Alumni of St Mary’s College

2017 Alumni CommitteeAlumni Co-Presidents 2015

The Committee for 2017 is:
Co-Presidents – Brigid Shea and Brigitte Gralak
Secretary – Vicki Turvey
Treasurer – Alyssa Barrett
Committee Members – Kylie Barrett, Dana Gerke, Megan Rootes, Elizabeth McKay, Bernadette Large,  Laura Browell and Margaret Rootes.

The Alumni is a group of women who work together to support St Mary’s College and keep the Presentation Sisters’ mission alive. Its aim is to have 150 new members by the 150th Anniversary in 2018; this is the perfect time to join and you certainly do not want to miss out!

Stay in touch with us!
Facebook: St. Mary’s College, Hobart, Tasmania
Instagram: @smc_alumni

SMC tea towels are hot off the press!

Available now until the end of 2017, these make the perfect gift for the SMC girl in your life.

To place your order, email Alyssa Barrett at

Please provide your mailing address for delivery, or arrange pick-up at the SMC office.

Payment is via:

St Mary’s Alumni
BSB 067 000
ACC 10876505
Using your name as reference


Stay social

We asked, you spoke and we listened. Our Alumni survey was most successful and we have based our social events on your opinions.

There is something fun planned for all Alumni, so please attend an upcoming social event to show your support.

To secure your place at any of our events, please RSVP to or phone Alyssa on mob. 0448 3444 003.

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NW Alumni AGM 2016

NW Alumni President Lillian Hay has shared the following update of the recent AGM, recently held in Devonport over a delicious luncheon.

Eleven members of the NW branch of the St Mary’s Alumni recently held its AGM, enjoying a delicious luncheon in the process.

Lillian reported she had recently attended College Colours cocktail party and congratulated everyone involved in hosting this very successful evening. While in Hobart she also visited Fermoy Cottage and admired the beautifully displayed archives before putting out a call to members to donate any memorabilia they may have to the collection. This is especially pertinent for the 150th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

Members have kindly offered to donate $150 to a major fundraiser for the 150th anniversary to supply new stained glass windows for the Adrian Doyle Chapel. 

College Colours Cocktail Party – 2016

It was St Mary’s College’s turn to host the 2016 College Colours Cocktail Party. The event was held as St Peter’s Hall on Friday 18 March and was a great success. It was a fabulous evening catching up with fellow class mates and reliving our school days.

Annual Reunion & AGM – 2016

The Annual Reunion, AGM and Mass was held in the Adrian Doyle Chapel on Saturday 5 November at the College.

Become a member of the Alumni Committee

Alumni Committee 2016Why join?

– Joining the Alumni gives you a vote at our AGM.
– We organise social and charitable activities.
– The Alumni have representatives at all of the major school events.

We are always willing to welcome new Committee Members as well as ideas for future functions. Contact the College Community Relations Manager, Melissa McLeod,  if you would like to be involved.


Annual and Life-Time Memberships

Membership Drive

For a limited time only we are offering two for one memberships!
Please see the flyer link below for more details.

Membership Drive
  • An annual membership is $10
  • Life-Time Membership is $100

You may download the Membership form below or phone the College on 03 6108 2560.  AGM & Annual Reunion 2014 Invitation & Registration

Cheques may be made payable to SMC Alumni and posted to the College, GPO Box 1476, Hobart 7001.

North West Old ScholarsNorth West PSA Committee

There is a very active branch of the Alumni in the North West who meet regularly and enjoy lunches and activities, led by Sr Elizabeth Vagg and Lillian Hay.

A group of 14 recently met for lunch at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. We are keen to make contact with all Alumni groups (interstate and overseas) so please email through your activities.

Class Reunions

Every year old classmates meet up to enjoy a class reunion. These usually start with a 10 year reunion, then 20, 30, 40 and 50 year reunions.

Anyone thinking of holding a class reunion or enquiring about a forthcoming reunion, please contact Stefania Bostock at the College – 03 6108 2560


Interstate Meetings

Every few years or so, there is an Alumni Reunion held in either Victoria or Canberra. All old scholars from every year living in these states, receives an invitation to enjoy an afternoon tea and meet up with old friends and new faces. 


Heritage Centre DisplaySt Mary’s College Heritage Centre

A Heritage Centre celebrating the history of St Mary’s College is well underway in the Brisbane Street Cottage with Past Scholar and Staff member of the College, Mrs Marg Rootes, as the archivist/curator.

We are even now actively seeking the donation of memorabilia, artefacts, documents and other materials to add to our archives and/or to place on exhibit in the Heritage Centre. The College would be particularly grateful if those Past Scholars wishing to assist in this search and acquisition of materials could contact Marg via email or phone 03 6108 2560.


Contact database – we need your help!

With the College’s 150th anniversary just around the corner, we are putting every effort into working on our contact database to ensure that St Mary’s Alumni are informed of the various special events that will be taking place to celebrate this momentous occasion.
We request that all Alumni contact the College to ensure that we have your current postal and email address, and to assist with passing on contact information of your old classmates too where possible. If we can get a volunteer from each graduating class to assist in finding the current contact details of as many people from their class as possible, it would be a huge help!

Please contact Stefania Bostock at the College – 03 6108 2560 of fill out the following online form if you would like to update your contact details on the College database:

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