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Year 4 Day of Resilience 4.12.18

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College Alumni enjoy reunion atmosphere at annual AGM

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 provided the opportunity to thank and farewell the committee’s co-presidents, Brigitte Gralak and Brigid Shea,...
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Marching for girls’ education

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, The Friends’ School and Sacred Heart College to share songs, poems and speeches about the...
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EXC: Kinder Wallabies and Year 6 Banksia 27.11.18

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Students hit the ground running at All Schools Track and Field

Students hit the ground running at All Schools Track and Field

The 2018 Tasmanian All Schools Track and Field event went off with a bang on 27-28 October, with a number of St Mary’s College students competing and recording some superb individual performances on the day. In a major coup for the College, Liana Kenna and Claudia Williams (Year 10) both earned selection in the 2018 Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships to be held in Cairns from December 7-9....
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Year 5 Waratah gets behind oral recycling program

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 participate in this program, and St Mary’s have wholeheartedly taken up the request. In the...
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EXC: Kindergarten to Bellerive Park 21.11.18

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Change to Redline Bus timetable

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/
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iPad Information Session 19.11.18

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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 remembrance', poppies were among the first plants that came from the battlefields of northern France...
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Junior School students rise to the top in ICAS English Competition

Junior School students rise to the top in ICAS English Competition

A few months ago, we reported that a number of our Junior School students enjoyed success in the ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for School) English competition. Two of those students, Sasha Bennett (Year 3) and Grace Marshall (Year 5), not only achieved results in the top one per cent of Australia, but they also gained the top score in Tasmania in their respective year levels. The girls competed against...
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Young scientists rewarded for success

Young scientists rewarded for success

It's been a sensational month for science at St Mary's College! Students across the Senior School have produced outstanding results in a number of recent STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ventures, including the RACI Tasmanian Titration Competition, Tasmanian Science Talent Search Engineering Challenge and University of Tasmania (UTAS) Science and Engineering Awards. Results: RACI Tasmanian Titration Competition The following students were successful in the Titration Competition and, as a...
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Junior Class Teachers for 2019

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Full marks for ICAS English Competition participants

Full marks for ICAS English Competition participants

  Congratulations to all students who participated in the ICAS English competition. Well done to the students who received the following awards: Distinction: Caitlin Marr, Natalie De Cesare, Lily Ransley, Madeline Young, Kasota Clayton, Zyla Williams, Lucy Pinelli, Jasmine Williams, Clare Wanandy. High Distinction: Sasha Bennett, Grace Marshall.
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Basketball wrap-up

Basketball wrap-up

Year 3-4 runners-up  Well done to our Year 3/4 division 2 basketball team who finished runners-up (by just two points) in the Southern Primary School Basketball Championships, which were held on the weekend of October 20-21. Not only did the girls compete in five games over the two-day tournament - which is very impressive, but it was the first time they had played together as a group! They represented St...
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St Mary’s College Student Art Exhibition Opening Night

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). Along with the opportunity to view the showcased works, the evening will include a special...
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SMC combatting the War on Waste

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 for the inevitable wear and tear of teaching. Championed by former staff member, Kerry Hennessy,...
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Hughes-Warrington Learning Hub declared officially open

Hughes-Warrington Learning Hub declared officially open

The College was delighted to welcome St Mary's Alumna, Marnie Hughes-Warrington on October 29 to mark the official opening and blessing of the Hughes-Warrington Learning Hub, named in her honour. Professor Hughes-Warrington, who graduated from SMC in 1987, is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the Australian National University in Canberra. Her name is mentioned in various contexts within St Mary's College with respect and awe, because her academic achievements are...
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Congratulations to our newly elected Prefects for 2019

Congratulations to our newly elected Prefects for 2019

Meet our College Prefect team for 2019! We wish these 16 young ladies the very best in their new roles and know they will hit the ground running next year, as they represent the student body with spirit, enthusiasm and pride.
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