1st Grade Basketball battles Marist in the final

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

Our 1st Grade Basketball team recently won their Southern SATIS roster, and qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3.

St Mary’s started really well holding a slight lead going into the third quarter and it was evident that everyone was playing their heart out. Even though the opposition had us beat in height, we kept fighting for every rebound and just as with the hockey, it went down to the wire with Marist managing to hold on to a 39-37 win in the last three seconds of the game. Even though we didn’t end up with the trophy, every player should be immensely proud of their incredible effort and especially in the way they represented St Mary’s College.

A big thank you goes out to all the team coaches and managers. Thank you to basketball coach Robin Rhodes for making the trip up and guiding our girls to a State Final. We also wish to thank all the parents who have done the countless drop-offs and pickups as well as the thousands of hours sitting and supporting at games over the years, without you none of this would be possible.

Mia Blignaut
Sports Coordinator – Senior School

1st Grade Hockey team takes home the win

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

This year our 1st Grade Hockey team won the Southern SATIS roster, and with that, qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Incidentally, Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3.

The Hockey team was able to match Marist goal-for-goal until they capitalised on a penalty corner making the score 2 – 1 with eight minutes to go. After some great offensive plays, St Mary’s was awarded a penalty corner with two minutes left on the clock. Unfortunately, the shot missed and the ball was cleared out of the circle. Our players rallied together working well as a team and with just 18 seconds left, Chloe Cooper got one passed the keeper to level the scores and send the game into extra time! Thankfully we scored the golden goal within three minutes making this our fourth State Hockey Final victory in a row, which is an incredible achievement.

A big thank you goes out to the team coaches and managers. Coach, Maddy Curtis was unfortunately unable to attend so Kate Lakos assisted with the help of team manager extraordinaire, TJ Berresford. Thank you to all the parents who have done the countless drop-offs and pickups as well as the thousands of hours sitting and supporting at games over the years, without you none of this would be possible.

Mia Blignaut
Sports Coordinator – Senior School

Grace hits the stage for Disney

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in Featured News, Timeline

Grace Willis (Year 5) traveled to Newcastle recently to attend the National Musical Theatre Festival called Junior Theatre Celebration Australia (JTCOZ). She shares her experience below:

‘The festival is hosted by iTheatrics which is the musical theatre part of the Disney Corporation. I went to Newcastle for eight days and had the opportunity to work with international industry icons – directors, producers, musicians and choreographers. 

As part of this amazing opportunity I got to pilot Disney’s brand new musical theatre script for Finding Nemo. We auditioned for roles (I got Nemo’s obnoxious classmate Tad), workshopped the production for five days and then performed it at the opening night of the national festival. The festival was attended by over 600 musical theatre children aged 8-18 from across the country.

My Musical Theatre Crew Junior Ensemble mates joined me on Friday for the three-day weekend festival. We performed a preview of our upcoming production of Madagascar for a panel of judges and won the group award for choreography. 

From my group performance I was selected to perform in the final night finale – the JTCOZ Celebrations Cast (one of 40 children out of the whole 600 who performed across the weekend).

I was also invited to join the Aussie All Stars Team (national group of 40 children) which will tour the USA in January 2021. We will perform and compete against Musical Theatre troops from other countries, attend industry workshops hosted by iTheatrics, and also spend time behind the scenes at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Broadway.’

Students win big at Science Awards

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in News, Timeline

Sophie Williams (Year 11) presents her investigation.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards, held at the University of Tasmania. Thirty-five of our students in Years 6-11 attended the Awards Presentation on Wednesday 18 September, winning 20 prizes. The details are below. 

This is a remarkable achievement on the part of all of the students.  Their investigations were varied, meaningful and of an excellent standard.  These outstanding results reflect the hard work and commitment of both the students and the Science staff.  If you get a chance to congratulate the students and ask them about their investigations, I know that they will appreciate your interest and recognition of their success.  They were very proud and excited.

Heather Omant
Science Learning Area Coordinator

 

Environmental and Marine Science, Years 5-8

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Jessica Ransley, Emma Grubb and Belle Chasemore
  • SECOND PRIZE: Zyla Williams

Environmental and Marine Science, Years 9-12

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Sophie Williams
  • SECOND PRIZE: Isabella Cox, Emily Keane and Tori McCosker

Engineering, Years 7-10

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Asmita Gupta
  • FIRST PRIZE: Ava Thomsett and Alanna McKay

Agricultural Science, Years 5-7

  • FIRST PRIZE: Grace Cox

Agricultural Science, Years 8-10

  • THIRD PRIZE: Chloe Struwe and Samantha Rickwood
  • SECOND PRIZE: Ava McCoull and Miranda Guy
  • FIRST PRIZE: Emily Walter

Health and Wellbeing, Years 5-7

  • SECOND PRIZE: Amity Jakubiszyn, Asha Lee and Arshiya Rijal
  • FIRST PRIZE: Adalia Hauler

Health and Wellbeing, Year 8

  • FIRST PRIZE: Madeline Young and Kasota Clayton

Health and Wellbeing, Years 9-12

  • HONOURABLE MENTION: Emmerson Spencer and Holly Sice
  • THIRD PRIZE: Georgia Chambers
  • SECOND PRIZE: Shreya Karunakara and Jade Hay

Physical Science, Years 5-6

  • SECOND PRIZE: Grace Marshall

Physical Science, Years 7-10

  • THIRD PRIZE: Maddison Marschke
  • SECOND PRIZE: Isabella Mihal, Kyra Mastrocola and Isabella Metwari
  • FIRST PRIZE: Luzie Gillard

 

 

 

Vinnies Quiz Night

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in News, Timeline

On Friday 20 September the school community gathered at our inter-school quiz night, raising funds for St Vincent de Paul.

Thank you to our generous donors:

  • Your Success Coach (Linda Manaena)
  • Flora Gondwana
  • Mana Yoga and Pilates Studio
  • Yellow Bernard
  • Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers
  • Whimsy Florist
  • Hill Street
  • John Jarvela Photographer
  • Straight Up
  • State Cinema
  • Woolworths CBD
  • Woolworths Campbell Street
  • Midford Uniform Shop
  • Gamut Printing
  • Bellamac
  • Endota Spa
  • Zone 3
  • Vmac Employment Solutions
  • Coast Rider Surf School
  • Area 52
  • Red Parka
  • Mary Kay
  • Equalise Yoga
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
  • Alceme Urban Retreat
  • Clair Hansen
  • Dymocks
  • St Mary’s College 150th Anniversary Committee
  • Globes Lighting
  • Teros
  • Queens Pastry
  • Spotlight
  • Tas Hotel and Catering Supploies
  • Ella Haddad, MP for Clark
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