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2019 State Basketball Tournament Junior Teams results

The St Mary’s College Year 3-4 and Year 6 Basketball teams put in a wonderful effort at the State Basketball Competition on the weekend. Although the Year 3-4 team didn’t win a game, they continued to improve and kept smiling the entire time. Our Year 6 team should be very proud of their commitment to the game. They played beautifully and really connected as a team. The girls managed to...
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Pop-Up Open Day

Limited places are available in 2020. Prospective families are warmly invited to attend the St Mary's College Pop-Up Open Day on Friday 6 December from 9.30am - 11.30am.
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2019 State Basketball Tournament results

The St Mary’s College Senior School Basketball Teams had a brilliant weekend in Launceston at the State Basketball Tournament. The Year 7-8 team qualified for the final but just couldn’t get a win over a very strong St Brendan-Shaw College outfit who boasted a number of State representatives. In the Year 9-10 Girls Division, St Mary’s College defeated favourites St Brendan-Shaw College to earn a spot in the finals against...
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Junior Athletics results

On Thursday 14 November in very windy and chilly conditions the Junior Athletics team headed to the Domain Athletic Centre for the first of our inter-school carnivals, the Junior Southern Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (JSSATIS) carnival. The wind was a major factor in every event and everyone truly went one pace beyond with their amazing resilience and character. Everyone did their very best in such trying weather. Jess Smith not only...
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BRAINways Quest competition success

Congratulations to Madeleine Ambrose (Year 6), Clare Wanandy (Year 5) and Jasmine Williams (Year 4) came first overall, first in Science and Humanities and second in Maths at the BRAINways Quest competition held at the University of Tasmania on Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 November. One of the most anticipated academic competition across continents, the Quest provides opportunities for creativity, problem-solving and teamwork, offering the level of challenge that foster...
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2019 Art Awards

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Student Art Exhibition on Friday 15 November. Thank you to everyone in the College community who attended the night to admire and celebrate the amazing works of Years 9 - 12 students this year. The exhibition was a resounding success with lots of interesting discussions about the meaning and value of art, and great opening speeches. A beautiful and inspiring talk...
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2019 Southern Regional High School Basketball Tournament

2019 Southern Regional High School Basketball Tournament

It was a busy weekend for the four St Mary’s College Senior Basketball Teams playing in the Southern Regional Tournament at Kingborough Sports Centre.  In the Year 7-8 Division, our teams ended up playing each other in the Semi-Final after finishing 1st and 2nd in their respective pools. It was a very close game with both teams playing some great basketball and keeping the score within four points of each other until...
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CSIRO Gold CREST success

Congratulations to three Year 10 students who have been awarded prestigious CSIRO Gold CREST awards for 2019: Luzie Gillard, Jade Hay, and Shreya Karunakara.   To be eligible for this award, students must complete a project that makes an original contribution to a STEM field of study. Gold CREST Awards deepen the students' experience of open inquiry, through the undertaking of an investigation or project taking a minimum of 100 hours....
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2020 Back to School Toolkit

Get organised for the new school year!  It's happening fast! The 2020 school year is almost upon us, which means it's time to start thinking about book lists, uniform needs and the like.  All the information you need to get you ready for next year can be found by following the links below.  Please be sure to carefully read through the documents provided, as each contains important details that have...
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Your MindMatters survey

The Your MindMatters team invites our College community to participate in the survey below. www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJ55VSH Your MindMatters has been created to give parents, carers and students in our community access to reliable and useful information in an easily accessible format, including counsellors’ newsletter articles and reputable, user-friendly and informative resources that support mental health and wellbeing. For further information please go to www.smc.tas.edu.au/your-mind-matters/
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Celebrating the final week for Year 12

What a wonderful final week it was for our Year 12s. There were many embraces and teary eyes as they walked through the student guard of honour in the tradition of Belling Out. Congratulations to our Year 12s on their amazing St Mary's College journeys, we wish each student all the best for the future and ask them to be sure to stay in touch. We look forward to seeing...
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New canteen menu and operation

New canteen menu and operation

St Mary’s College has welcomed Canteen Manager, Phil Shanny to the College who will be providing healthy, delicious and nutritious food – all made onsite with sustainable packaging, free-range eggs and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a regular menu, the canteen will also be offering daily specials. Please check out the new canteen menu here and on the Qkr! app. As we move towards sustainability, it is important to...
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Junior School Basketball champions

Junior School Basketball champions

On the weekend of 19-20 October, the Southern Regional Junior School Championships were held at various venues across southern Tasmania. Kate Jordan and I (Fiona Rhodes) had the pleasure of attending and cheering on our girls as they competed against other southern primary schools throughout the weekend. St Mary’s College had three teams competing across the Years 5/6 and Years 3/4 Division 1 and 2 rosters. As you would expect,...
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1st Grade Basketball battles Marist in the final

1st Grade Basketball battles Marist in the final

Our 1st Grade Basketball team recently won their Southern SATIS roster, and qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3. St Mary’s started really well holding a slight lead going into the third quarter and it was evident that...
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1st Grade Hockey team takes home the win

1st Grade Hockey team takes home the win

This year our 1st Grade Hockey team won the Southern SATIS roster, and with that, qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Incidentally, Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3. The Hockey team was able to match Marist goal-for-goal until they capitalised on a penalty...
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Grace hits the stage for Disney

Grace Willis (Year 5) traveled to Newcastle recently to attend the National Musical Theatre Festival called Junior Theatre Celebration Australia (JTCOZ). She shares her experience below: 'The festival is hosted by iTheatrics which is the musical theatre part of the Disney Corporation. I went to Newcastle for eight days and had the opportunity to work with international industry icons – directors, producers, musicians and choreographers.  As part of this amazing...
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Secondary Teacher (Outdoor Education, Health and Physical Education and HaSS)

Ongoing position 1.0 FTE  Commencing 28 January 2020 Closing date: 27 October 2019 The College is seeking an outstanding Health and Physical Education, Outdoor Education and HaSS teacher to join its committed teaching staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and implementing a full educational teaching plan according to the College’s requirements. The ideal candidate will need to show a passion for teaching with a proven ability to...
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Communications Officer

Limited tenure position (Parental leave replacement) 1.0 FTE         30 October 2019 – 14 August 2020 Closing date: 20 October 2019 The College is seeking an enthusiastic and creative communicator with an eye for detail to join our Community Relations team. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently to engage our College community. This person will coordinate communications in a manner...
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Secondary Teacher (English and HaSS)

Limited tenure (Parental leave replacement) 0.57 FTE 28 January 2020 – 9 April 2020 Closing date: 27 October 2019 The College is seeking an outstanding and experienced maths and science teacher to join its committed teaching staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and implementing a full educational teaching plan according to the College’s requirements. The ideal candidate will need to show a passion for teaching with a...
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