2019 State Basketball Tournament Junior Teams results

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

The St Mary’s College Year 3-4 and Year 6 Basketball teams put in a wonderful effort at the State Basketball Competition.

Although the Year 3-4 team didn’t win a game, they continued to improve and kept smiling the entire time.



Our Year 6 team should be very proud of their commitment to the game. They played beautifully and really connected as a team.

The girls managed to make it to the final where they were beaten by Our Lady of Lourdes team by 25 points. Basketball skills aside, staff were really impressed by their leadership. They made the time to wish the Year 3-4 team luck and cheered them on during their games.

Congratulations to both teams on a fantastic season.

Kate Jordan
Junior School HPE Teacher

2019 State Basketball Tournament results

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

The St Mary’s College Senior School Basketball Teams had a brilliant weekend in Launceston at the State Basketball Tournament.

The Year 7-8 team qualified for the final but just couldn’t get a win over a very strong St Brendan-Shaw College outfit who boasted a number of State representatives.

In the Year 9-10 Girls Division, St Mary’s College defeated favourites St Brendan-Shaw College to earn a spot in the finals against old rivals, Marist Regional College. Unfortunately, they too were just too strong on the day and we finished runner ups.

Well done to both coaches, Nicole Read and Ashley Banks as well as all of the players for a great season of basketball! We are proud of the way you represented the school. A special thank you goes out to the parents for the time and effort they have put in over the last couple of weeks including the travel up to Launceston for the State Finals.

Bring on 2020!

Mia Blignaut 
Sports Coordinator – Senior School

BRAINways Quest competition success

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News

Congratulations to Madeleine Ambrose (Year 6), Clare Wanandy (Year 5) and Jasmine Williams (Year 4) came first overall, first in Science and Humanities and second in Maths at the BRAINways Quest competition held at the University of Tasmania on Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 November.

One of the most anticipated academic competition across continents, the Quest provides opportunities for creativity, problem-solving and teamwork, offering the level of challenge that foster outstanding achievement.

Madeleine, Clare and Jasmine will compete in the national final in December. Best of luck to these students.

2019 Art Awards

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in News

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Student Art Exhibition on Friday 15 November. Thank you to everyone in the College community who attended the night to admire and celebrate the amazing works of Years 9 – 12 students this year.

The exhibition was a resounding success with lots of interesting discussions about the meaning and value of art, and great opening speeches. A beautiful and inspiring talk was given by Hobart artist, Jo Chew who was extremely impressed by the power and depth of the works on display. Helen Spencer, an artist herself, gave a wonderful opening speech reminding the attendees of the power of art to move people, and its importance in our daily lives. Helen also reminded us of the intellectual and academic rigour of much art by sharing that Jo Chew is a shining example of academic art as she is studying for her PhD in Fine Art at the University of Tasmania.

Congratulations to all students on their excellent works and to this year’s Art Award recipients who were acknowledged at the opening of the Student Art Exhibition:

Year 9/10 New Media Art – Caitlin Marr

Year 9 Art – Adele Harman

Year 10 Art – Luzie Gillard

Senior Art Acquisition (Art) – Lucy Eade

Senior Art Acquisition (Photography) – Lily Nuss

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