News and Events

What has been happening at St Mary’s College recently? Find out here and keep up to date on the College’s latest news, events, announcements, community activities, photos and more.

You will also find the College calendar, term dates, The Fountain newsletter and photo galleries of recent events and activities below.


Sustainability Fair success!

Monday 18 September 2023

The Sustainability Fair, held on Wednesday 13 September, was a great success, with families and students flocking to the College Green to discover how St Mary’s College is working

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Blessing of St Mary’s College Labyrinth

Tuesday 05 September 2023

College staff assembled on the bottom court on Monday 4 September for a special liturgy to mark the opening and blessing of the St Mary’s College labyrinth.
The College’s Director

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Staff Spotlight – Emily Jenkins

Tuesday 05 September 2023

What do you most enjoy about teaching Prep? 

Teaching Prep children is such a joy. The unique and heartfelt way in which they view the world is infectiously beautiful. They are

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Meet your House Prefects

Tuesday 22 August 2023

They can be seen leading the cheers and chants from the grandstands at school sporting events, encouraging participation in House activities and promoting camaraderie, good s

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Child safe communities

Thursday 12 January 2023

Catholic Education Tasmania believes that children and young people have a fundamental right to be respected, nurtured and cared for.

Every child and young person is entitle

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Medical Sciences taster day

Wednesday 09 August 2023

A taster day at the University of Tasmania’s Medical Science Precinct has given 11 students in Years 11 and 12 a glimpse into university life as an undergraduate student studying m

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Staff Spotlight – Michael Power

Tuesday 08 August 2023

What do love about your job? 

I am the most excited in my work when being part of that moment when a person is on the verge of discovering something new about themselves, o

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Alma Mater – July 2023 edition

Tuesday 25 July 2023

The latest edition of the Alma Mater is out now and available to read online here.

As our biannual magazine for parents, carers and alumni, the Alma Mater features stories abou

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NAIDOC Week 2023

Thursday 06 July 2023

ya pakana raytji karati pulingina milaythina-pakana-mana-tu…

This is a familiar welcome, and one that began our 2023 NAIDOC Week celebration: For Our Elders.

First Nations

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Senior production receives rave reviews

Tuesday 04 July 2023

The senior Drama 3 and Theatre Performance 3 classes recently presented Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, Antigone for audiences at the Moonah Arts Centre.
The play follows Anti

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Staff Spotlight – Helen Han

Monday 03 July 2023

What do you most enjoy about teaching Chinese in the Junior School?

In my previous job, I was teaching Tasmanian secondary students for whom the subject of Chinese was optio

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Woolworths grant for Murphy’s

Monday 03 July 2023

We are very excited to share that Murphy’s Café has received a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant to help fund the extension to the children’s garden, luwutina kipli.

Two rai

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Staff Spotlight – Courtney Hartog

Wednesday 31 May 2023

Courtney joined our staff at the start of 2023, bringing passion, energy and empathy to her role as Wellbeing Officer, which sees her work closely with Senior School students, fami

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Staff Spotlight – Chelsea Mouritz

Monday 22 May 2023

Get to know our fabulous St Mary’s College staff and what makes them ‘tick’!

For the first instalment of our Staff Spotlight series, we’re excited to introduce you to Chelsea Mo

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Meet your Prefects

Monday 08 May 2023

Meet Brooke Sice, St Mary’s College Deputy Head Prefect and Prefect for Wellbeing. 

What are you most looking forward to this year at St Mary’s College? 

This is an e

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New labyrinth makes its mark

Monday 08 May 2023

Transformation of the College’s bottom court is now complete with the installation of our beautiful new paved labyrinth walk.

The labyrinth is a peaceful focal point on the

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Meet your Prefects

Tuesday 04 April 2023

Meet Jasmine Wallace, St Mary’s College Deputy Head Prefect and Prefect for Events and Communication. 

What are you most looking forward to this year at St Mary’s College

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St Mary’s College Café goes platinum

Tuesday 04 April 2023

St Mary’s College has been awarded platinum status for its Junior School Café – the highest accreditation ranking with the SmartFood Award Program, an initiative of School

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Junior School Lantern Hub

Wednesday 15 March 2023

If you’ve visited the College recently, you may have noticed our beautiful new ‘Lantern Hub’ learning space, which is now operational and being used by busy students and te

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Meet your Prefects

Tuesday 07 March 2023

We recently chatted with Vara about her intentions for the year ahead and how she and the Prefects aspire to create a supportive and positive environment for our students, which sh

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2023 Prefects announced

Monday 21 November 2022

Meet your new Prefects!

We’re extremely proud to introduce the outstanding group of Year 11 students who have been elected by their peers to lead the College in 2023.


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Teresa Klimek (class of 1987)

Thursday 17 November 2022

Teresa is another of our former scholars who has returned to St Mary’s College to pursue her teaching career, during which she has become a much-loved and very capable fixture at

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Year 10 Pillars camp

Monday 26 September 2022

The picturesque Spring Beach in Triabunna was the perfect setting for our recent Year 10 Pillars camp.

Students had an unforgettable time bonding with one another and dabbling i

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Music Gala hits the right notes

Wednesday 07 September 2022

Our College community gathered in the Nagle Centre on Thursday 1 September to support our Junior and Senior School students as they took to the stage to present a variety of instru

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Students showcase What Matters to them

Monday 15 August 2022

3Three budding authors from St Mary’s College have had their writing talents recognised in the Tasmanian division of the 2022 ‘What Matters?’ competition.

Jorgia Eyles, Lucy Bre

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Jayne Brown (class of 1994)

Monday 15 August 2022

When Jayne Brown moved from Burnie High School to St Mary’s College in 1992, she faced the ‘culture shock of her life’ in an all-girls’ school, although it was not an unpleasant sh

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First Nations signage unveiled

Wednesday 27 July 2022

If you visited the Junior School this week, you may have noticed some new eye-catching signs on display in and around our buildings.

We are pleased to now have on display our fa

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Program sparks curiosity about world of AI

Wednesday 27 July 2022

On Wednesday 27 July, the College’s Year 7-12 students participated in a day of creative, fun and hands-on activities as part of the ‘Day of AI’ artificial intelligence (AI) progra

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UTAS STEM program engages bright minds

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Always up for a challenge, three bright sparks in Year 5 jumped at the chance to attend the UTAS STEM School of Excellence recently for two days of hands-on learning.

Junior Sch

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Claire Wilson (class of 1999)

Wednesday 29 June 2022

The former Claire Aperloo, now Claire Wilson, is another delightful St Mary’s College alumna who has made the College her teaching home.

After attending a small inner-city state

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Kate Conway (class of 2006)

Monday 20 June 2022

Kate Conway commenced her education at St Mary’s College in Year 9 in 2003. She has many happy and fun memories from her time at the College and has packed quite a lot into the ens

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The Overland Track adventure

Friday 17 June 2022

Six days and 65km later, our Outdoor Education students reached the finish line of the Overland Track.

What an exhilarating and life-changing experience for our Outdoor Ed

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Brittanie McCarthy (class of 2018)

Wednesday 01 June 2022

It is a delight to have on staff a young alumna who graduated from Year 12 at the College only a few years ago in 2018. Brittanie was educated at Corpus Christi School before comme

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Flexible Kindergarten

Tuesday 12 April 2022

We are offering families flexible options for kinder in 2023.

All kinders will have three compulsory ‘core’ days and families can request four or even five days per week.

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COVID-19 Parent and Carer Information

Wednesday 09 February 2022

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please report the absence here and complete the COVID-19 case report form when prompted.

In partnership with Catholic Edu

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Back to School Toolkit 2023

Wednesday 03 November 2021

Let’s get ready for the 2023 school year!

All the information you need for the new school year can be found by following the links below. Please be sure to car

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SMC Toolbox

Groving our love of learning

St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.