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Community Service Announcement December 3 2014

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Timeline

Theatre Restaurant Dinner Dance Fundraiser

The St Brigid’s Catholic School ‘Relay for Life’ Team is holding a Theatre Restaurant Dinner Dance to raise funds for Rose Ackerley’s family and Relay for Life/Cancer Council.

Starring Andrew Colrain – comedian and singer – lead role in Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls, & High School Musical.

Plus some of Hobart’s best young musical theatre talent presenting Dreams with End of Conversations’ band (some of the stars of the previous Ackerley fundraiser in 2012.

When: 7.00pm Saturday 14 February 2015

Where: New Norfolk Memorial Hall

Cost: $50 includes a two course meal, theatre restaurant, first drink free, auctions & band, plus a chance at a lucky door prize.

Seating: is limited so why not organise a table of 10 or groups.

RSVP: to Tracy/Janine at St Brigid’s on 6261 1778 or

Tasmanian Sports Camps Summer Programs, Hobart

What: Cricket and Soccer Camps

When: January 27, 28 and 29 2015

Where: New Town Oval

Cost: $225

Who: 6-17 year-olds

For more information: call 1300 914 368 or visit

Changes to the Secondary Schools Tax File Number Program

The Secondary Schools Tax File Number (TFN) Program will not continue beyond 31 December 2014. This means that School TFN forms will no longer be processed beyond this date.

How students can apply for a TFN from January 1 2015

The Australian Taxation Office in partnership with Australia Post is making it easier for individuals to apply for a TFN. Students can now apply for a TFN online and have their identity verified through an interview at a participating Australia Post office.

Applying online is the fastest and most convenient way for students to get a TFN. More information on applying online can be found at by searching for ‘QC27248’

Students who are unable to visit a participating Australia Post office will need to complete the application form Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432). More information about lodging this form can be found at by searching for ‘QC22604’

If you require any further information you can phone 1300 130 282 between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Camp Gallipoli 2015

Camp Gallipoli is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all Australians and New Zealanders to come together on the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli to sleep out under the same stars as the original Anzacs did 100 years ago. 

In a series of historic locations around Australia and New Zealand, families, schools and community groups are invited to join in a special night of remembrance, entertainment, mateship and the birth of that special Aussie and Kiwi ANZAC spirit.  Each venue will have spaces set aside for camping using swags, just like the Diggers did. There will be entertainment, special guests, movies, documentaries, great food options and a very special Dawn Service on Anzac day itself.

Camp Gallipoli has been fully endorsed by the Anzac centenary committee, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Education Department, RSL and Legacy. These special events will be respectful and informative but also most entertaining for all Australians and New Zealand students. The 100th anniversary of Gallipoli is your chance to share a moment in history with family and friends. Camp Gallipoli brings it all together in one remarkable event.
Why Attend Camp Gallipoli?

•   Camp Gallipoli represents the Anzac spirit of mateship. It will bring together Australians and New Zealanders from varying backgrounds and cultures, from cities and rural areas to celebrate the Anzac tradition of equality, loyalty and friendship.
•    It is an opportunity to participate in the Anzac centenary commemoration, the most significant  commemoration to take place in our lifetime.
•    To encourage families and school communities to come together to honour and ensure the Anzac spirit  lives on. To educate and reinforce the Anzac values to our young Australians and New Zealanders.

Hobart Venue
The TCA Ground Davies Ave Queens Domain TAS 7000

Event Schedule

April 24
3.00pm Campground opens
4.00pm Support Artist
5.00pm Documentaries
6.30pm Light Horse Procession
6.40pm Dinner
8.00pm Main Artist
9.00pm Movie Screening

April 25 – Anzac Day 2015
5.30am (approx) Dawn Service
6.30am Breakfast
8.00am Campground closed


Rowing Reunion

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Head of the riverA reunion of the St Virgil’s, St Mary’s and Guilford Young Colleges Rowing Clubs will be held at the new rowing sheds, New Town Bay on Saturday 14 February 2015

The reunion is an overdue chance for any rowers, coaches, committee, parents, teachers, brothers, sisters and helpers involved in the proud history of rowing at the colleges to get together and take a tour through the new rowing shed facility to see how far the club has come. It’s an opportunity to catch up with old friends, coaches and rowers in the convivial atmosphere and additionally it will be a chance to raise some money for our rowing clubs. It is an informal function with people welcome whether they can make it for 10 minutes or 10 hours.

The program will be:

5.00pm – 6.00pm: Club rowers putting boats through their paces on the water and tours of the new Clubhouse facility.

6.30pm – 12.00am: Reunion function in the upstairs bar. Drinks available at bar prices. During the day and into the evening there will be a BBQ where food can be purchased.

Please RSVP to

Photos: We hope to have club photos on a PowerPoint display. If you have club photos from yesteryear, please scan them and send them through to the email address above. Make sure you provide the names of the people involved, their role in the club and the year. Don’t worry about the photos in the Annual Virgilian as we will get these separately.

Sponsorship: We will hold a raffle on the night so if you are willing and able to donate a prize for the raffle, please let us know through the same email address. Your support in either donating prizes or buying tickets will be greatly appreciated.

News from the Dugout

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Softball teamTerm 4 has seen St Mary’s College field a softball team in the Year 7 – 9 roster. This team achieved really good results considering that most of the girls had not played softball before. It was pleasing to see the good batting and developing fielding skills displayed by all the players. It augurs well for the future of softball at SMC.

State Primary Basketball Championships

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Year 4 Basketball TeamAfter taking out first place in the Southern Primary School Championships in October, the Year 4 girls team along with their families travelled to Burnie on November 15- 16, to compete in the State Championships.

As the only team  in their age group to travel from the South of the state, the girls faced a tough challenge playing against the best of the best from the North and North West.

A comfortable win against Sacred Heart Launceston and then a heartbreaking 1 point loss to Stella Marist on Saturday saw the girls finish second in their pool and having to face the number one team in the other pool on Sunday Morning in the Semi Finals. 

The girls couldn’t quite go the distance against a very tough Spreyton Primary School team and as a result played off for third position against Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) on Sunday afternoon. The girls got off to an incredible start, preventing OLOL from scoring until after half time, cruising to victory and earning themselves the title of number three in the State!

Congratulations to Chloe Kitto, Zoe Banks, Tahlia Atkinson, Isabelle Hodge, Ella Booth, Imogen Brown and Mia Smith and Coach Ashley Banks – you represented SMC with pride and determination, you gave it your all and left nothing on the court!

Thank you to the wonderful families that made the long journey to Burnie and back, and to our awesome cheer squad for your enthusiastic barracking!

Sarah Banks – Coach Year 4 Basketball Team

Basketball Championships

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Basketball TournamentThe SMC Year 9/10 girls finished third at the Tasmanian State High Schools Basketball tournament at the end of November at Kingston. This was an awesome effort considering the team finished third at the Southern Regional Championships a month or so back.

We won three games and lost one but just missed out on playing in the Grand Final on percentage.  We lost our first game to Sacred Heart by about 20 and then defeated St Brendan Shaw, Marist Regional College by 2 points and Mt Carmel, all by around 20-25 points.

The girls were great and continued to represent the College with distinction, playing the game the right way.  Considering the relative depth of our squad compared to other top teams, our girls certainly combined well.  Families were also very supportive from the sidelines and with bench duty.

It was a pleasure to coach/train these girls over the past couple of months and we look forward to the 9/10 championships in 2015.

David Mole – Coach Year 9/10 SMC Basketball Team

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