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 workingRead more
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.
On Saturday 9 September, 21 students from Years 5-10 competed in the Tournament of Minds (ToM) State Finals. ToM is a problem-solving program which requires teams to work cooperatiRead more
On Friday 18 September, 16 students from St Mary’s College were recognised for their achievements in the Tasmanian Chinese Speaking Competition and Chinese Language Day PosterRead more
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
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 areRead more
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 sRead more
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 entitleRead more
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 mRead more
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, oRead more
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 abouRead more
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 NationsRead more
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
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 optioRead more
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 raiRead more
St Mary’s College and St Virgil’s College rowers capped off a stellar season with their annual rowing awards dinner held last Saturday 17 June.
The evening was a wonderfRead more
St Mary’s College Senior School students had the chance to connect and network with industry experts from around Tasmania during the Southern Catholic College Careers Showcase, helRead more
Over the past two weeks, a team of 22 enthusiastic Year 9 and 10 students attended the Science and Engineering Challenge at the University of Tasmania.
The Science and EngineeriRead more
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, famiRead more
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 MoRead more
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 eRead more
We are thrilled to announce that Hannah Carter, a Secondary English Teacher at the College, has been named as a recipient of the Phil Page TATE Scholarship for 2023.
The scholarRead more
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 theRead more
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 CollegeRead more
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 SchoolRead more
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 teRead more
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 shRead more
With so many new faces at St Mary’s College this year, it’s lovely to see some familiar alumni retuning to their old stomping ground to give back to the SMC community.
Murphy’s Café is back with a bang in 2023 with a brand-new menuRead more
Three Materials and Design students at St Mary’s College have combined their talents to create a beautiful and functional piece of furniture for the College Reception space that wiRead more
A new badge worn by our First Nations students at the College is a daily reminder of their cultural identity.
The First Nations-St Mary’s College badge was designed by GamilaraaRead more
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.
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 atRead more
3SMC Art Exhibition official opening
Friday 11 November marked the official opening of the St Mary’s College Art Exhibition, providing an insight into the ideas and cRead more
It is with great pride that we congratulate Louise Bender, the College’s Director of Learning and Innovation, on being named a recipient of the Australian Council for EducaRead more
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 iRead more
When Julia McCullough (nee Skeggs) coRead more
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 instruRead more
St Mary’s College is honoured to have been selected as a successful recipient of the Keep Australia Beautiful – Tasmania Sustainable Schools Award 2022.
The grant will beRead more
Lorise Clark, the College’s Learning Leader for English, recently attended the National English Teachers’ Conference in Darwin, where she co-presented a workshop with Simone TunbRead more
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 BreRead more
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 shRead more
We are so happy to be sharing our Learning Engagement Framework with our community!
Our Learning Engagement Framework outlines an aspirational vision for St Mary’s ColleRead more
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 faRead more
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) prograRead more
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 SchRead more
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 stateRead more
The College wishes to congratulate Abigail Gravell (Year 8) and Maya Bowles (Year 6), who have been selected as finalists for the 2022 Nagle Prize.
Held annually, the Nagle PrizRead more
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 ensRead more
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 EdRead more
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 commeRead more
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.Read more
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 EduRead more
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 carRead more