College takes a healing approach

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St Mary’s College secondary students are preparing themselves for life beyond the classroom by undertaking a range of innovative and collaborative Vocation and Education Training (VET) courses that cater for each student’s needs and abilities.

For Year 12 student Nancy Bidiongo, who is completing her Certificate III in Individual Support, The District Nurses’ practice has become her classroom as she embraces the program’s placement opportunities in her final year of senior secondary schooling.

“I’ve always been interested in a career in nursing, so I was thrilled to learn I could start training while still at school,” Ms Bidiongo said.

“I’m learning so much about how to look after patients in the community, as well getting a greater understanding of the healthcare industry.

“You can really benefit from this program if you want to be a nurse because it gives you the opportunity to get first-hand industry experience.”

Ms Bidiongo’s enthusiasm saw her invited to undertake intensive work experience during her school holidays and has since secured a school-based traineeship seeing her work with The District Nurses two days per week.

The remainder of her school week is spent dedicated to completing the Tasmanian Certificate of Education at St Mary’s College in Hobart.

“It’s been a great experience to work with qualified nurses to learn technical skills and see exactly how things are done in a hospital,” she said.

Emily Balmer of The District Nurses said placements such as these provide a safe and nurturing way for students to make informed choices about their future career path and demistifies the community care industry.

“The District Nurses have a strong history of ‘growing our own’ , working with Hobart’s schools and colleges, and are proud to support and partner with St Mary’s College to offer school-based traineeships and placements,” Ms Balmer said.

VET Learning Co-ordinator and Student Pathways Planner Angela Mitchelmore said St Mary’s College courses were recognised nationally and catered to industry-specific requirements that allow students to develop practical understanding that can lead to paid placements.

“At St Mary’s College we understand that no two students’ educational needs are the same,” Mrs Mitchelmore said.

“Our Pathway Planning sessions start in Year 10, giving the college an excellent understanding of how we can work with students to find educational options that will see them excel in their endeavours,” she said.

St Mary’s College is a member of the Southern Tasmania Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre.

It currently offers Certificate I in Business, Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate I in Hospitality and Working with Children (Level 2) and works with students to ensure all learning pathways are met.

As well as the current courses on offer, the college has always connected students to their passions by working with the community to ensure students can study their preferred VET subjects.

With more than 150 years’ experience in girls’ education, St Mary’s College provides a supportive environment tailored to ensure students go one pace beyond in all aspects of learning.

St Mary’s College is a Catholic school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, and boys to Year 2. For more information contact the enrolment officer on 6108 2560 or enrol@smc.tas.edu.au.

 

The Fountain Newsletter – 3 April 2019

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Oar-some effort from College rowers

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Not put off by some very wet weather, St Mary’s Rowers put in an amazing effort, and saw some great results, when they took to the water at Lake Barrington for Head of the River on 23 and 24 of March achieving a 2nd Junior Aggregate and a 3rd in the Senior Aggregate. With slightly dryer weather at the All Schools Championships on 16 – 17 March, College Rowers came away with a third place in the Junior Aggregate and a second place in the Senior Aggregate cups. The results are below! 

Head of River results
4th OPEN FOUR: A final: Sophie Robinson, Anna Blackwell, Maddie Lamb, Kate Oliver, Cox: Meg Pinelli, 4th
1st OPEN single scull: Sophie Robinson
2nd OPEN single scull: Kate Oliver
2nd OPEN Quad scull: Sophie Robinson, Maddie Lamb, Anna Blackwell, Kate Oliver, cox Meg Pinelli
1st OPEN Double Sculls: B final: Anna Blackwell, Kate Oliver
2nd OPEN Double Sculls: A final Maddie Lamb, Sophie Robinson.

1st U16 Single Scull: A Final: Sarah Haas
3rd U16 Quad Sculls: Amelia Roberts, Chelsea Stanley, Sarah Haas, Phoebe Teale, Cox Holly Teale.
1st U16 Double Scull Phoebe: Teale, Sarah Haas

2nd U 15 Double Scull A final Felicity Carter: Cecilia Hutchinson
3rd U15 Double Scull: B final Cara Fitzgerald, Lily Nielsen
3rd U15 Double Scull: B Final Holly Sice, Holly Goward
2nd U15 Quad Scull: Lily Nielsen, Meg Pinelli, Imogen Brown, Holly Sice, Cox Evie Christie Johnston
2nd U14 Single Scull: B final: Charlotte Barnes
4th U14 Single Scull: A final: Lizzie Monks
1st U14 Double Scull A final: Lizzie Monks: Ellie Atkins
3rd U14 Double Sculls: B final: Ella Hutcheon, Claire Oliver
3rd U14 Quad Sculls: A final: Estella Whiting, Keeley Matulin, Charlotte Barnes, Stella Devine, Cox Evie Christie-Johnston
2nd U14 Quad Sculls: B final: Brooke Sice, Claire Oliver, Harriet Kelly, Bell Thurley, Cox: Sophie Kelly,
3rd U14 Quad Sculls: B final: Ella Hutcheon, Maddison Rolls, Mia Christie Johnston, Ellie Anne Atkins, Cox: Bella Carter

2nd U13 Double Scull: B final: Holly Teale, Frankie Tsakirakis
4th U13 Double Scull: A final: Anna Fracalossi, Amelie Buddle
2nd Under 13 Quad sculls: Frankie Tsakirakis, Amelie Buddle, Anna Fracalossi, Holly Teale Cox Sophie Kelly
2nd Under 13 Singles Sculls: B final: Holly Teale
3rd Under 13 Singles Sculls: A final: Anna Fracalossi

OVERALL:
2nd Junior Aggregate
3rd Senior Aggregate

4th OPEN FOUR: A final: Sophie Robinson, Anna Blackwell, Maddie Lamb, Kate Oliver, Cox: Meg Pinelli, 4th
1st OPEN single scull: Sophie Robinson
2nd OPEN single scull: Kate Oliver
2nd OPEN Quad scull: Sophie Robinson, Maddie Lamb, Anna Blackwell, Kate Oliver, cox Meg Pinelli
1st OPEN Double Sculls: B final: Anna Blackwell, Kate Oliver
2nd OPEN Double Sculls: A final: Maddie Lamb, Sophie Robinson.

1st U16 Single Scull: A Final: Sarah Haas
3rd U16 Quad Sculls Amelia Roberts, Chelsea Stanley, Sarah Haas, Phoebe Teale, Cox Holly Teale.
1st U16 Double Scull Phoebe Teale, Sarah Haas

2nd U 15 Double Scull: A final: Felicity Carter, Cecilia Hutchinson
3rd U15 Double Scull: B final Cara Fitzgerald, Lily Nielsen
3rd U15 Double Scull: B Final Holly Sice, Holly Goward
2nd U15 Quad Scull: Lily Nielsen, Meg Pinelli, Imogen Brown, Holly Sice, Cox Evie Christie Johnston

2nd U14 Single Scull: B final: Charlotte Barnes
4th U14 Single Scull: A final: Lizzie Monks
1st U14 Double Scull: A final: Lizzie Monks, Ellie Atkins
3rd U14 Double Sculls: B final: Ella Hutcheon, Claire Oliver
3rd U14 Quad Sculls: A final: Estella Whiting, Keeley Matulin, Charlotte Barnes, Stella Devine, Cox Evie Christie-Johnston
2nd U14 Quad Sculls: B final: Brooke Sice, Claire Oliver, Harriet Kelly, Bell Thurley, Cox  Sophie Kelly,
3rd U14 Quad Sculls: B final: Ella Hutcheon, Maddison Rolls, Mia Christie Johnston, Ellie Anne Atkins, Cox Bella Carter

2nd U13 Double Scull: B final: Holly Teale, Frankie Tsakirakis
4th U13 Double Scull: A final: Anna Fracalossi, Amelie Buddle
2nd Under 13 Quad sculls: Frankie Tsakirakis, Amelie Buddle, Anna Fracalossi, Holly Teale Cox Sophie Kelly
2nd Under 13 Singles Sculls: B final: Holly Teale
3rd Under 13 Singles Sculls: A final: Anna Fracalossi

All School Championships

Congratulations to Sarah Haas who has been named the age group champion for the Under 16 Single Scull division and Phoebe Teale (with Sarah Haas) who were the Under 16 Double Skull age champions.

School girls Open four 4th: Gabby Woodhouse, Maddie Lamb, Sophie Robinson, Kate Oliver. Cox Meg Pinelli.
Open single scull 4th: Kate Oliver / 6th Sophie Robinson.
Open coxed quad scull 5th: Anna Blackwell. Sophie Robinson. Maddie lamb. Kate Oliver. Cox Bella Carter.
Open double scull 5th: Maddi Lamb. Sophie Robinson/ 8th. Anna Blackwell. Kate Oliver.

Under 16 Single Scull 1st: Sarah Haas
Under 16 coxed quad scull A final 2nd: Amelia Roberts Gabby Woodhouse Phoebe Teale Sarah Haas. Cox Holly Teale
Under 16 Single Scull 4th: Phoebe Teale
Under 15 coxed quad scull A final 6th: Holly Goward. Liliana Radic. Felicity Carter. Cecilia Hutchinson. Cox Bridie McInerney.
Under 16 eight 7th: Ella Taylor. Ava McInerney Ela Niekratz Amelie Roberts. Chelsea Stanley Sarah Haas Gabby Woodhouse Sam Williams Cox Meg Pinelli.
Under 16 coxed four 8th: Gabby Woodhouse. Amelia Roberts. Sarah Haas. Phoebe Teale. Cox Meg Pinelli.
Under 15 coxed quad scull: A final. 8th Lily Nielsen, Meg Pinelli, Imogen Brown, Holly Sice. Cox Evie Christie Johnston

B Finals
Under 15 coxed quad: B final 3rd:  Tehya Casti, Cara Fitzgerald, Eliza Mason, Jessica Bremner, Cox Bella Carter.
Under 15 single scull: B final 7th: Cecilia Hutchinson.
School girls under 15 double scull: B final 8th: Cara Fitzgerald and Lily Nielsen.

Under 14 single scull: A final 2nd: Lizzie Monks.
Under 14 double scull: A final  2nd: Ellie Atkins Lizzie Monks.

B Finals
Under 14 coxed quad scull: A final 2nd: Charlotte Barnes, Keeley Matulin, Estella Whiting, Stella Devine, Cox Evie Christie Johnston.
Under 14 double scull: B final 7th: Ella Hutcheon, Claire Oliver.
Under 14 coxed quad scull: B final 7th: Brooke Sice, Maddison rolls, Claire Oliver, Harriet Kelly, Cox Bell Thurley.

Under 13 coxed quad scull 3rd: Anna Fracalossi, Gabi Radic, Frankie Tsakirakis, Holly Teale. Cox Sophie Kelly
Under 13 double scull: A final 8th: Amelie Buddle, Anna Fracalossi.

B Finals
Under 13 single scull: B final: 5th Anna Fracalossi.
Under 13 double scull: B final 8th: Frankie Tsakirakis, Holly Teale.

‘Justice for All’ at UN Youth State Conference

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Isabella Cox (Year 10), Emily Keane (Year 10) and Saakshi Dhakal (Year 12) attended the UN Youth State Conference earlier this month, with the theme of ‘Justice For All’. They each researched their chosen country and debated a range of global issues. We are very proud of them for signing up for such a valuable experience and holding their own amongst students from all over the state.

Saakshi has shared her insights from the State Conference:

‘On 15 March, three students from St Mary’s attended a UN Youth event known as the State Conference. It was a three day camp filled with debates, workshops and learning about how the United Nations works. Each girl represented a different nation and debated as that nation during the debates. We debated many global issues such as colonisation, the Venezuelan crisis and the Rohingya genocide. Overall, it was an extraordinary event which was inspiring, thought-provoking and very fun.’

There are many opportunities for students, particularly in Years 9 to 12, to attend conferences and competitions that are run by the UN Youth Tasmania. There is another State Conference in April with the theme of The World of Espionage, as well as the Evatt Tasmanian UN-style competition in May. If students are interested, they can find more information on the UN Youth Tasmania Facebook page.

All Year 10 students will be visited by the Youth Representative to the United Nations as part of a nationwide listening tour during their History classes in Term 2. There are a vast array of opportunities for students to have a voice and think deeply about current issues in the world.  

In addition to this, we are delighted that Emily and Saakshi have been selected to attend the UN Youth National Conference in Melbourne in July. Only 10 students from Tasmania have been invited to this event. The theme, ‘The Age of Information’ will explore a variety of topics about privacy, corporate transparency, access to information, the future of education and journalism. They will delve into topics in six discussion-based workshops, four model United Nations debates, a crisis simulation and a variety of speaker sessions.

Photo credit: UN Youth Australia

Grandparents Day – April 10, 2019

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On Wednesday 10 April we are hosting our annual Grandparents Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to share a variety of activities in a modern 2019 classroom. It is also an opportunity for our visitors (grandparents, special friends and other relatives) to reminisce about their own experiences at school with both our Senior and Junior School students.

This year you are invited to join the students in their classrooms from 9.15am – 10.00am.  Proceedings will continue with a brief assembly at 10.15am in the Nagle Centre and morning tea will then be served at 10.45am.


For those who require assistance a courtesy bus will assist with transportation from the Brisbane Street entrance up to the Nagle Centre driveway.

Grandparents Day is one of the highlights of the school year – we look forward to meeting new and old friends of the College!

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