• Scholarship scoop ‘out of this world’

    Saakshi Dhakal credits St Mary’s College’s sense of community after receiving four scholarships to Australian National University (ANU). The Year 12 student said she chose to continue at the College for her final years of Senior School because ‘St Mary’s is like a second home’. ‘From all the events I’ve been involved in – from […]

  • College in full bloom

    The sandstone façade of St Mary’s College’s Convent building has been bathed in yellow by a digital projection to mark Cancer Council Tasmania’s Daffodil Day. This projection, which displays daffodils swaying across the building, is the second artwork since the introduction of the technology late last year. Cancer Council Tasmanian CEO Penny Egan paid tribute […]

  • On Country – an all-women’s Aboriginal experience

    Our First Nations peoples have lived and thrived on the land of Australia for thousands of generations, passing down traditional practices, words, knowledge and culture for tens of thousands of years. With the colonisation of Australia, some of this knowledge and skill has been lost to time, but some has survived to the present day, […]

  • P&F Father’s Day Breakfast

    We’ll see you at 7.30am on Wednesday 28 August for the P&F’s Father’s Day Breakfast and the drawing of the Trailer Raffle.

  • Students go Heywire for storytelling

    Senior School students got a look-in to life as a journalist and learnt a little more about regional storytelling with a visit from Landline journalist Margot Kelly. We’re looking forward to reading, watching and listening to students’ stories as they get ready to submit them to ABC’s Heywire competition. 

  • P&F Father’s Day Trailer Raffle

    The P&F’s major fundraiser for the year will be the Trailer Raffle, drawn at the Father’s Day Breakfast (Wednesday 28 August).  Students are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable grocery items. To ensure a broad range of grocery items, we ask that donations are made according to the guide below: Kinder – Year […]

  • Plastic Free July: Wrap Up

    There has been a lot of wide-spread debate over single-use plastics for a while. Now that Plastic Free July is over, it could be the perfect opportunity to continue reducing your use of single-use plastics. Plastic Free July is an initiative that began in 2011 Western Australia, with the aim of encouraging people to ditch […]

  • College Rowing returns this Term!

    This term, the College Rowing team will begin training again. If you’d to know more, please see the flyer below, or email the College’s Rowing Coordinator, Elizabeth Carter, at ecarter@smc.tas.edu.au.  

  • $20 Boss wrap-up

    On the Thursday the 20 of June, the Year 9 Business Studies class ran six different businesses in small groups as part of the $20 Boss Program. We sold hot chips, pancakes, cake, sausages, a zorb ball experience and smoothies. These businesses raised money towards Rare Cancers Australia, making a total of $573.45 between them […]

  • Coaches’ reports – Field Hockey and Soccer

    Quarter Field Hockey, Blue Coach: Alistair Williams The team has come a long way in such a short season. Everyone is trying super hard and having lots of fun. Those who are new to hockey have made some major strides and have contributed to the team. I’m not sure what they will miss more at […]

  • Spotlight on Sport – Netball

    Term 2 rosters are now well and truly underway with a range of sports taking place virtually every afternoon of the week. This year we have 16 teams participating in five different sports and it’s great to see all the girls having a go regardless of their ability or prior experience. At St Mary’s we […]

  • Book now for Year 7 College tours

            St Mary’s College welcomes new families interested in a Year 7 enrolment to attend a tour on the following dates. Please email enrol@smc.tas.edu.au to reserve your tour place. Wednesday 26 June 9.40am 11.00am 1.40pm Wednesday 3 July  9.40am 11.00am 1.40pm If these times do not suit you, Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin, […]

  • Year 9 elective students get a taste of business

    Year 9 Business Studies students will operate six stalls on the College Green on Thursday 20 June at recess and lunch (smoothie sales also available before school). Students have been busily preparing for the $20 Boss program during Term 2. This program has been funded by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and gives each […]

  • Returning or buying your Entertainment! book

    Your 2018 – 2019 Entertainment! book has now expired! Please also return any remanding Entertainment! books, that were sent home in April, to Student Services as soon as possible. If you would like to purchase a book, but haven’t yet received one, please do so from here. Your 2018-19 Entertainment! book expired on 1 June.

  • Runners excel despite cool weather

    On Thursday 30 May the College competed in the Southern SATIS Cross Country Carnival, which was held at a very chilly Pontville Recreational Grounds. We had some amazing individual results with Cate Clingeleffer (Year 7) and Georgia Chambers (Year 10) taking out first place in their respective events. In the Age Group pennants, the College […]

  • Surfers hang ten!

    Congratulations to St Mary’s surfers who, despite the cooler weather, achieved some awesome results at the recent School Surfing Championships held at Clifton Beach. Year 9: Mary Clingeleffer Samantha Rickwood Zali Kingston Millie Lane Amelia McMahon Emma Fenner Claire Ransom Olivia Read Year 7: Cate Clingeleffer A special mention goes to: Mary Clingeleffer (Year 9) who […]

  • College championing the spirit of diversity

    There was a pop of orange at St Mary’s College recently as students joined their hearts and hands together for the school’s annual Harmony Day celebrations. With more than 10 per cent of Tasmanian residents born outside Australia, event organiser Nicky Wakefield said it was important for students to recognise, and celebrate, the benefits of […]

  • Green team introduces Nude Food Fridays

    The St Mary’s College Green Team is pleased to announce that from now, every Friday is a Nude Food Friday. Using too much plastic kills animals and hurts our environment, so every little bit we can do will help. By 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. […]

  • Expression of interest for Board Members

    Expressions of Interest for the position of Board Member are now being invited. Overall the Board plays an important role in providing sound governance to the College and supporting the Principal through providing strategic advice with respect to: Ensuring the school’s vision guides all areas of school life. Supporting the development of the Catholic identity, […]

  • Election information from the TCEO

    If you are interested in how factors in the upcoming Federal election can impact Catholic education in Tasmania specifically, please feel free to read the below information supplied by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.  

  • College takes a healing approach

    St Mary’s College secondary students are preparing themselves for life beyond the classroom by undertaking a range of innovative and collaborative Vocation and Education Training (VET) courses that cater for each student’s needs and abilities. For Year 12 student Nancy Bidiongo, who is completing her Certificate III in Individual Support, The District Nurses’ practice has […]

  • Oar-some effort from College rowers

    Not put off by some very wet weather, St Mary’s Rowers put in an amazing effort, and saw some great results, when they took to the water at Lake Barrington for Head of the River on 23 and 24 of March achieving a 2nd Junior Aggregate and a 3rd in the Senior Aggregate. With slightly […]

  • ‘Justice for All’ at UN Youth State Conference

    Isabella Cox (Year 10), Emily Keane (Year 10) and Saakshi Dhakal (Year 12) attended the UN Youth State Conference earlier this month, with the theme of ‘Justice For All’. They each researched their chosen country and debated a range of global issues. We are very proud of them for signing up for such a valuable […]

  • Grandparents Day – April 10, 2019

    On Wednesday 10 April we are hosting our annual Grandparents Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to share a variety of activities in a modern 2019 classroom. It is also an opportunity for our visitors (grandparents, special friends and other relatives) to reminisce about their own experiences at school with both our […]

  • Welcome Evening March 26

    We welcome new families for 2019 to the St Mary’s College community. Please RSVP by March 21 to kpelham@smc.tas.edu.au.

  • Students benefit from P&F’s additions

    Welcoming 2019 with P&F improvements Your P&F would like to welcome you to a new school year! New meeting dates have been added, so please have a look below, as we would love to see some new faces. To start the new year, we wanted to share with you where our fundraising dollars have gone […]

  • Student combats weighty issue

    Student’s invention takes weight of kids’ shoulders. With the new school year now back in full swing, St Mary’s College students could soon be carrying a lighter load thanks to the invention of a Year 11 student whose device ensures backpacks’ weight meet safety guidelines. Lucy Eade said seeing students struggle with heavy backpacks inspired […]

  • Bring Your Own Device for Senior School

    BYOD Senior School enrolment sessions are happening on Wednesday 23 January 2019. Sessions start from 9.00am and run for approximately 40 minutes. Click here to book an enrolment session. More information about the BYOD program can be found in the file below. 

  • Sustainability Fair tackles growing waste issue

    St Mary’s College will be celebrating our beautiful earth on Thursday 6 December when we hold our biennial Sustainability Fair. Students from Kinder to Year 9 will participate in workshops, specially designed around educating students on the environmental issues facing our planet, and how small changes can make a difference. The fair is organised by […]

  • Contemporary art lights up historic College

    Five Year 11 students have collaborated with renowned Tasmanian artist Cary Littleford to create a digital artwork that will be projected onto the College’s façade for the next two weeks as the final event celebrating the College’s 150th anniversary year. The instalment will coincide with the launch of the College’s Senior Art Show, which Mr […]

  • College Alumni enjoy reunion atmosphere at annual AGM

    The stormy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our effervescent alumni as they were out in full force on Saturday 3 November for their annual mass, reunion and AGM. Bubbles were flowing as the group recapped the year’s success, shared stories and rang the school bell in honour of our 150th anniversary. The event also […]

  • Marching for girls’ education

    On Saturday 3 November the College’s Justice Action Network rallied together again to make a change. This time it was to raise awareness for equal and fair access for all girls to education. Students marched from Franklin Square to Parliament Lawns holding banners. Once arriving at Parliament Lawns, we joined with students from Mackillop College, […]

  • Year 5 Waratah gets behind oral recycling program

    Hobart Family Dental is a family owned dental business that provides for people of all ages. They have recently started a new ‘Oral Recycling’ program that provides Hobart with an opportunity to recycle dental products such as toothbrushes, floss containers, toothpaste tubes and caps and other packaging. Schools all around Hobart have been asked to […]

  • Change to Redline Bus timetable

    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: http://www.redlinecoaches.com.au/index.php/student-services/

  • Remembrance Day – students honour the spirit of our fallen soldiers

    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 […]

  • St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition Opening Night

    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). […]

  • SMC combatting the War on Waste

    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 […]

  • Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge award recipients

    Congratulations to the following Year 3-12 students who received awards in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, which was held at the College last month. Junior School  Distinction Year 3-4 Ava Baker Meg Brewer Laine Debnam Jade Frais Izabella Jankowiak Charlotte Poulson Billie Salter Sarah Thomas Leni Vagg Year 5-6 Madeleine Ambrose Lili Castellana Amelia Dickman […]

  • SMC Alumni Mass and Annual General Meeting

    Mark your diaries! The St Mary’s College Alumni Association will be holding its Alumni Mass and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 3 November. Mass in the St Mary’s Cathedral will commence at 12.00pm followed by afternoon tea ($20) – including bubbles – and the AGM from 2.30pm at the College. The meeting is a […]

  • SMC/SVC/GYC Rowing Club Cocktail Party – tickets still available

    All current and past supporters of the SMC/SVC/GYC Rowing Club are warmly invited to attend the club’s second annual cocktail party, which will be held this Saturday 20 October from 7.00pm at the New Town Bay Rowing Centre. It’s set to be a fantastic night out, with highlights to include live entertainment by the Janelle […]

  • 150th Anniversary Grand Bazaar – the countdown is on!

    Excitement is mounting at St Mary’s College with just four days to go until our Grand Bazaar makes its long-awaited debut on Sunday 21 October. The Parents and Friends Association is working tirelessly around the clock to put the finishing touches on the jam-packed program, which will run from 11.00am-2.00pm on the College Green (‘top […]

  • Junior School mural in the making

    Local artist Tom O’Hern has created a bit of a stir at the College this week.  The reason? He has started work on a mural in the Junior School line-up area, which will be completed during the school term. Inspired by the names of our Junior School classes, the painting will feature native Australian flora […]

  • Celebrating Mental Health Week

    St Mary’s College is celebrating Mental Health Week (October 7-13) during the school holidays.  To promote the value of mental health and wellbeing in our school community, we are encouraging SMC staff and students to share photos that show how they are choosing to unwind during the school break, using the hashtag #smconabreak.  From relaxing […]

  • Grand Bazaar donation day

    The latest news on the 150th Anniversary Grand Bazaar! Sunday 21 October, 11.00am-2.00pm Trailer raffle On Friday 28 September, your son or daughter will bring home a raffle book to sell, with the prize being a trailer full of groceries. Tickets are $2 each and there are 20 tickets in the book. Monday 15 October […]

  • SMC 2018 China Trip

    We wish our Language students, and their teachers Shelley Macleod, Alison Lowe and Jacqueline Conboy, safe travels as they set off for Fuzhou, China this morning. Have a wonderful time and enjoy your trip. See you all in two weeks’ time!   

  • College’s great minds take out state title

    A team of St Mary’s College Senior School students are state champions following an outstanding Tournament of Minds (TOM) showing at Ogilvie High School on the weekend. Students, Shreya Karunakara (Year 9), Estella Edwards (Year 7), Stefani Khoo (Year 7), Isabella Cox (Year 9), Emily Walter (Year 8), Natalie De Cesare (Year 9) and Alyssa […]

  • Students band together to show support for Aussie kids

    SMC’s Year 9B Religion students have banded together to demonstrate their support for the protection of children. Friday 7 September was White Balloon Day, the annual fund and awareness-raising campaign for Bravehearts, an organisation dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse. The campaign, which is now in its 22nd year, uses the white balloon as a […]

  • Youth gain valuable road safety knowledge

    While they may not yet have their driver’s licence, our Year 10 cohort has already gained some valuable knowledge and skills that will hopefully help them stay safe on the road. The students recently attended a RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) Road Safety excursion hosted by Rotary Tasmania and Tasmania Police. The day consisted of […]

  • NAPLAN Online – trial of the new assessment platform

    You may have heard that NAPLAN Online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2018. Tasmanian schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Our school will trial the new assessment platform (the computer system the test will be […]

  • STEM professionals welcomed into the classroom for National Science Week

    Students at St Mary’s College joined more than 350 schools across Australia in welcoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals into their classroom recently as they kicked-off National Science Week celebrations.  Facilitated by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, the STEM in Schools event aims to make STEM careers more visible and relatable by inviting […]

  • SMC teachers recognised for exemplary leadership

    The College wishes to congratulate two members of its dedicated teaching staff.  SMC Junior School teachers, Mark Stewart and Mellina Scavone have both received an ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) 2018 Tas Early Career Teacher Leadership Award.  Mark and Mellina, who teach Year 6 and Year 5 respectively, were among only four Tasmanians to […]

  • Save the date: Grand Bazaar – Sunday 21 October

    Save the date! Our ‘Grand Bazaar’ school fair will be taking place on Sunday 21 October, and it’s set to be an action-packed, fun-filled day for the whole family. Our P&F has many exciting ideas in the pipeline, but there is a lot of planning needed in order to make the event a ‘grand’ success. […]

  • St Mary’s College has the recipe for success

    Two of SMC’s rising culinary stars have added another notch to their belt after taking home gold at the Australian Culinary Federation Tasmania Junior Challenge.  Year 10 VET Hospitality students, Emma Hannon and Caroline Wilson were named the overall winners of the competition, which was held at Guilford Young College yesterday (July 3, 2018).  Teams […]

  • 2018 Melbourne Art Trip

    On Thursday 7 June, 24 of our Year 10, 11 and 12 Art students, accompanied by teachers Jessica Lewis, Anna Berger and Debbie Claridge, travelled to Melbourne for the annual three-day art trip. View more photos on our online gallery here: http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/photos/nggallery/galleries/Melbourne-Art-Trip Upon arrival, the group made a beeline for the Heide Museum of Modern Art […]

  • Students gather for Justice Action Network workshop

    Seven young women from St Mary’s College yesterday gathered with students from schools across Hobart for the 2018 Justice Action Network workshop on girls’ education. Participants had the privilege of hearing from two prominent guest speakers: activist, former Australian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens Party, Christine Milne (who is also an SMC Alumna); […]

  • Australian Mathematics Competition 2018

    St Mary’s College Junior and Senior School students are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).  Suitable for students of all standards, the competition challenges participants to solve 30 problems in just 60-minutes (Year 3-6) or 75 minutes (Year 7-12). Designed to test mathematical thinking, the problems can be answered just as […]

  • Can you provide any winter woollies?

    With winter now upon us, the St Vincent de Paul Society of Tasmania is desperately seeking donations that will help families in need beat the cold. If you have any spare blankets or old coats, jumpers, beanies, socks and scarves in your wardrobe, please consider donating them to the College on Friday 8 June (Junior […]

  • Science and Engineering Challenge inspires young minds

    By Shakira Bone (Year 9) On Friday 25 May, students in Year 9 and 10 from our College participated in the UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge. In teams of four, we competed in numerous events testing our science and engineering skills. Some students competed in two half-day activities, while others took part in one full […]

  • St Mary’s College to perform Steel Magnolias – June 14-15, 2018

    Audience members will be transported to northwest Louisiana in the 1980s when SMC’s Year 11/12 Drama 3 students present their upcoming production, Steel Magnolias. Based on the stage play by American writer, Robert Harling, the heart-warming comedy-drama explores the bond shared between six southern women – with a penchant for gossip and big hair – […]

  • SMC to ‘go green’ for World Environment Day

    With World Environment Day just around the corner (Tuesday 5 June 2018), the College’s Senior School is putting out a challenge to students: Can you go an entire day without producing any rubbish? This may sound like a simple task, but most of us visit a bin multiple times a day.  On Monday 4 June, […]

  • Students earn top spots in international coding competition

    St Mary’s College students achieved high scores in Grok Learning’s Web.Comp 2018, a coding competition which teaches new coders from around the world how to design their own websites. Students competed for five weeks alongside more than 6,000 students from across Australia and the world, using code to design websites of increasing sophistication and complexity. […]

  • Congratulations to our 2018 Confirmation recipients

    Congratulations to all our students on receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday (May 20, 2018).  The girls and boys were presented with their certificates and a pin in recognition of this important milestone at a special Liturgy in the Cathedral attended by their families and peers this morning. Thank you to our Religious Education […]

  • Support St Mary’s College – order your 2018/2019 Entertainment Book

    Order the 2018/2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of great value offers for everything you love to do. Better yet, you will also be supporting the SMC Parents and Friends Association! With last year’s memberships expiring on June 1, 2018, now is the perfect time to purchase your new […]

  • Facebook forum on Year 11/12 (2019) subject selection

    Do you have any questions relating to course selection for Year 11 and 12 in 2019?  If so, our Principal, Helen Spencer, and Director of Curriculum, Wendy Forsyth, will be online on Facebook to answer your queries on Monday 28 May 2018 from 5.00-6.00pm. In Year 11 and 12, students are offered a full range […]

  • A special day to honour our mothers and grandmothers

    On Wednesday 9 May we celebrated the love, compassion and dedication of our wonderful mums. From 7.30am that morning, our leading ladies were treated to a breakfast feast provided by our generous and hard-working SMC dads. Thank you to the P&F Association for organising such a wonderful event for our school community. Our Kindergarten boys […]

  • Satisfaction Survey – we want to hear from you!

    As part of always striving to go ‘One Pace Beyond’ as a College community, it is important that we are never satisfied with the status quo. From time to time, we seek to survey parents, students and staff in order to celebrate the things we do well as a College and to identify areas for […]

  • Let’s create some Time and Space

    After four years of rave reviews, St Mary’s College is delighted to once again offer the Time and Space program, facilitated by Bill Jennings.  Bill is the creator and founder of ‘Time and Space‘, a service he has developed to give people just that – time and space for parents and their children to share […]

  • St Mary’s College CLOSED today due to inclement weather

    Please be advised that St Mary’s College will be CLOSED today for all students due to the extreme weather conditions. The decision to close the school is made with the safety of students, teachers and community members the highest priority. We ask that all families stay safe and dry indoors. Those parents who send their […]

  • Changes to Metro services commencing 13 May, 2018

    Metro Tasmania will be making a series of alterations to its Hobart bus services from Sunday 13 May 2018. These alterations will affect a number of departure points in Hobart City – Northern Suburb Services and Hobart City – Eastern Shore Services.  Please refer to the letter linked below for more details about these changes:  […]

  • 150th Anniversary Mass and historic walking tours

    All families of the College are warmly invited to join us for Mass on Saturday 12 May 2018 in celebration of our 150th Anniversary. Mass will commence at 3.30pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, located at the corner of Patrick and Harrington streets. Prior to Mass, we will be holding historical walking tours of the College, […]

  • Senior Athletics Carnival cancelled

    Take note: Due to the predicted inclement weather, a decision has been made to cancel the Senior Athletics Carnival scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 10 May 2018).  With a maximum temperature of 12 degrees and 10-35mls of rain expected, it is in the best interest of our students’ safety, wellbeing and comfort to call off the […]

  • Join us for our Mother’s Day Breakfast

    The St Mary’s College Parents and Friends (P&F) Association will be holding its inaugural Mother’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday 9 May 2018 on the College Green (‘top ground’). All mothers, daughters and sons of the College are warmly invited to join us from 7.30am for a relaxed morning of socialising and feasting, with freshly brewed […]

  • An evening with Peggy Orenstein

    The St Mary’s College community is warmly invited to attend an upcoming presentation from internationally renowned journalist, author and TED speaker, Peggy Orenstein. Peggy is the writer of the New York Times bestsellers, ‘Girls and Sex’, ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’, ‘Waiting for Daisy’, ‘Flux’ and ‘Schoolgirls’. She is also an active journalist for the New […]

  • Take note: SMC Senior Athletics Carnival rescheduled

    Families are reminded that the St Mary’s College Senior Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 10 May 2018.  The carnival, originally scheduled for Thursday 12 April, was postponed due to inclement weather, which would have resulted in a very slippery and unsafe playing environment. We are looking forward to a great day of competition […]

  • Debating season underway

    The debating season is underway at St Mary’s College, with some enthusiastic debating teams from Year 7-10 participating in this year’s competition. Newcomers to the world of debating, our Year 7 team started the season off with a win against Taroona High School. The other teams also celebrated victories in their second round. Congratulations, girls! […]

  • 150th anniversary merchandise

    Commemorate our 150th anniversary with an Esther Shohet or Peter Barraclough artwork, cheeseboard, coasters or greeting card. Local artist Esther Shohet has created an original piece to showcase Hobart’s lively connection to St Mary’s College. Amongst the historic buildings and many facilities you can see students at play and a nod to the Presentation Sisters […]

  • SMC goes green to honour Irish heritage

    St Mary’s College was bathed in a sea of green on Saturday 17 March as we celebrated 150 years of our Irish beginnings with a community ‘fun day’. Past and present students, teachers and parents took part in the festivities, which centred on a program of Irish music and dancing, colonial dress-ups and old-fashioned games […]

  • Entertainment Books for sale – support our P&F

    The SMC Parents and Friends Association is running the popular Entertainment Book fundraiser again this year. An Entertainment Book will be sent home with the youngest child in each family on Friday 4 May 2018 for you to consider, or you can order your book online via the following link: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/24s0131,  or in person at College Reception.  Pre-purchased orders will […]

  • Easter ‘bun-raiser’ a sweet success

    A big thank you to all our families who supported us with the Cripps hot cross bun drive. With your help, we raised almost $750 for Project Compassion, the Lenten fundraising campaign by Caritas Australia.   A further $900 was raised through the College’s Harmony Day activities, which will also go to Project Compassion, bringing […]

  • Recognising excellence in Catholic education

    Four members of the St Mary’s College community have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to Catholic education at the 2018 Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Award Presentations ceremony, held recently at Guilford Young College​. The College wishes to congratulate the following award recipients: Sr Gabrielle Morgan PBVM, Congregational Leader of the Presentation Sisters in Tasmania […]

  • Preparations underway for SMC’s 2018 musical

    St Mary’s College is thrilled to announce that this year the Senior School will be performing Beauty and the Beast as its biennial musical production. Teachers Leah Smith and Scott Weston, together with our choreographer and St Mary’s College alumni, Georgina Taskunas, held auditions in weeks 3 and 4 at both St Mary’s College and St […]

  • SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY parent information session

    St Mary’s College parents and carers are invited to attend a free facilitated information evening presented by Mitch McPherson, founder of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY, at the College on Monday 9 April (6.00pm for a 6.30pm start). This one-hour session will address basic mental health information, risk factors and warning signs of suicide, lived experiences of bereavement by […]

  • When great minds unite

    On Tuesday 13 March, St Mary’s College welcomed approximately 100 high ability students from southern Tasmanian Catholic primary schools for an action-packed day of mind-bending activities covering science, design technology, mathematics, creative writing, drama and philosophy. Onlookers would have heard a pin drop in the Nagle Centre that morning, with girls and boys focused intently […]

  • 1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

    Would you like to develop new strategies to help manage your child’s behaviour, strengthen the relationship with him/her and parent proactively rather than reactively? 1 2 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching will help you develop these skills and take the wonder out of what to say and do when unwanted behaviours are exhibited. This ParentingPlus […]

  • Student story shortlisted for young writers’ award

    St Mary’s College is delighted to announce that Year 5 student, Lucy McKenna has been shortlisted for the Redgum Book Club​ Young Writers’ award in the Picture Book category. Lucy is among just 10 young budding authors from primary schools across Australia to make the finals, and one of only two Tasmanian students shortlisted. Well […]

  • St Mary’s College Open Day 2018

    We invite you to come and see us as we are! We warmly invite all prospective and current parents and students to our Open Day on Thursday 22 March 2018. Take a tour and see what we get up to on a regular day at the College. There will also be opportunities to visit our […]

  • Commissioning of College leaders

    On Tuesday 20 February our Senior School and Junior School leaders were commissioned in their leadership roles during a special ceremony held in the Cathedral. All of our Year 12s as a leadership group were also formally acknowledged and presented with a Nano Nagle heart badge. Following the ceremony, our leaders, together with parents, staff and invited […]

  • Celebrate our 150th birthday in true Irish style!

    St Mary’s College will be seeing green on Saturday 17 March, but don’t worry, it will all be in the name of fun and frivolity! Preparations are in full swing for our 150th Anniversary Fun Day, which will take place at the College that day from 12.00-3.00pm – what better way to celebrate our Irish […]

  • Invitation to Welcome to SMC 2018 Evening

    Join us for an evening on the Green… The St Mary’s College Parents and Friends (P&F) Association is hosting a ‘Welcome to SMC 2018 Evening’, where our community can meet each other or catch up from last year. The event is a great opportunity for new families can get to know the P&F and one another, […]

  • Educational pioneer’s 150-year legacy set in stone

    A life-size sculpture of Nano Nagle, the foundational leader of the Presentation Sisters, was unveiled and blessed at a ceremony held at St Mary’s College on Friday 9 February 2018. The 1.5-metre installation of the Irish-born woman, famously known as ‘the lady with the lantern’, was commissioned by the College to commemorate the school’s 150th […]

  • 2018 Parent Calendars

    Families will this week receive a copy of our 2018 St Mary’s College hard-copy calendar. This calendar include some important dates that you will need for the year ahead, including information about our upcoming 150th anniversary celebrations. Please be mindful that unfortunately we sometimes need to change the calendar, so it is always a good […]

  • Celebrating 150-years of teaching

    The buildings and grounds may have changed over time but for previous staff members of St Mary’s College, the SMC school spirit still remains. The St Mary’s College Staff Reunion was held on Saturday 3 February to mark exactly 150-years of the school being on its present site (SMC welcomed its first students on February […]

  • 150th Anniversary ‘School Spirit Video’

    Happy birthday, St Mary’s College! On this day (February 3) back in 1868, the little school of Mount St Mary’s (as we were then known) received its first pupils.  To commemorate this very special milestone in the history of the College – and to reflect on how far we’ve come as a school community – we […]

  • BYOD Enrolment 2018

    Dear Parents and Carers, This post contains information for all students in the Senior School (Year 7-12) who will be using a laptop as a part of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This further information is a follow up from the information previously provided by the College. All Senior School students can now begin […]

  • Independent Review of Catholic Education: Update

    An update on the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office’s (TCEO) review into Greater Hobart Catholic Education is available to download at the following link: More information on the review can be found on the TCEO website here.

  • St Mary’s College 150th Staff Reunion

    Fun fact: Did you know that St Mary’s College welcomed its first students on February 3, 1868? To kick off our 150th anniversary celebrations next year, the St Mary’s College is inviting all previous – and current – staff members to attend the ultimate staff reunion, to be held at the College on Saturday 3 […]

  • Tickets on sale for 150th Gala Dinner

    We are very excited to announce that tickets to our 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner are now available for purchase! All members of the College community are warmly invited to join us in commemorating our special milestone by attending the dinner, which will be held on Saturday 12 May from 5.30pm at the Hotel Grand Chancellor […]

  • Expressions of Interest for Board Members

    St Mary’s College is seeking Expressions of Interest from parents and friends of the College for positions on the St Mary’s College Board, following the ending of generous terms of two of its members. The Board is looking to appoint Board Members. Overall, the Board plays an important role in providing sound governance to the […]

  • St Mary’s continues to excel in science

    On Sunday 26 November, a group of St Mary’s girls, together with Science Coordinator, Heather Omant, travelled to Launceston to attend the Tasmanian Science Talent Search prize-giving ceremony, where the students were honoured for their outstanding research investigations submitted earlier in the year. Read a summary of the Tasmanian Science Talent Search here: http://www.smc.tas.edu.au/celebrating-outstanding-talent-in-science/ In addition […]

  • Your ‘2018 Back to School Toolkit’

    Get ready for 2018! Parents and carers of the College were recently emailed a ‘Back to School Toolkit’ for 2018. This guide contains important information that will serve as a handy reference for families as they prepare for the 2018 school year. Click here to view the Back to School 2018 Toolkit. The toolkit can also be […]

  • Catholic Education Review – Feedback requested

    Independent review of Catholic education Archbishop Julian Porteous, on advice of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission, has formally initiated an independent review of Catholic education in southern Tasmania. A key outcome of this review will be how Tasmanian Catholic schools can best provide for the needs of Kindergarten to Year 12 students for the next […]

  • Calling all creatives: SMC 150th Anniversary Art Competition

    We are calling on all creatives to enter their designs in the St Mary’s College 150th Anniversary Art Competition. The competition, which runs until April 2018, is an exciting opportunity for SMC’s emerging artists to showcase their work at our 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on May 12, 2018. Along with […]

  • Science girls go for gold

    Year 10 students, Keeley Hine-Haycock, Alana Bellette, Saakshi Dhakal, Spriha Paudel, Chloe Cooper and Eloise Deconinck have achieved something truly remarkable this year. The girls, with the support and guidance of their science teacher Heather Omant, have all earned CSIRO Gold CREST Awards for their extended science investigations, which they have been working on for the […]

  • Designers in the spotlight

    St Mary’s College Graphic Design students, Isabella Franklin, Imogen Barry-Murphy and Taylah Pickett (Year 11) have been working with College Principal, Helen Spencer and Sister Gabrielle Morgan PBVM (on behalf of the Presentation Sisters) on the design on a new leadlight window, to be installed in the College’s Adrian Doyle Chapel to mark our 150th […]

  • Family database update

    Parents and caregivers were emailed a database update on October 10, 2017. This is an important update and information contained contributes to our funding by the government. Please complete your database form by November 30, 2017. If you have any queries regarding the update, please email our Student Database Officer, Alannah Onn, at familyupdate@smc.tas.edu.au

  • Thunderstorm asthma warning

    The Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services has issued the following thunderstorm asthma warning for today. People with asthma and hay fever are advised to take extra care.   15 November 2017 Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health Thunderstorm asthma warning The Director of Public Health advises people with asthma and hay fever […]

  • Lest we forget: Remembrance Day Service

    The College gathered in the Nagle Centre this morning to commemorate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict ahead of Remembrance Day tomorrow (November 11). The service was a special opportunity for St Mary’s College to honour and appreciate the efforts of those men and women who have served, and those […]

  • A celebration of student artwork

    St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition – Opening Night Please join us at the College for a special viewing of the outstanding artwork our Year 9-12 students have produced this year. The opening night of the 2017 St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition will be held on Thursday 16 November from 6.00pm in the Senior Common Room […]

  • Congratulations to our College Prefects for 2018

    Congratulations to our newly elected Prefects for 2018. We wish you all the best as you serve the College body in the coming year and look forward to your valuable contribution. 2018 Prefects: Isobel Kuo (Head Prefect) Olivia Eade (Deputy Prefect) Sarah Cooper (Deputy Prefect) Brittanie McCarthy Caitlin J Cooper Chloe Hine Emily Philpott Emmeline […]

  • School term dates 2018

    The below table lists the term dates for the 2018 academic year. For the most up-to-date timings, please refer to the online College calendar. 2018 Term Dates    Term Dates Holidays Term 1 5 February – 13 April 14 April – 29 April Term 2 30 April – 6 July 7 July – 22 July Term 3 23 July – 28 September 29 September – 14 […]

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Thank you to Hansen Orchards and SecondBite Tasmania for the generous supply of fresh, nutritious apples for students at St Mary’s College to enjoy. Apples are flowing into schools across the state thanks to a partnership between Hansen Orchards and the Tasmanian School Canteen Association which aims to inject a dose of good health into […]

  • SMS messaging – student attendances

    Did you know that you can inform the school of your child’s absence through a text message to our SMC number for student absentees: 0437 996 701. Absentees can also be reported by email via the College website. Simply click on the ‘report here’ link, which is the first item listed on the right-hand side of the […]

  • Has your child missed a vaccination for 2017?

    The Hobart City Council wishes to remind parents that students in Year 7 are only eligible to receive the human papillomavirus and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination at no cost by December 31, 2017. To vaccinate at a later date you will be required to pay for these immunisations. If you would like your child […]

  • Celebrating outstanding talent in science

    St Mary’s College has come away with six awards in the Research Investigation section of the 2017 Tasmanian Science Talent Search. Our Year 10s recorded some big wins in the intermediate division (which comprised 81 entries), with Eloise Deconinck awarded first place, Saakshi Dhakal, Spriha Paudel and Keeley Hine-Haycock equal second place, Chloe Cooper third place and Alana […]

  • Chinese speech competition results

    Congratulations to the St Mary’s College students who recently participated in the annual CLTAT (Chinese Language Teachers Association of Tasmania) HanyuQiao Speech competition. Twenty-nine Junior and Senior School students competed at the event, which was hosted by The Hutchins School, with students from a number of schools across the state also participating. Our students are to be […]

  • First grade hockey victory

    Our first grade hockey team is in full celebration mode, after successfully defending their state SATIS title against a competitive Marist Regional College on Tuesday 26 September.The final score was 2-0. Congratulations on a fabulous result, girls!

  • Update to student database

    Important information: Parents and carers are advised that an email will be sent during the Term 3 school holidays regarding a student database update.  

  • St Mary’s talent tears up the track

    The weather was bleak but there was still a host of commendable performances at last Saturday’s state SATIS Athletics Carnival at Hobart’s Domain Athletics Centre. Despite the persistent wind and rain, St Mary’s College shone on the track and field, clinching the U13 and U15 age group pennants.  Adding to the victories on the day, we had […]

  • Congratulations to all prize winners!

    Congratulations to all students who received an award, or honourable mention, at the UTAS Science and Engineering Investigation Awards prize-giving ceremony held on Thursday 21 September. In an extraordinary effort, 33 students at St Mary’s College scooped up a total of 29 prizes between them. The winners were presented with their awards in the university’s […]

  • Vinnies Quiz Night success!

    By Isobel Kuo (Year 11)*The St Vincent de Paul Society has a special place within the heart of St Mary’s College.Vibrantly embodying the traits, charism and mission echoed by the Presentation Sisters, the role that the society has played within the cultural life of the College is immeasurable.Over the past several years, the school has […]

  • Young scientists put their hypothesis to the test

    Eighty-five students from St Mary’s College were among more than 300 aspiring young Tasmanian scientists who recently took part in the southern Science and Engineering Investigation Awards.The event is an annual state-wide competition challenging school students in Year 5-12 to present and explore a research topic of their choice.SMC won 19 prizes; six in Year 7, […]

  • Great minds bring home honours

    Congratulations to the Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 Tournament of the Minds (ToM) teams who represented St Mary’s in the state finals held at Ogilvie High School on Saturday 9 September.SMC’s Year 7/8 team rose to the challenge to win honours (second place) in the secondary Social Sciences section.ToM is an international program designed to […]

  • 2017 written exam timetable now availabe

    The 2017 written examination timetable has been released.The timetable can be viewed on the TASC website by clicking on the following link: https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Exam-Timetable.pdf

  • Students blitz Japanese speech competition

    Congratulations to Taylah Pickett (Year 11), Stella Barnhoorn (Year 11), Vivienne Scott (Year 11) and Faith McDougall (Year 12), who represented the College admirably at the JATNET 2017 Tasmanian Japanese Speech Competition (senior division) at The Friends’ School recently.   Faith was awarded equal second in the senior high school interview category, and Vivienne, Taylah and Stella all […]

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