Principal’s Welcome

Principal Helen Spencer

Welcome to the St Mary’s College website. What you will find here is an online representation of our hospitable, spirited and vibrant College where education is celebrated.

We congratulate our Graduands, the Year 12 class of 2016! Their contribution to the College over the course of their time was generous and substantial and we are most grateful. Their final results were outstanding and a testimony to their hard work and determination and cumulative of our passionate and supportive teachers.

Welcome also to the 2017 academic year!

There is something very reassuring about commencing a new year. We get a chance to rectify what might have let us down the previous year and in schools, start with new subjects and topics, new teachers and often new peers. Happily, however, it is within a known context, and in our case, a great context.

St Mary’s College is a great school! We have the privilege of a near 150-year-old history as well as a highly contemporary view of education. We are one of the few Kinder to Year 12 schools in the state, offering continuous education for boys to Year 2 and girls all the way through. We have impressive alumni, a beautiful environment, an outstanding reputation for pastoral care and a deeply committed staff.

We prize our Catholic tradition working closely with the Tasmanian Presentation Sisters to ensure that our students embrace hospitality, simplicity and compassion and understand what it means to build the reign of God. Our Presentation values provide an ample platform from which we form community and support one another to reach to One Pace Beyond, living life to the full. 2017 promises to be a year of enthusiasm as we embark on our vertical Homeroom structure in the Senior School.

This year we open our specialist Early Years facility and upgraded Junior School facilities. From Harrington Street, the beautiful Henry Hunter designed sandstone convent building belies its innovative approach to education. All work at the College is centred on our students and their holistic outcomes.

St Mary’s College is a place of faith, hope, commitment and exhilaration. As a Catholic College welcoming diversity, we will be working together in the coming year to develop ourselves and our dynamic learning community. It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to our online presence of St Mary’s College.

Wishing each student the Wisdom of Sophia in the year ahead.

Helen Spencer

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