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SMC 2018 China Trip

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!   
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2018 Chinese Speaking Competition results

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...
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College’s great minds take out state title

College’s great minds take out state title

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...
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Special edition Alma Mater hot off the press

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...
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Students band together to show support for Aussie kids

SMC’s Year 9B Religion students have banded together to demonstrate their support for the protection of children. Friday 7 September was White Balloon Day, the annual fund and awareness-raising campaign for Bravehearts, an organisation dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse. The campaign, which is now in its 22nd year, uses the white balloon as a symbol of hope for survivors of child sexual assault and encourages them to break the...
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P&F meeting postponed

Please note that the P&F meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed. The meeting will now take place on Monday 17 September at 5.30pm at the College and all are welcome to attend.  We apologise for the late cancellation. 
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Music Gala Night 2018 – Thursday 13 September

St Mary’s College is holding a Music Gala Night on Thursday 13 September and everyone in the St Mary’s community is invited to attend. Come along to the University of Tasmania​'s Stanley Burbury Theatre from 7.00-8.30pm for an evening of entertainment, with performances from the Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Group, Saxophone Ensemble, Rock Band, Year 5 Choir, Senior Choral Group and Vocal Ensemble, along with a variety of soloists....
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Apply now for Year 7 2020

We warmly invite current and prospective parents and carers on a guided tour of the St Mary's College Senior School. There will be opportunities to view our Senior School classrooms and learning facilities, speak with members of our College Leadership Team and ask questions about our curricular and co-curricular programs. Tours commence at 9.15am on Thursday 6 September and Thursday 13 September. Bookings are essential. To book a tour or...
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St Mary’s rubs shoulders with Australian rugby greats

An exhibition match of women's 7s rugby turned into a memorable experience for students at St Mary's College when several players from the Australian Women's 7s Rugby squad dropped by for a visit. The match was played against Collegiate during the Aon Uni 7s 2018 Rugby Championship round, which was held at the University of Tasmania’s Hobart campus last weekend. With women’s rugby going from strength-to-strength, the College is hoping...
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Youth gain valuable road safety knowledge

While they may not yet have their driver's licence, our Year 10 cohort has already gained some valuable knowledge and skills that will hopefully help them stay safe on the road. The students recently attended a RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) Road Safety excursion hosted by Rotary Tasmania and Tasmania Police. The day consisted of practical workshops and scenarios focused around educating young people on the importance of road safety,...
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NAPLAN Online – trial of the new assessment platform

You may have heard that NAPLAN Online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2018. Tasmanian schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Our school will trial the new assessment platform (the computer system the test will be taken on) and assess our readiness to participate in NAPLAN Online from 2019. This trial...
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Beauty and the Beast a roaring success

After an exciting lead up, our Senior School musical for 2018 performed to sold-out audiences at the Playhouse Theatre in August. A cast of 43 students from St Virgil’s and St Mary’s Colleges were supported by 30 backstage crew and band members to bring to life the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The production was extremely successful, and we have received numerous letters of congratulations from the public....
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Homestay family required

St Mary’s College is seeking expressions of interest from families wishing to provide homestay accommodation for a mature-age Chinese Teacher Assistant.  The Teacher Assistant, who is currently employed at the College, requires accommodation for the remainder of 2018. The initial length of the homestay arrangement will be a minimum of six weeks, but the duration can be extended through negotiation with the host family and College. All families are welcome...
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Change to Book Fair dates

Unfortunately, due to a system glitch at Scholastic Australia, we have had to postpone our Book Fair. Students will now view the stock on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August to create their wish lists, and book sales will run from Monday 3 September to Wednesday 5 September. We apologise for any inconvenience, and hope that you will still be able to support such a fantastic event that not only...
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STEM professionals welcomed into the classroom for National Science Week

Students at St Mary's College joined more than 350 schools across Australia in welcoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals into their classroom recently as they kicked-off National Science Week celebrations.  Facilitated by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, the STEM in Schools event aims to make STEM careers more visible and relatable by inviting STEM professionals into the classroom to share their work and their stories with students.  STEM...
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Term 2, 2018 Sports wrap

..And what a term it was. Continue reading for all the latest in sports highlights and game recaps from the Senior School. Netball Congratulations to the College’s 2nd Grade netball team on winning their final against Guilford Young College. A special shout-out also goes out to our 1st Grade and Year 7 Green teams for making the finals and falling just short to finish as runners-up.  Hockey Congratulations to SMC's...
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Book Week activities

  It’s that time of year again when we celebrate everything about books during the Children's Book Council of Australia Book Week (18-24 August).  Our staff in the Student Resource Centre have been busy planning activities including the ever-popular book character parade, Scholastic Book Fair, Junior School colouring and poster competition, and treasure hunt for Year 5-6. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the Book Week parade on the...
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Year 2 Excursion 12.9.18

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