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Bus timetable information

Please note that Term holidays start on Monday 6 April. For students needing to travel during April 6-9, public services on Metro (routes numbers in the 400, 500 and 600 series and their express variants) will continue to operate to the usual Term timetable. Services marked on timetables as S - operates on school days only will continue to operate as normal. School bus services on Metro (routes numbers in...
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Learning from home

St Mary's College will share key learning from home information with parents, carers and students via the links below, with a dedicated page for Junior School and Senior School. For all reference information, please visit the pages below. Junior School learning at home Senior School learning at home  
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Junior School learning at home

We are aware that families have questions regarding their child’s education as schools transition to catering for learning within the home. Our aim is to continue teaching and learning opportunities using a combination of online resources and learning materials. Due to the age of the students in the Junior School, the responsibility for children to engage in the learning opportunities provided by teachers will rest with parents and carers. As...
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Senior School learning at home

We are very aware of questions our students have regarding their education as schools in Tasmania transition to online learning. Our aim is to continue teaching at the College up until Friday 3 April and provide access to online learning programs for our Senior Students. From Monday 30 March, lessons will still be posted to SEQTA as usual, however, teachers will be trialling Microsoft Teams. Students should monitor both SEQTA...
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Term 1 ends Friday 3 April

As part of Catholic Education Tasmania and in line with the Department of Education, St Mary’s College will have four additional student-free days in the lead up to the scheduled Easter break. The last day of Term 1 for students will be on Friday 3 April. These additional student-free days will provide crucial time for essential preparation and planning for staff to be able to provide home learning opportunities for...
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Remembering the importance of self-care

If you haven't had a chance to flick through this fortnight's edition of The Fountain newsletter, why not fix yourself a hot cuppa and take a moment to read through our Counsellors' latest article, included below.  To follow our Counsellors' Blog, please visit the following link on our website: https://www.smc.tas.edu.au/counsellors-blog/ We have all been bombarded with communication surrounding the Coronavirus, and information regarding making preparations to manage the epidemic, but very...
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Exploring world of mask theatre

Year 9 students have recently been exploring the world of mask in theatre, looking at traditional Commedia Dell’Arte masks, Basel masks and contemporary full-face character masks.  Students have enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with character with a focus on non-verbal physicalisation.     
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Term 2 sport registrations and carnivals

Term 2 sport registrations and carnivals

All Junior and Senior School Term 2 Sport Registrations are now open. Please note even though all Term 1 sports have been suspended, the College will still go ahead with Term 2 registrations at this stage. A decision on the rosters and other major events and carnivals will be made closer to the start of the term. Junior School The JSSATIS sport offered this term in the Junior School is...
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Year 9 Visual Arts masterpieces

Our Year 9 Visual Arts students have been exploring the natural world and how human life impacts upon it. Under the expert guidance of Anna Berger, students have been working on coloured pastel drawings of endangered species. Layer by luxurious layer, students have worked meticulously to capture the texture of each animal’s unique coat and markings to pay homage to their beauty. An impressive first project for their elective, the...
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Advice to parents: novel coronavirus

In light of the recent developments in relation to Novel Coronavirus we wanted to provide parents and carers with an update.   Please view the Novel Coronavirus schools and families update here. In accordance with current advice, children should not attend school if they: Have been told by Public Health to stay in home isolation; Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus; or Have left or transited...
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Performing Arts announcements

It's a hive of activity in the St Mary's College Performing Arts Department with Music and Drama students busily rehearsing for upcoming performances.  The following students are to be commended on their first live music performance at the College's Families Welcome Evening on 19 February: Cecilia Hutchinson (Year 10) Eliza Smith (Year 10) Ava Thomsett (Year 9) Estella Edwards (Year 9) All Drama students are using their creative imaginations to...
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Students mark start of Lenten season

Students mark start of Lenten season

On Wednesday 26 February the College gathered as part of God's family for Ash Wednesday Liturgies to mark the beginning of the Lenten journey and to reflect and pray together.  The sign of the cross was marked in blessed ashes on our foreheads as we learnt about the meaning of Lent. We also spoke about kindness and how each class will raise money for Project Compassion, Caritas' annual Lenten appeal. 
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Kinder enrolments closing soon

Kinder enrolments closing soon

St Mary’s College is accepting applications for the first girls-only Kinder class for 2021. In an exciting move for our school’s future, St Mary’s College will mark a milestone in its history with Kinder in 2021 as we continue to specialise in girls early childhood education. In the early years, we teach our girls in a framework of belonging, being and becoming. The Kinder program at the College is designed...
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Students have a blast at Big Splash

St Mary's College Senior School students showed how teamwork makes the dreamwork at yesterday's Big Splash carnival (Tuesday 3 March).  House spirit and strong competition were present from the rainbow hues of House costumes, the cheering and the wonderful participation in a range of water challenges and events.  Thank you to staff, House Captains and everyone who was involved in the organisation and running of the day. 
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What is coaching?

In 2020 we are very fortunate to have secured a grant for a twelve-month coaching program for our Aboriginal students. This is an exciting new initiative designed to support our students maximise their personal potential. Meg Barker, who is new to St Mary’s, has been appointed to work with selected students until the end of the school year. Meg has spent her career working within the recruitment profession supporting individuals...
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2019/2020 Tasmanian Rowing clubs championship results

Spectators witnessed the outstanding achievements of our rowers at the 2019/2020 Tasmanian clubs championship held last weekend at Lake Barrington.   Congratulations to all rowers for your amazing efforts.   Key results from the championships are as follows: Kate Oliver was part of the winning Under 21 coxed four. Kate Oliver, Sophie E Robinson and Maddison lamb were part of the Under 21 winning eight. Phoebe Teale was part of...
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Setting new leadership goals

In the January school holidays, Hannah and I travelled to Sydney for the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia's Student Leadership Conference. It was exciting to attend the largest all-girls leadership event like this in Australia, at The Women’s College, University of Sydney from 14 - 17 January. We joined 177 students from 81 girls’ schools worldwide, from across Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and the United States. Over the...
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