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2020 Back to School Toolkit

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in Newsletter

Get organised for the new school year! 

It’s happening fast! The 2020 school year is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about book lists, uniform needs and the like. 

All the information you need to get you ready for next year can be found by following the links below. 

Please be sure to carefully read through the documents provided, as each contains important details that have been updated since the beginning of the school year. 

Bell timetable 

Click on the link below to view and download our 2020 bell timetable for the Junior and Senior Schools.

Term dates

Click on the link below to view and download our 2020 key dates as a printable PDF. 

Book lists

St Mary’s College has again partnered with OfficeMax to make ordering back-to-school stationery and books online easy for parents and students.

Click here to find the 2020 book lists.

We are continuing to strive to be a leader in sustainability and to educate our students about the importance of taking care of Our Common Home. All students are encouraged to reuse stationary items as much as possible rather than purchasing new items at the start of each year. Items such as pens, pencils, notebooks, and folders do not need to be a specific brand and can be reused from a previous year, a sibling or from things you may already have at home. When ordering from the booklist, please consider removing any items which are not essential to purchase. Thank you for your support in helping the St Mary’s community become more sustainable.

Order deadlines and delivery information

To ensure you receive your book and stationery requirements prior to Term 1, 2020, you must complete your order by 31 December 2019. After this date, every effort will be made by OfficeMax to deliver your order before the start of Term 1, 2020 but this cannot be guaranteed. 

Please note that free delivery will only apply to orders made before 8 December 2019. Orders placed on or after 9 December 2019 will incur a delivery fee of $12.95.

Full instructions on the ordering process, order deadlines and delivery requirements are outlined in the book list forms, which you can read by clicking on the links above. 

ICT for 2020

The following information outlines the laptop requirements for all students in the Senior School in 2020 as part of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) program. Help sessions are available to assist in enrolling laptops into the BYOD platform, installing Office 365 apps and more.


At St Mary’s College it is important for students to wear the correct school uniform and to wear it with pride, as it reflects the spirit and image of the College community. 

Please refer to our uniform guidelines by clicking on the link below. 

Uniform Shop information

The St Mary’s College Uniform Shop is located at the Brisbane Street entrance to the school and is managed by Midford. 

Address: 164 Harrington Street, Hobart 7000
Telephone: (03) 6108 2572
Shop supervisor: Margaret Ilias

Order your uniform items online now accept online orders.

Fee information

Please read the following letter from Principal, Helen Spencer about school fees in 2020:

Please be advised that credit card and debit card authorities need to be completed at the beginning of every year. These forms, along with the 2020 Fee Statement, can be accessed here

If you have any queries regarding any of the above documents, or if you require further assistance, please contact the College Business Office on (03) 6108 2560.

We wish all families a happy and productive 2020!

Grace hits the stage for Disney

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

Grace Willis (Year 5) traveled to Newcastle recently to attend the National Musical Theatre Festival called Junior Theatre Celebration Australia (JTCOZ). She shares her experience below:

‘The festival is hosted by iTheatrics which is the musical theatre part of the Disney Corporation. I went to Newcastle for eight days and had the opportunity to work with international industry icons – directors, producers, musicians and choreographers. 

As part of this amazing opportunity I got to pilot Disney’s brand new musical theatre script for Finding Nemo. We auditioned for roles (I got Nemo’s obnoxious classmate Tad), workshopped the production for five days and then performed it at the opening night of the national festival. The festival was attended by over 600 musical theatre children aged 8-18 from across the country.

My Musical Theatre Crew Junior Ensemble mates joined me on Friday for the three-day weekend festival. We performed a preview of our upcoming production of Madagascar for a panel of judges and won the group award for choreography. 

From my group performance I was selected to perform in the final night finale – the JTCOZ Celebrations Cast (one of 40 children out of the whole 600 who performed across the weekend).

I was also invited to join the Aussie All Stars Team (national group of 40 children) which will tour the USA in January 2021. We will perform and compete against Musical Theatre troops from other countries, attend industry workshops hosted by iTheatrics, and also spend time behind the scenes at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Broadway.’

Students win big at Science Awards

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in News, Timeline

Sophie Williams (Year 11) presents her investigation.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards, held at the University of Tasmania. Thirty-five of our students in Years 6-11 attended the Awards Presentation on Wednesday 18 September, winning 20 prizes. The details are below. 

This is a remarkable achievement on the part of all of the students.  Their investigations were varied, meaningful and of an excellent standard.  These outstanding results reflect the hard work and commitment of both the students and the Science staff.  If you get a chance to congratulate the students and ask them about their investigations, I know that they will appreciate your interest and recognition of their success.  They were very proud and excited.

Heather Omant
Science Learning Area Coordinator


Environmental and Marine Science, Years 5-8

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Jessica Ransley, Emma Grubb and Belle Chasemore
  • SECOND PRIZE: Zyla Williams

Environmental and Marine Science, Years 9-12

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Sophie Williams
  • SECOND PRIZE: Isabella Cox, Emily Keane and Tori McCosker

Engineering, Years 7-10

  • FIRST PRIZE: Ava Thomsett and Alanna McKay

Agricultural Science, Years 5-7

  • FIRST PRIZE: Grace Cox

Agricultural Science, Years 8-10

  • THIRD PRIZE: Chloe Struwe and Samantha Rickwood
  • SECOND PRIZE: Ava McCoull and Miranda Guy
  • FIRST PRIZE: Emily Walter

Health and Wellbeing, Years 5-7

  • SECOND PRIZE: Amity Jakubiszyn, Asha Lee and Arshiya Rijal
  • FIRST PRIZE: Adalia Hauler

Health and Wellbeing, Year 8

  • FIRST PRIZE: Madeline Young and Kasota Clayton

Health and Wellbeing, Years 9-12

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Emmerson Spencer and Holly Sice
  • THIRD PRIZE: Georgia Chambers
  • SECOND PRIZE: Shreya Karunakara and Jade Hay

Physical Science, Years 5-6

  • SECOND PRIZE: Grace Marshall

Physical Science, Years 7-10

  • THIRD PRIZE: Maddison Marschke
  • SECOND PRIZE: Isabella Mihal, Kyra Mastrocola and Isabella Metwari
  • FIRST PRIZE: Luzie Gillard




Vinnies Quiz Night

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in News, Timeline

On Friday 20 September the school community gathered at our inter-school quiz night, raising funds for St Vincent de Paul.

Thank you to our generous donors:

  • Your Success Coach (Linda Manaena)
  • Flora Gondwana
  • Mana Yoga and Pilates Studio
  • Yellow Bernard
  • Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers
  • Whimsy Florist
  • Hill Street
  • John Jarvela Photographer
  • Straight Up
  • State Cinema
  • Woolworths CBD
  • Woolworths Campbell Street
  • Midford Uniform Shop
  • Gamut Printing
  • Bellamac
  • Endota Spa
  • Zone 3
  • Vmac Employment Solutions
  • Coast Rider Surf School
  • Area 52
  • Red Parka
  • Mary Kay
  • Equalise Yoga
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
  • Alceme Urban Retreat
  • Clair Hansen
  • Dymocks
  • St Mary’s College 150th Anniversary Committee
  • Globes Lighting
  • Teros
  • Queens Pastry
  • Spotlight
  • Tas Hotel and Catering Supploies
  • Ella Haddad, MP for Clark

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