The Fountain Newsletter – 14 November 2018

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Change to Redline Bus timetable

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Please note… 

The Redline schoolbus that normally leaves Hobart for Sorell/Dodges Ferry at 3.30pm will now depart at 3.25pm sharp for the remainder of the year, effective as of Tuesday 13 November.

To keep up-to-date with specific bus routes, we recommend that you view the Redline Coaches website at the following link:

Remembrance Day – students honour the spirit of our fallen soldiers

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The College’s Junior School students celebrated Remembrance Day (November 11) this morning with a Liturgy in the Cathedral led by Year 6 Banksia.

To commemorate the occasion, each class created a poppy wreath as a symbol of remembrance for all Australians who have died as a result of war. 

Universally known as the ‘flower of remembrance’, poppies were among the first plants that came from the battlefields of northern France and Belgium during World War I.

An annual tradition at St Mary’s College, the Remembrance Day ceremony is an important way for our students to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our great nation. #wewillrememberthem

Our Senior School students will participate in their own prayer service at the College on Monday 12 November. 

Centenary of Armistice 2018

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018, as Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the first World War (1914-18). 

You can learn more about the day’s historical importance by visiting the Australian War Memorial website here:

St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition Opening Night

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Please join us at the College for a special viewing of the outstanding artwork that our Year 9-12 students have produced this year.

The opening night of the 2018 St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition will be held on Thursday 15 November from 6.00-7.30pm in the Senior School Common Room (Mary Morgan Wing, level 2).

Along with the opportunity to view the showcased works, the evening will include a special guest address and the presentation of the prestigious 2018 Art Awards and Art Acquisitions, which recognise those students who have delivered outstanding results and dedication to art.

Enjoy refreshments in the exhibition space, while also admiring the artwork on display in the corridors on level 1 and 2, and in the Art and New media classrooms.

The Senior School Common Room can be accessed through the top gate in Brisbane Street to give you flat access across the College Green (‘top ground’).

SMC combatting the War on Waste

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SMC is continuing its ‘War on Waste’ by phasing out single-use whiteboard markers.

Our old disposable markers will be replaced with refillable AusPen markers which feature metal casings, lids made from recyclable post-consumer plastic from discarded ink jet cartridges and ink that is xylene free.

They also come with replaceable nibs and inserts to cater for the inevitable wear and tear of teaching.

Championed by former staff member, Kerry Hennessy, who used his set of AusPens for more than 20 years, the new markers will soon be used by all teaching staff across the College.

As plastics persist in the environment for hundreds of years, every pen makes a difference. And with six fun colours to choose from, they will brighten up any lesson!

Going Green with the Footprint Project

Help us make disposable coffee cups a thing of the past

Last week the SMC Footprint Project conducted an audit of the waste at St Mary’s collected in one day. The group found 31 disposable coffee cups.

That’s 155 disposable coffee cups in a school week! 

Did you know that:

  • Each year 500 000 cars worth of greenhouse gas emissions are emitted by paper cups?
  • 58 billion paper cups are thrown away globally each year?
  • 32 million trees are cut down to produce paper cups?
  • 100 billion litres of water are used to produce paper cups?

To do our bit for the environment, we have decided to design and sell St Mary’s College KeepCups.

By using KeepCups we can save forests, cut waste and tackle climate change!

We will be selling St Mary’s KeepCups to students at the Sustainability Fair on December 6 for $10. What a bargain!

Check out our design below: 










Sarah Thomas, Gracie Pelham, Clare Wanandy, Jasmine Williams, Meg Brewer, Sasha Bennett
Year 3/4 Extension Group

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