Students get savvy about enterprise

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

Usually in Term 2, Year 9 Economics and Business students have the opportunity to plan and run a business as part of the unit. Due to current restrictions, they instead ran an online workshop through the Youth Change Agents’ Academy of Enterprising Girls Virtual Program. St Mary’s College was one of two schools to participate in Tasmania, with support from the event team via live chat and video on Microsoft Teams.

The class took part in this full-day workshop on Friday 19 June. In groups, students participated in a real-world application of the design thinking process. The projects were required to be a response to the situations we now face in light of changes due to COVID-19.

The groups developed some enterprising ideas, including a news ‘fact checker’ app to weed out incorrect COVID-19 updates and only provide the correct and accurate news media for public consumption.

One group created a Dark Mofo-inspired online virtual experience of the highly popular, and very much missed, winter festival, which would feature online artist exhibitions, virtual tours and the ability to purchase items from local businesses that would normally feature at the event.

Another group delved into designing an online platform for protesting social justice issues, including racism, at this time when we cannot hold mass gatherings. The platform would provide a place to attend a live, virtual protest; sign petitions and voice opinions in a forum where they are heard and recognised.

Year 4 short story showcase

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, Newsletter

Our talented and very imaginative Year 4 students have written some wonderful stories that we are excited to share.

These stories were inspired by an old boot found stuck in the mud in South Hobart, which was spotted while walking one day.

Book a Kinder tour

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

We are excited to announce that St Mary’s College is accepting enrolments for the first girls-only Kinder class in 2021. While changing to girls-only in the early years is new for St Mary’s, the College has been leading the way in girls’ education for decades, having girls-only classes from Year 3 to Year 12 on the one, central campus.

Kinder at St Mary’s College is a wonderful place for children. It provides countless opportunities to discover, think, plan and play. We provide a nurturing, trusting and caring environment.

Children are encouraged to be independent and embrace the structure of each day. We really value the focus on kindness, and every individual is valued and celebrated. What a great start to our journey in formal education!
– Brigid Shea, Kinder parent and St Mary’s College alumna

 

Book a personal tour now

We welcome enquiries from families wishing to take a personal tour of the College. Contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email enrol@smc.tas.edu.au to book your tour.

Due to hygiene measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, staff and visitors must follow strict social distancing measures. Please adhere to instructions from your tour guide. 

Join a live online tour

We invite you to join a live online tour of Kinder at St Mary’s College via Microsoft Teams. Those in attendance will:

  • Meet College Principal, Helen Spencer
  • Tour the newly-built Kinder facilities
  • Ask questions in real-time
  • Be supported in the enrolment process

Register now to secure your place here.

Enrolments

Places for Kinder 2021 are available. Apply now to avoid being waitlisted. Click here to download an enrolment form. Enrolment forms and supporting documents can be provided by email enrol@smc.tas.edu.au or post to Enrolment Officer, St Mary’s College, 164 Harrington Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000. Enrolment forms can be accepted in person by appointment only. Please contact Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email enrol@smc.tas.edu.au to arrange a time.

Would you like to learn more about St Mary’s College? Scroll down further to see the Kinder classrooms and facilities and take a video tour of the College here.

For more information about the enrolment process, please contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email enrol@smc.tas.edu.au

Learning in Kinder

View our 2020 Kinder Handbook here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kinder program is designed to nurture and provide opportunities to build confidence, independence and the joy of discovery and learning, which will carry on well beyond the student’s year in Kinder.

We provide a play based educational program that builds on the College’s vision statement and is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Our program is planned and implemented by taking into account the different interests, cultural backgrounds and developmental levels of all children. We focus on enhancing their strengths, recognising that children develop at their own pace to reach their individual potential. As a Catholic school we value the uniqueness of each child and aim to build and nourish their personal relationship with Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinder classrooms

The early-learning facility at St Mary’s College is purpose-built, designed with our youngest students’ experiences in mind. The modern space offers a stimulating and nurturing environment that is tailored to foster play and sensory-based learning. Kinder classrooms are large, airy and bright, overlooking the outdoor play space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor play space

Adjacent to the classrooms is a large outdoor play area featuring play equipment, a sandpit, water pump and stream, ‘bird nest’ sensory tub and sensory path, where children can explore and experiment with their natural surroundings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinder school hours

  • 8.45am-2.45pm 

During the first two weeks of Term 1 there will be a series of shorter school days to introduce your child to the Kinder classroom and students. 

Fees

Please find the 2020 Fee Schedule below.

2020 Fee Schedule

Learning from home

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

St Mary’s College will share key learning from home information with parents, carers and students via the links below, with a dedicated page for Junior School and Senior School.

For all reference information, please visit the pages below.

Junior School learning at home

Senior School learning at home

Here are some practical, fun tips for learning from home. We hope you find these useful! 

 

Term 1 ends Friday 3 April

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

As part of Catholic Education Tasmania and in line with the Department of Education, St Mary’s College will have four additional student-free days in the lead up to the scheduled Easter break. The last day of Term 1 for students will be on Friday 3 April.

These additional student-free days will provide crucial time for essential preparation and planning for staff to be able to provide home learning opportunities for students.

 

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