Luzie Gillard selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News, Newsletter

Luzie Gillard (Year 11) has been congratulated on her selection to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) early in 2021.

The NYSF program is a 10-day residential program designed to give Year 12 students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  

At the NYSF Year 12 program in January each year, participants will visit science and technology-related laboratories and facilities, complete onsite tours, listen to lectures, take part in workshops and social events, and participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

Well done Luzie on this exceptional achievement.

Nandhini Ramanathan wins Nagle Prize 2020

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News, Newsletter

We wish to congratulate Nandhini Ramanathan (Year 9), who won the secondary category Nagle Prize 2020 of the Nagle Education Alliance of Australia (NEAA) competition. 

Nandhini’s design will be used to create a pull-up banner that will be used for NEAA events in the future. Congratulations Nandhini, what a beautiful piece of artwork! 


The show must go on for Matilda!

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News, Newsletter

The show must go on!

We are so excited to share the school musical, Matilda will take to the stage in 2021!

After a few months on the backburner, everyone was so happy to restart rehearsals recently. Performances will be in late February 2021. Find out the first cast member reveals in today’s edition of The Fountain newsletter,

Stay tuned for more cast reveals and news on the musical!

SSATIS Athletics Carnival results

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News, Newsletter, Sport/Activity News

We are so proud of the efforts of all students who participated in the recent SSATIS Athletics Carnival. 

In the SSATIS Pennant Challenge St Mary’s College won the Girls U14’s shield and came second by three points in the Girls U16’s. Well done everyone!

Please see below a summary of the individual Top 3 finishes: 

Girls U14


2nd Emma Grubb 


2nd Cate Clingeleffer

3rd Jessica Smith 

Long Jump

2nd Isobel Grey

3rd Nyah Hall 

Shot Put 

1st Davina Cox

New record set: 12.52m

Old Record 11.85m 

3rd Halle Atkinson 


3rd Venus Wani, Jordana Drew, Isobel Grey and Emma Grubb


Girls U16 


1st Bonnie Bowden


1st Olivia Read

Long Jump

1st Bonnie Bowden

Shot Put 

1st Amelie Cox


1st Lauren Shelton, Ansa Le Grange, Olivia Read and Bonnie Bowden

Girls Open

Shot Put

2nd Caitlin McDonald 

Thank you to Amy Prokopiec and Lucy Eade, the 2020 St Mary’s College Athletics Team Co-Captains who did an amazing job supporting and leading the team and also competing with strength and determination.

Debating win for Year 10

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Timeline

Congratulations to Year 10 debaters, Isabel Burdick, Emily Walter and Molly Topham, who have won their final round debate, finishing their season undefeated and cementing their place on the top of the ladder.

The topic of the scheduled debate was, ‘That all classes should be streamed according to academic ability’. Isabel, Emily and Molly, who only found out the topic an hour beforehand, are to be commended for their high level debating and resilience in such a fierce contest.

The Year 10 debaters have been supported by fellow student, Bridie Lawler (Year 10), who filled in for the team earlier in the season, as well as their Year 11 coach, Emily Keane and mentor, Luzie Gillard (Year 11).

A huge thank you also to teacher, Karen Walter for attending the debates to cheer the Year 10s on. Well done to all involved!

Shout out to Year 7 debaters

Year 7 debaters, from left, Amber Walter, Madeleine Scotney, Julia Badel and Sophia Raudino with Year 11 coach, Isabella Cox.

Despite the Year 7’s narrow loss against St Michael’s Collegiate School in round three, the team (Amber Walter, Madeleine Scotney, Julia Badel and Sophia Raudino) did an excellent job for the first short preparation debate, particularly as they received their topic only an hour prior.

The topic was ‘That fairytales should be taught in schools’. The girls should be commended on their teamwork and confidence.


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