT (Chinese Language Teachers Association of Tasmania) HanyuQiao Speech competition. Twenty-nine Junior and Senior School students competed at the event, which was hosted by The Hutchins School, with students from a number of schools across the state also participating. Our students are to be […]

  • First grade hockey victory

    Our first grade hockey team is in full celebration mode, after successfully defending their state SATIS title against a competitive Marist Regional College on Tuesday 26 September.The final score was 2-0. Congratulations on a fabulous result, girls!

  • Update to student database

    Important information: Parents and carers are advised that an email will be sent during the Term 3 school holidays regarding a student database update.  

  • St Mary’s talent tears up the track

    The weather was bleak but there was still a host of commendable performances at last Saturday’s state SATIS Athletics Carnival at Hobart’s Domain Athletics Centre. Despite the persistent wind and rain, St Mary’s College shone on the track and field, clinching the U13 and U15 age group pennants.  Adding to the victories on the day, we had […]

  • Congratulations to all prize winners!

    Congratulations to all students who received an award, or honourable mention, at the UTAS Science and Engineering Investigation Awards prize-giving ceremony held on Thursday 21 September. In an extraordinary effort, 33 students at St Mary’s College scooped up a total of 29 prizes between them. The winners were presented with their awards in the university’s […]

  • Vinnies Quiz Night success!

    By Isobel Kuo (Year 11)*The St Vincent de Paul Society has a special place within the heart of St Mary’s College.Vibrantly embodying the traits, charism and mission echoed by the Presentation Sisters, the role that the society has played within the cultural life of the College is immeasurable.Over the past several years, the school has […]

  • Young scientists put their hypothesis to the test

    Eighty-five students from St Mary’s College were among more than 300 aspiring young Tasmanian scientists who recently took part in the southern Science and Engineering Investigation Awards.The event is an annual state-wide competition challenging school students in Year 5-12 to present and explore a research topic of their choice.SMC won 19 prizes; six in Year 7, […]

  • Great minds bring home honours

    Congratulations to the Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 Tournament of the Minds (ToM) teams who represented St Mary’s in the state finals held at Ogilvie High School on Saturday 9 September.SMC’s Year 7/8 team rose to the challenge to win honours (second place) in the secondary Social Sciences section.ToM is an international program designed to […]

  • 2017 written exam timetable now availabe

    The 2017 written examination timetable has been released.The timetable can be viewed on the TASC website by clicking on the following link: https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Exam-Timetable.pdf

  • Students blitz Japanese speech competition

    Congratulations to Taylah Pickett (Year 11), Stella Barnhoorn (Year 11), Vivienne Scott (Year 11) and Faith McDougall (Year 12), who represented the College admirably at the JATNET 2017 Tasmanian Japanese Speech Competition (senior division) at The Friends’ School recently.   Faith was awarded equal second in the senior high school interview category, and Vivienne, Taylah and Stella all […]

  • Screen on the Green – event postponed

    We regret to inform you that Screen on the Green has been postponed until further notice and will be rescheduled at a future date. We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause.Thank you to everyone who has expressed their interest in attending on Friday (September 8), despite the weather forecast.Please keep an eye out for more […]

  • Trial of the new online NAPLAN assessment platform

    You may have heard that NAPLAN Online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2017. Tasmanian Government schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.   Our school has opted to trial the new assessment platform (the computer system […]

  • Brain injury awareness – Ella’s story

      Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. And it can change your life in an instant. Just ask St Mary’s College student, Ella Berresford (Year 10), who is recovering from the lingering effects of concussion after suffering a knock to the head with a hockey ball 14-months ago. Ella and her […]

  • St Mary’s contests annual Maths relay

    Congratulations to the Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 teams who represented St Mary’s College so admirably at the State Maths Relay at Rosny College on Sunday 20 August. The girls solved many difficult Maths problems during the allocated 45-minutes and all teams were close to receiving a place. The junior and senior teams were faced […]

  • Movie entertainment under the stars

    The College Green is set to be transformed into an open-air movie theatre, with the SMC Prefects presenting ‘Screen on the Green’ next Friday 8 September.Gather family and friends, pack your blankets and cushions, and settle in for an evening of outdoor entertainment, with two big films to be aired on the ‘silver screen’ – […]

  • SMC whizz-kid proves her mettle at UTAS RoboCup competition

    Grace Marshall has been attending a workshop on robotics for two hours every Sunday morning since March, working on building and refining her robot and learning coding through the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted. And it appears her hard work and sacrifices have paid off, with the Year 4 student placing third in the Primary Rescue […]

  • Father’s Day Breakfast on the College Green

    Our annual SMC Father’s Day Breakfast will be held on Wednesday 30 August from 7.30-8.45am.The barbecue will be fired up, so come on down to the ‘College Green’ (otherwise known as the ‘top ground’), grab a snag and a fresh coffee, and spend the morning with friends and loved ones.The event is our way of […]

  • Festival of Bright Ideas sparks new learning experiences

    By Eve Richmond, Ella Archer & Amelia Roberts (all in Year 8) On Friday 11 August, SMC’s 8C class attended the opening of the Festival of Bright Ideas at Hobart’s Princes Wharf One (PW1). The festival, which is held as part of National Science Week (August 12-20), was an opportunity for the Year 8s to […]

  • A voice for Catholic School Parents

    The latest edition of the Tasmanian Catholic School Parents Council e-newsletter is now online. It can be viewed on the council’s website by visiting the link below: http://tcspc.schoolzineplus.com/newsletter/33131

  • Jump Rope for Heart in full swing

    Jump Rope for Heart is in full swing at St Mary’s College. Last Friday (August 4) marked the official launch of our annual fundraising program, where all students received their sponsorship forms and participant ropes. Our Junior School girls and boys were shown the ropes by National Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer Mitchell Sandridge, […]

  • Body image – it’s not a taboo subject

    Year 12 students at St Mary’s College will be hosting an informative one-hour presentation on the issues related to body image, self-esteem and eating disorders on Wednesday 16 August at 9.30am.The event is geared towards raising awareness of these issues in order to reduce the stigma associated with the very real and growing problem of eating disorders.Guest speakers will […]

  • Join the #parentech conversation

    Parents of the College are invited to attend an exclusive Q&A screening of Screenagers on Monday 21 August at 6.30pm at Village Cinemas Hobart.The award-winning documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, to understand how screen time affects young people’s minds and development, and how parents can empower their children […]

  • Parenting resilient kids: Research study

    Evidence indicates that parents can play a major role in building their child’s resilience against problems with mood and anxiety.Dr Marie Yap, a senior research fellow and psychologist from Victoria’s Monash University, is leading a team of researchers evaluating a new online parenting program designed to empower parents with strategies to parent with confidence and […]

  • Art installation brings colour and vibrancy to school grounds

    We are pleased to announce that the art installation created by visiting indigenous artist, Reuben Oates and students of St Mary’s College is now complete. The artwork is a contemporary dot painting which depicts the symbolism of the Hobart region with Mt Wellington/kunanyi as a silhouette. The native Tasmanian animals featured include nine platypi, which […]

  • Take a virtual tour of the College

    You can now take a ‘virtual’ tour of St Mary’s College from the comfort of your home computer or armchair.The tour shows you around the Junior and Senior School classrooms, main outdoor areas, resource area, Women in Science centre and gym.To explore our 3D space, visit http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/virtual-tour/ How to navigate our Virtual TourOnce on the […]

  • Tasmanian Pathway Program Information Sessions

    Members of the Tasmanian rowing community are warmly invited to attend a briefing session on the Tasmanian Pathway Program, to be held in Hobart on Monday 24 July. Jointly delivered by Rowing Australia and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, the presentations will provide athletes, parents, coaches, clubs and schools with information on the opportunities available for talented Tasmanian […]

  • Students get a taste of ‘cool’ careers

    SMC’s Year 8A class recently took an excursion to the Antarctic Research Centres as part of the Midwinter Antarctic Festival for Science. The 10-day event is designed to highlight and celebrate Tasmania’s connection with the Antarctic. Participating St Mary’s College students, Emily Keane and Maddison Marsche have provided the following report about their trip. On June […]

  • Sandy Bay Road temporary stop closure

    Students and families are being advised that pavement works on Sandy Bay Road, between Quayle and Osborne streets, will disrupt Metro services from today (Thursday 6 July) until Monday 24 July 2017.The service affected is Route 2.45pm: Friends’, St Mary’s College to Maranoa Heights via Sandy Bay, Taroona and Kingston Central. As a result, the […]

  • Madonna King Presentation: Being 14

    Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what is going on inside her head? Are you worried?Parents of secondary school-aged children are invited to attend an evening with renowned journalist, author and media commentator, Madonna King.Madonna’s latest book, BEING 14, gives a voice to every teenage girl in Australia.In the author’s own words, […]

  • Workshop seeks to educate, empower young women

    St Mary’s College is offering six students the opportunity to attend a two-day workshop hosted by The School of Entrepreneurship for Girls – at no cost.Suitable for young women aged around 14-years, this school holiday intensive will educate, empower and inspire participants to build their self-confidence and self-awareness, achieve their goals, improve their problem-solving skills and financial […]

  • Exploring gender myths

    How do our gender beliefs shape the way we teach, learn and experience the world?Leading author and gender expert, Professor Cordelia Fine will unpack the myths and science surrounding gender differences at a presentation to be held at St Michael’s Collegiate on July 27 from 5.30-7.30pm.Prof Fine tasks parents, teachers and society with carefully monitoring our […]

  • Studying & success – a note from Miranda Ling (SMC Alumna)

    At our Senior School Assembly this week, St Mary’s College Alumna, Miranda Ling (Class of 2016) was presented with her award for outstanding Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) results in last year’s examinations.Here she reflects on her time in Year 12, her definition of ‘success’, the way she approached her final exams and the positive strategies she […]

  • Coping with exams

    Exams are looming for our students in Year 10, 11 and 12, so it is an opportune time to look at why we have exams and what students and parents can do to help reduce the stress that may develop.Why do we have exams?For students in Year 10, exams are generally only held for core […]

  • Cosy for Compassion

    Winter – a time for running noses and running campaigns.The Mary’s College Senior School Vinnies group has recently launched its ‘Cosy for Compassion Clothes Drive’ for winter 2017.The drive runs until Wednesday 21 June, and will culminate in a Senior School Pyjama Day.To help out, simply bring along any warm, good quality second-hand clothing items that you would […]

  • Career Conversations Evening

    What do a neuroscientist, engineer, chief executive officer, global businesswoman/philanthropist, expert in human genetics and a research manager in the fields of geochemistry, sensors, sensor networks and ICT have in common?They will all be guest speakers on the panel at the St Mary’s College ‘Career Conversations Evening’ on Tuesday 13 June.The evening is a fantastic opportunity for students […]

  • Young minds unite for da Vinci Decathlon

    A group of eight Year 7 students put their brainpower to the test when they participated in the da Vinci Decathlon on Friday 26 May.This is the second year that Tasmanian school students have been invited to take part in this nation-wide competition that challenges teams to work together to complete a variety of complex […]

  • Recognising and celebrating our Aboriginal heritage

    Local Aboriginal Trawlwoolway artist Reuben Oates will be working on an art installation for St Mary’s College in partnership with a group of our K-12 students.Reuben, who was taught to paint by his father, Leigh Oates, predominately depicts Australian native animals from the region surrounding his home.He is associated with Art Mob in Hobart’s Hunter […]

  • NDIS information session for parents and carers

    We pleased to announce that the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be holding an information session here at St Mary’s College on Tuesday 6 June.All are welcome to attend to find out more about the scheme and how it could help students with disability and their families and carers.The session will run from 5.30-6.30pm in the […]

  • Students pound the pavement for National Walk Safely to School Day

    Junior School pupils at St Mary’s College took National Walk Safely to School Day in their stride on Friday 19 May.Now in its 18th year, the national awareness-raising day is aimed at teaching primary school-aged children the importance of pedestrian safety and the benefits of regular exercise.This year parents and carers in the College community […]

  • It’s annual survey time!

    As part of always striving to go ‘…one pace beyond’ as a College community, it is important that we are never satisfied with the status quo. From time to time then, we seek to survey parents, students and staff in order to celebrate the things we do well as a College and to identify areas […]

  • Barrack Street road works

    The Hobart City Council will be conducting road works to improve pedestrian access in Barrack Street (between Patrick and Brisbane streets), commencing Monday 8 May 2017.The works will involve reconstruction of existing pedestrian access ramps, and are expected to take approximately six weeks to complete – weather permitting.The road will remain open to the public, and […]

  • A ‘grand’ day to celebrate our loved ones

    Grandparents and ‘grandfriends’ came from near and far to share in SMC’s Grandparents’ Day 2017.Held on Wednesday 12 April, the whole-school event saw our special guests given a warm welcome in the Nagle Centre, where they were treated to wonderful performances by the girls including a ‘Welcome to Country’ and prayer service led by the Year […]

  • Term 2 Metro bus timetable changes

    Metro Tasmania has extended its bus timetable to include an additional running time for Route 243AM: Blackmans Bay to Ogilvie High via Hobart College.Effective from the start of Term Two on Monday 1 May 2017, route 243AM will depart Blackmans Bay 10 minutes earlier than currently scheduled at 7.30am.The changes will help to alleviate the […]

  • SMC Science stars shine

    On Wednesday 29 March, 32 Year 9 and 10 students travelled to the University to represent the College in the annual Science and Engineering Challenge. This is a fun day where students compete against other local schools in a variety of engineering challenges. This year challenges included building a catapult, constructing a bionic hand and […]

  • Epipen recall details

    There is a current recall of epipens due to possible defects.If you have an epipen at home or in your car, please check the batch numbers against those in this image from today’s Mercury newspaper.Click the image to view full size.

  • Invitation to An Evening on the Green

    Your Invitation to An Evening on the Green The Parents and Friends Association is hosting an Evening on the College Green where our community can meet each other or catch up from last year. It’s a great opportunity for new families to get to know the Parents and Friends Association and each other. Click here to read […]

  • Eloise Deconinck at the BHP Billiton Science Awards
    Student’s Innovative Science Recognition

    Year 10 student Eloise Deconinck has recently received recognition for her innovative scientific research into whether plastics can be broken down fungi. From developing the theory at College, Eloise has gone on to participating in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards as a National Finalist. Eloise shares her experience below.I attended the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards Camp […]

  • Open Day 2017

    See us as we are.

  • The Fountain Newsletter 8 February 2017 

    The Fountain | 8 February 2017 Click on a heading to expand the item, then just click again to close. 

  • Your back to school asthma checklist

    Here’s a handy checklist you can download and print to help with creating an action plan to manage asthma and to keep your children safe.Download as a PDF: 

  • Youth Survey students acknowledged by media

    Year 9 students Taylah Lowry and Anna Seymour answered some tough questions for The Mercury in relation to Mission Australia’s 2016 Youth Survey. They spoke maturely and clearly and represented themselves, the College and the Catholic community as true St Mary’s College girls.

  • Reducing footprints at the Sustainability Fair

    The second St Mary’s College Sustainability Fair is on with all day workshops and events aimed at implementing change for our planet’s wellbeing.St Mary’s College student-led initiative, The Footprint Project is at the forefront of the initiative and has planned the day’s events so all students and staff will take away at least one daily change […]

  • Community Announcements 30 November ’16

    What: Rhythmic Dance Centre 2017 enrolments. Tuition in jazz, tap, ballet, neo classical, hip hop and song & danceWhen: Now taking enrolments for classes age 3 to adult Where: Studios at Brighton, Claremont, Midway Point, Huonville, Bellerive and Orford More info: T: 6268 0864 or 0439 450 488 | E: rhythmicdancecentre@hotmail.com | W: www.rhythmicdancecentre.com | […]

  • Year 10 Cambodia trip preparations

    In September 2017, nine St Mary’s College students will team up with students from Ogilvie High School to travel to Cambodia with World Challenge. The Year 10 students will undertake a community project, a bushwalk and some travel through Cambodia.The eager team is currently preparing for its first big meeting on 5 December. They will […]

  • SMC student artworks shine

    The annual SMC student art exhibition was launched on 17 November at St Peter’s Hall and the SMC art rooms. The artworks on display showcased the variety of projects and themes that were completed by students throughout the year and their consistently high standards in the visual art department.Each year SMC selects works as acquisitions, […]

  • The reburial of Mother Francis Xavier Murphy

    On Saturday 19 November, Father Graeme Howard celebrated the Feast of the Presentation with Sister Gabrielle, Presentation Sisters and friends at Sacred Heart Church, New Town. This was a most significant celebration, falling as it did in the 150th year of the Sisters’ arrival in Hobart. We don’t know where the original Sisters celebrated their […]

  • Spring Fair achievements and fundraising

    It has been a couple of weeks since the wonderful Spring Fair.  Some of you are probably wondering how much money we raised and many of you will be wondering what the money will be put towards. At this point in time that the Fair raised in the vicinity of $26,000. This is not a definitive amount […]

  • Community Service Announcement

    The Old Nick Company’s 13th Summer School and auditionsWhen:  Auditions: Sunday 20 NovemberSummer school: 24 February – 4 March 2017 Where: Mount Nelson Theatre More info: Mark Holmes, mark.brisbane@hotmail.com | 0447 081 525Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Country Style Twilight FairWhen:  Friday 18 November, 3.30pm-7.30pm Where: 4690 Huon Highway, Geeveston         University of Tasmania Advice Nights and Options […]

  • Junior Swimming training cancelled- 25th Feb

    For all Junior Swimming Members there will be no training tonight- due to absent coach

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