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Connecting Generations pen pal program

We are looking to bring the timeless joy of pen pal letter writing to our Junior School students and are calling on our treasured alumni to join in on the fun. Launching soon in Term 3, Connecting Generations will link students in Year 3-6 with a member of our Alumni. Letters will be exchanged on a regular basis (one to two times every few months), providing the opportunity to share...
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Australian history and equality in Year 6 Wattle

The following has been written by Year 6 Wattle: In Year 6, we have been looking at The Stolen Generation, Aboriginal Rights and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We have learned about the awful treatment Aboriginal people have been through in Australian History. While the way Indigenous people are treated has improved since the terrible events of the past, it is still far from equal to white Australians. As the young people...
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Artist Profile – Cecilia Hutchinson

How did you get started with music and performing? Disney was my main inspiration, I learned to love music by dancing around the loungeroom singing along with Ariel, Belle and Mulan. Also, my older sister was an amazing performer, I used to go see her musicals and I instantly knew that there was nothing I wanted more than to be up on that stage. How long have you been singing?...
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Follow SMC on Instagram

Follow SMC on Instagram

We are excited to announce that St Mary's College is now on Instagram! Follow us at @st_marys_college_hobart to stay connected with all things SMC. We're looking forward to growing our online community together, so be sure to get your friends and family on board too!  
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Student reflections on the Enterprising Girls Program

Student reflections on the Enterprising Girls Program

In June, Year 9 students studying the Economics and Business elective took part in the Enterprising Girls Program run by the Young Change Agents. Each group hoped to create a business idea that would help the local community as part of the Coronavirus Challenge. Congratulations to the Dark Mofo Online team who took the extra effort to enter their idea into the competition and were a top 20 finalist in...
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Join SMC rowing in Term 3 2020

Join SMC rowing in Term 3 2020

The rowing season starts in Term 3 for Year 6-11 students. Training on two weekdays and one weekend morning at the New Town Bay Rowing sheds. On the school mornings, a bus takes students to school where you can enjoy breakfast club with your crew! No experience necessary. Swimming ability essential. Come and be a part of the ultimate team sport, combining teamwork, physical training, mental conditioning and self discipline....
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150 Faces of SMC – special offer

150 Faces of SMC – special offer

Still haven't got around to ordering yourself a copy of the 150 Faces of St Mary's College book? It's not too late! This beautifully written coffee table book is a thoughtful gift for any SMC alumni who still holds St Mary's close to their heart. For a limited time in 2020, we are offering our community the exciting opportunity to order two books for the price of one, for just...
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Students sew knitted blankets in heart-warming initiative

St Mary’s College students have collaborated with the Country Women’s Association, the New Norfolk Library, Hobart craft groups and St Vincent de Paul Society to knit blankets which will be donated to those in need this winter. Project organiser Luzie Gillard (Year 11) said the students wanted to help in any way they could. “The project is important as in winter I like to snuggle under a blanket and am...
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Update from the Sports Coordinators

Update from the Sports Coordinators

Great news, everyone! We’ve been given the go-ahead to open our Term 3 Junior and Senior Sports registrations. What a great feeling to be back to (almost) normal! As you can imagine, things will look and work slightly differently when the rosters start back up. Over the past couple of weeks, the Sports department has been working on a school-specific return to sport strategy. Taking into consideration the guidelines and...
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Celebrating NAIDOC week

As part of our SMC NAIDOC week celebrations, Year 11 and 12 Religion in Society and Year 7 Visual Arts students worked in collaboration to install a First Nation inspired artwork in our Reflective Garden.        Within their coursework, students have been learning about First Nation culture as being one of the oldest living cultures, and to consider ways in which vital aspects of spiritual knowledge are transmitted...
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Students get savvy about enterprise

Students get savvy about enterprise

Usually in Term 2, Year 9 Economics and Business students have the opportunity to plan and run a business as part of the unit. Due to current restrictions, they instead ran an online workshop through the Youth Change Agents' Academy of Enterprising Girls Virtual Program. St Mary's College was one of two schools to participate in Tasmania, with support from the event team via live chat and video on Microsoft...
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Elema’s journey to Australia

Congratulations to Elema Godana (Year 12) who has won the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania Storytelling Competition in the 17-18 years age group category. We are very proud of her efforts in sharing her amazing story, Coming to Australia, which started in Ethiopia and brought her here to Australia. Read about Elema's journey to Australia here. Elema also shared some additional details about her experience: What did it feel like to...
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Be Your Own Masterpiece – congratulations to our winners!

Be Your Own Masterpiece – congratulations to our winners!

The eagerly anticipated results are in! Running for the first (and only time) this year, the Be Your Own Masterpiece competition challenged artists to remake their favourite masterpiece while in lockdown. Works were then included in the 'Covid Classics' virtual exhibition, where their creative exploits were put to public vote. Thanks to Michaela Brighella for collating the near 300 votes in order to determine our winners. It gives me great...
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Year 4 short story showcase

Our talented and very imaginative Year 4 students have written some wonderful stories that we are excited to share. These stories were inspired by an old boot found stuck in the mud in South Hobart, which was spotted while walking one day.
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Be Your Own Masterpiece – submissions are in!

We had an overwhelming response to this challenge from all of you budding artists in the St Mary’s community. I had the pleasure of viewing over 80 submissions for inclusion in our Virtual Exhibition, ‘COVID Classics’. From modified little brothers, well trained kittens and immaculately rendered apple peel ballet dancers, our art-making during remote learning is well documented within this eclectic series of works.  A shortlist of student and staff...
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Name our SMC canteen competition

Name our SMC canteen competition

Our College canteen isn't like any other canteen. It’s sustainable, healthy and set up like our very own café. We have new menu items on a regular basis, barista-made hot beverages, reusable crockery and cutlery and a composting system.   We’d love to give our canteen a unique name that reflects the new style and how it connects with the St Mary’s school values.   Have an idea? Send in...
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Junior School pick-up and drop-off instructions

In full compliance with government guidelines the College will continue to restrict the number of adults on site. To support parents and carers with the safe drop-off and collection of their child/ren the following arrangements will be in place as of Monday 25 May: Kinder and Prep students  Please use hand sanitiser as you arrive, which is available at each gate. For drop-off, parents and carers are to enter through...
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Let’s get digital…

Our fabulous College Prefects have shared some useful strategies to help their fellow students successfully adapt to the learning from home environment.  The girls have joined forces - from a distance - to create an engaging and informative video, which can be viewed online via this link. Some of their excellent advice for staying productive includes maintaining a regular daily routine, minimising distractions in the environment and incorporating exercise into your...
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Entries open for Tasmanian Science Talent Search

The 2020 Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS) is up and running for Term 2 and beyond! This year's theme is 'Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans'. To give learners and their families access to opportunities for science investigations and scientific literacy, the TSTS is available to families supporting learning at home or blended learning. The competition is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Entry is...
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Book a Kinder tour

We are excited to announce that St Mary's College is accepting enrolments for the first girls-only Kinder class in 2021. While changing to girls-only in the early years is new for St Mary’s, the College has been leading the way in girls' education for decades, having girls-only classes from Year 3 to Year 12 on the one, central campus. Kinder at St Mary's College is a wonderful place for children....
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