Italian Trip

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Italian TripThis year 16 St Mary’s girls participated in a two week trip to Italy accompanied by Ms Paola Keller, Mrs Gianna Staples and Mrs June Williams. Beginning in Rome and challenged by jet lag and the heat, the girls did not take long to immerse themselves in the cultural experience. A visit to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and then to the early Christian catacombs gave us a feel of what life was like two thousand years ago. One of the highlights was seeing Pope Francis outside St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday as he whizzed around in his Pope mobile, nearly close enough to touch.
Seeing the artworks of the famous masters in the Vatican museum, the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, the Ufizzi, and just around the streets of some of the cities was an amazing experience for the group.
We did our bit to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as assisting the Italian economy with some shopping in Florence. We practised our Italian at every opportunity, especially when ordering gelato – we became experts at that! We can now navigate our way on the Metro in Rome and organise 19 suitcases in small luggage compartments in trains.
Our trip ended with a home stay hosted by students from our sister school, l’Arcivescovile di Trento. This really immersed us in Italian life and put our study of Italian into practical use.

Vinnie’s Quiz Night Success

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Vinnie's Quiz NightOn Friday 17 October the Senior SMC Vinnie’s Group held their annual quiz night. Approximately $1,700 was raised for the Hobart Vinnie’s Youth Group, which will go towards running camps for disadvantaged children, social days with asylum seekers and providing assistance for the homeless in our community.
A massive thank you to everyone who helped organise this night and to everyone who came along and made the quiz a success. We would also like to thank the following businesses for donating prizes and food:
Travelodge Hobart Airport, Hobart Airport Tourist Park, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Redbill Surf, The Foodstore, Hill Street Grocer, Savoy Day Spa, Mitre 10, Nichler Hair, Dome,
Fullers Bookshop, Artizan Speciality Coffee, Sax Fashions, Chemist Warehouse, Three Little Ducks, Big Red Box, Blue Illusion, Wishing Well, Waxed, Jenerick, The Foodbank, Gather and Bombardieri Jewellers.

Japan Trip

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Japan Trip 2012Plans for next year’s school trip to Japan in September/October 2015 are now underway!

Mrs Macleod and Mr Del Pio would like to invite all interested students (who will be in Year 9 onwards) and parents to attend an information evening on Monday evening, October 27 at 5.45pm in Room S108 on the parapet. Whether or not you have submitted an expression of interest, please come along to find out more about dates, itinerary and costing.

From Fukuoka (in Kyushu) to Tokyo, itinerary highlights will include:

  • Experiencing Japanese culture, way of life and language practice
  • Exploring the natural beauty of Kyushu
  • Visiting Hiroshima and the World Peace Memorial
  • Immersing in everyday life in a homestay and school visit in Hobart’s Sister City, Yaizu
  • Relaxing in beautiful Hakone and enjoying natural hot springs in the foothills of Mt Fuji
  • Enjoying the vibrancy, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing of Tokyo which, of course, will include a trip to Disneyland

Science Success at SMC

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TUTAS Science Awards - Year 7asmanian Science Talent Search

Congratulations to Livinia Sproule who achieved 1st prize in the state-wide poster competition and Ella Berresford who gained 3rd prize.

UTas Science Investigation Awards

On Thursday 9 September, 150 St Mary’s College senior students attended the Utas Science Investigation awards, together with pupils from schools in the south of the State.

They presented displays of their Science Inquiry projects which they have been working on throughout Term 3. At the prize giving ceremony that evening, the students listed below gained awards against very stiff competition.

All 150 SMC students who attended the event were wonderful; displaying exemplary behaviour, exceptional work, enthusiasm and excitement. We were very proud of every single girl.

Congratulations and thank you also go to the Science teachers for all their hard work, mentoring and dedication.

Women in Agriculture awards:

Honourable mention – Bridget Haydon and Lily Holloway

Best junior project – Saakshi Dhakal

Year 11/12

2nd – Bailee Woolley

3rd – Maddelyn Gunn

Peoples’ Choice – Bailee Woolley

Year 10

Peoples’ Choice – Laura Wilson

Year 9

1st – Abbey Murphy

3rd – Hannah Sutton

Year 8

Peoples’ choice – Polly Marsh, Emily Philpott and Maddison Hart

Honourable Mention – Lily Ward and Jasmine Meyer

Year 7

1st – Spriha Pauldon, Chloe Cooper, Jessica Fitzgerald

2nd – Sophia Kessarios and Lucy Ryan

3rd – Year 7 – Anna Blackwell

Peoples’ Choice – Jessica Grice, Emma Fairhurst and Olivia Powell

Heather Omant

Science Coordinator

Italian Long Lunch

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Italian Long Lunch FundraiserOn Sunday 21 September, St Mary’s College hosted an Italian Long Lunch fundraiser in St Peter’s Hall.

Coordinated by Homeroom 11/12B and Mr Ivano Del Pio, the event was a huge success, with every last ticket selling out.

Students, staff, family and friends of the College enjoyed a delicious three course menu of Italian food, homemade with love. Patrons also enjoyed musical entertainment by Vittorio Ferri and meeting special guest Matthew Evans, from The Gourmet Farmer.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Archbishop’s Samaritan Project.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the event by lending crockery, herbs, donating goods and assisting with preparing the delicious food.

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