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Prep to Year 2 Fun Day 7.11.18

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Kinder Athletics Fun Day 31.10.18

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Crazy Sock Day 24.10.18

Crazy Sock Day 24.10.18

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Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge award recipients

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge award recipients

Congratulations to the following Year 3-12 students who received awards in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, which was held at the College last month. Junior School  Distinction Year 3-4 Ava Baker Meg Brewer Laine Debnam Jade Frais Izabella Jankowiak Charlotte Poulson Billie Salter Sarah Thomas Leni Vagg Year 5-6 Madeleine Ambrose Lili Castellana Amelia Dickman Adalia Hauler Isabelle Hoggett Grace Marshall Stella Menjivar Tina Purves Jessica Smith Credit Year 3-4...
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SMC Alumni Mass and Annual General Meeting

SMC Alumni Mass and Annual General Meeting

Mark your diaries! The St Mary's College Alumni Association will be holding its Alumni Mass and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 3 November. Mass in the St Mary's Cathedral will commence at 12.00pm followed by afternoon tea ($20) - including bubbles - and the AGM from 2.30pm at the College. The meeting is a great opportunity for SMC alumni to meet up with old and new faces and share...
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150 faces for 150 years

150 faces for 150 years

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the '150 Faces of St Mary's College' book launch on Wednesday 17 October.   The evening was wonderful celebration of our St Mary's College community and the hard work of College Archivist, Margaret Rootes. Marg has spent the best part of three years researching, interviewing subjects and writing the publication, with many all-nighters pulled to ensure the book made it to the...
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Year 6 takes on Canberra

Year 6 takes on Canberra

As part of our Year 6 educational program, students study the qualities of good leadership and the importance of democracy. On Sunday 23 September our Year 6 classes embarked on a five-day educational tour of Canberra, where they participated in a variety of programs focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The packed program included a visit to both the old and new houses of Parliament, the National Gallery,...
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SMC/SVC/GYC Rowing Club Cocktail Party – tickets still available

All current and past supporters of the SMC/SVC/GYC Rowing Club are warmly invited to attend the club’s second annual cocktail party, which will be held this Saturday 20 October from 7.00pm at the New Town Bay Rowing Centre. It's set to be a fantastic night out, with highlights to include live entertainment by the Janelle Stowe trio, canapes, a free drink upon arrival and a silent auction fundraiser, with some...
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150th Anniversary Grand Bazaar – the countdown is on!

150th Anniversary Grand Bazaar – the countdown is on!

Excitement is mounting at St Mary’s College with just four days to go until our Grand Bazaar makes its long-awaited debut on Sunday 21 October. The Parents and Friends Association is working tirelessly around the clock to put the finishing touches on the jam-packed program, which will run from 11.00am-2.00pm on the College Green (‘top ground’).  Giant Trailer Hamper Raffle A big thank you to all families and staff who...
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Junior School mural in the making

Junior School mural in the making

Local artist Tom O'Hern has created a bit of a stir at the College this week.  The reason? He has started work on a mural in the Junior School line-up area, which will be completed during the school term. Inspired by the names of our Junior School classes, the painting will feature native Australian flora and fauna, such as wallabies, wombats, bluegum and wattle. Students and staff are looking forward...
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Vinnies Quiz Night 2018

Vinnies Quiz Night 2018

Let's get quizzical for a good cause! Come along and put your knowledge to the test at the St Mary's College Young Vinnies Quiz Night. Students, parents, staff, alumni and friends of the College are invited to join us this Thursday 18 October at 6.00pm in the Mary Morgan Wing for a fun-filled evening of healthy competition and comradery. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from the...
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Mindfulness for children (and adults) and the benefits

Recently a few staff members from the Junior School participated in mindfulness training for children. The training program, titled ‘Peaceful Kids’, revealed to our staff that practising mindfulness has the potential to deliver the following benefits: Minimise symptoms of anxiety and stress. Minimise anxiety symptoms occurring in the future. Build emotional resilience. Empower children to self-manage their anxiety. Teach children to ‘self-calm’. Improve sleeping patterns. Improve concentration, attention and memory....
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Celebrating Mental Health Week

Celebrating Mental Health Week

St Mary's College is celebrating Mental Health Week (October 7-13) during the school holidays.  To promote the value of mental health and wellbeing in our school community, we are encouraging SMC staff and students to share photos that show how they are choosing to unwind during the school break, using the hashtag #smconabreak.  From relaxing activities such as gardening, swimming and playing with pets; connecting with nature and green spaces;...
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St Mary’s College Undergraduate Scholarship

St Mary’s College Undergraduate Scholarship

The Australian National University is offering scholarships valued at $5,000 per annum to prospective students from St Mary's College who demonstrate strong academic merit, community involvement and leadership potential.  The aim of the scholarship, which is valid for the duration of the student's undergraduate degree, is to support commencing students who must move away from home in order to undertake an undergraduate degree at ANU.  To be eligible for the...
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Term 3, 2018 sports update

Term 3, 2018 sports update

Senior School sports Victorious state hockey win for 1st Grade champions What a game! SMC's 1st Grade hockey players took on Marist Regional College in their SATIS grand final at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre on September 21, winning 4-1. This is the third year in a row that the College has taken home the trophy as state champions. Congratulations to the victorious team on a fantastic season! Goal scorers were:...
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Grand Bazaar donation day

Grand Bazaar donation day

The latest news on the 150th Anniversary Grand Bazaar! Sunday 21 October, 11.00am-2.00pm Trailer raffle On Friday 28 September, your son or daughter will bring home a raffle book to sell, with the prize being a trailer full of groceries. Tickets are $2 each and there are 20 tickets in the book. Monday 15 October Cake plates for the 'Cake and Make Stall' will be distributed to the youngest child...
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150 Faces of St Mary’s College book launch

150 Faces of St Mary’s College book launch

You are warmly invited to join us for the book launch of 150 Faces of St Mary’s College. Written and researched by College Archivist, Margaret Rootes, this special publication features images and stories about 150 men and women who have made significant contributions to the College during its 150 years of operation. Marg skillfully brings to life the '150 Faces' profiled within the book, as she weaves together anecdotes, memories...
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2019 School Term Dates

The below table lists the term dates for the 2019 school year.  For the most up-to-date timings, please refer to the online College calendar, which you can access on our website by clicking on this link.   2019 Term Dates Term 1 commences Monday 4 February Kinder Wallabies Group A Kinder Wallabies Group B Year 7s, Year 11s, Year 12 Prefects & New Year 8-12 students Term 1 concludes Friday...
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