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2021 Book Lists

Kinder Book List 2021 Prep Book List 2021 Year 1 Book List 2021 Year 2 Book List 2021 Year 3 Book List 2021 Year 4 Book List 2021 Year 5 Book List 2021 Year 6 Book List 2021 Year 7 Book List 2021 Year 8 Book List 2021 Year 9 Book List 2021 Year 10 Book List 2021 Year 11 and 12 Book List 2021
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Luzie Gillard selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum

Luzie Gillard (Year 11) has been congratulated on her selection to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) early in 2021. The NYSF program is a 10-day residential program designed to give Year 12 students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.   At the NYSF Year 12 program in January...
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Nandhini Ramanathan wins Nagle Prize 2020

We wish to congratulate Nandhini Ramanathan (Year 9), who won the secondary category Nagle Prize 2020 of the Nagle Education Alliance of Australia (NEAA) competition.  Nandhini's design will be used to create a pull-up banner that will be used for NEAA events in the future. Congratulations Nandhini, what a beautiful piece of artwork!   
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Prefect fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania

Thank you to everyone for your support of the 2020 Prefect Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. The event was a huge success with the auction beginning online and continuing on the night of Friday 18 September to raise an amazing total of $3,234!  The splash of red made for a fun event for staff who battled it out with the silent auction! Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who provided...
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Student Spotlight Profiles 2020

This year we have discovered lots of interesting facts about some of our students' learning passions across a wide range of subjects, including English, maths, science, art and design, Italian and Chinese.  Have a read of the insightful and inspiring student showcase profiles here! Performing Arts student profile with Cecilia Hutchinson Science student profile with Amelie Cox Italian language student profile with Miranda Guy Science student profile with Caitlin Marr...
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Year 9 History class visit TMAG

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the traditional and continuing custodians of this land. We would also like to pay our respect to Elders past and present.  As a part of our studying of colonisation and the impact this had on the Aboriginal community, Year 9 undertook an excursion to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery right here in Hobart. This excursion...
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2021 Back to School Toolkit

Get organised for the new school year.  The 2021 school year is approaching! All the information you need to for the new school year can be found by following the links below.  Please be sure to carefully read through the documents provided, as each contains important details. Bell timetable  Click on the link below to view and download our 2021 bell timetable for the Junior and Senior Schools. 2021 Bell...
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Open Day: Kinder 2021 and 2022

Prospective families interested in Kinder in 2021 or 2022 are invited to the St Mary's College Kinder Open Day on Tuesday 20 October. Bookings are essential and can be made via the link below or contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin at enrol@smc.tas.edu.au or phone (03) 6108 2560. Bookings will close on Monday 19 October. BOOK ONLINE HERE Light refreshments will be served. Conditions of entry Due to current COVID-19 requirements,...
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The show must go on for Matilda!

The show must go on! We are so excited to share the school musical, Matilda will take to the stage in 2021! After a few months on the backburner, everyone was so happy to restart rehearsals recently. Performances will be in late February 2021. Find out the first cast member reveals in today's edition of The Fountain newsletter, https://newsletters.naavi.com/i/2Jll02J. Stay tuned for more cast reveals and news on the musical!
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Rowing Blessing of the Boats

It was certainly a very different season for rowers this year and all have stood strong and competed wholeheartedly in the events that did take place. Congratulations to all rowers on a wonderful season and to the following students: Maddison, Sophie, Hannah and Kate (Year 12), the Open Rowers who received the Golden Oars award. These students have represented the St Mary's College rowing team for six years. What an...
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SSATIS Athletics Carnival results

We are so proud of the efforts of all students who participated in the recent SSATIS Athletics Carnival.  In the SSATIS Pennant Challenge St Mary's College won the Girls U14's shield and came second by three points in the Girls U16's. Well done everyone! Please see below a summary of the individual Top 3 finishes:  Girls U14 200m 2nd Emma Grubb  800m 2nd Cate Clingeleffer 3rd Jessica Smith  Long Jump...
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EAL student profile – Ornina Saliba

How long have you been in Australia and at St Mary's College? This is my fourth at St Mary’s College after arriving in Australia and Tasmania in 2017 from Syria. I migrated to Tasmania with my Mum, Dad and younger sister who is also at St Mary's College, in Year 5, Rita. I also have an older brother and sister who live in Syria and Germany. Did you learn English...
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Student Spotlight – Molly Topham

What do you enjoy most about Chinese? I really enjoy learning the language, but I really love experiencing and learning more about their culture. When did you first start enjoying and feeling connected to learning Chinese? I started in Year 7 when I first came to St Mary's College. I didn’t enjoy it much then, but after doing the Chinese Speaking Competition and winning in Year 8, I felt like...
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The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place

Friday 21 August saw the official opening of The Meeting Place - a meaningful location for the College's indigenous students to gather, learn, create, and share stories and experiences.  The space, which is open to Junior and Senior School students of indigenous heritage, was officially blessed and opened by Andrew Wilkie MP, Independent Member for Clark, and Annie Ellie, the Palawa artist whose wonderful art adorns its walls.   
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Debating win for Year 10

Debating win for Year 10

Congratulations to Year 10 debaters, Isabel Burdick, Emily Walter and Molly Topham, who have won their final round debate, finishing their season undefeated and cementing their place on the top of the ladder. The topic of the scheduled debate was, 'That all classes should be streamed according to academic ability'. Isabel, Emily and Molly, who only found out the topic an hour beforehand, are to be commended for their high...
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Visual Arts student profile – Nandhini Ramanathan

How did you get started with visual arts? I got started with visual art very quickly at a young age. Visual art is a way that I can communicate my thoughts with an innovative perspective. Feelings overflow me, and art allows me to unload my heart and soul and help my mind to process my emotions. Art can be used to help spread a message of inspiration, making people achieve...
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Book Week Parade 2020

St Mary's College had a lot of fun at the Book Week Parade with students and staff dressed as their favourite book characters to celebrate their love of books and the wonderful worlds they unlock in our imaginations. Thank you to everyone for your amazing and inventive costume creations! There were so many wonderful outfits and shared stories about much loved and treasured books. While this year we couldn't have...
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Meet you at Murphy’s!

We are excited to announce that the new name of our College canteen is, drum roll please...da, da, da, da...Murphy's!  The name was inspired by Mother Murphy who was the first Principal of St Mary’s College. In 1866, perceiving a great need in the fledgling colony for spiritual guidance, Bishop Daniel Murphy arranged for the Mother Superior of the Presentation Order (who happened to be his own sister), to travel from Ireland to bring Nano...
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SMC students learn to crack the code

SMC students learn to crack the code

We are delighted to congratulate Adele Harman and Eliza Gurney (Year 10) who achieved a  high distinction in the beginners' section of the 2020 Grok Learning Web.Comp. Run over five weeks, the coding competition teaches students how to design their own websites.  Students competed alongside 6,000 other students from across Australia and the world, using code to design websites of increasing sophistication and complexity. The twist? Many of them had...
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Science student profile – Emily Walter

What do you enjoy most about science? I like learning new things, and it also helps me understand the world around me. Science provides logic and sense to what otherwise can seem chaotic in the world. Not only does it answer questions, but with every question answered more questions arise to explore, solve and discover. When did you first start enjoying and feeling connected to science? I’ve always loved science,...
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