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Exploring world of mask theatre

Year 9 students have recently been exploring the world of mask in theatre, looking at traditional Commedia Dell’Arte masks, Basel masks and contemporary full-face character masks.  Students have enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with character with a focus on non-verbal physicalisation.     
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Term 2 sport registrations and carnivals

Term 2 sport registrations and carnivals

All Junior and Senior School Term 2 Sport Registrations are now open. Please note even though all Term 1 sports have been suspended, the College will still go ahead with Term 2 registrations at this stage. A decision on the rosters and other major events and carnivals will be made closer to the start of the term. Junior School The JSSATIS sport offered this term in the Junior School is...
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Year 9 Visual Arts masterpieces

Our Year 9 Visual Arts students have been exploring the natural world and how human life impacts upon it. Under the expert guidance of Anna Berger, students have been working on coloured pastel drawings of endangered species. Layer by luxurious layer, students have worked meticulously to capture the texture of each animal’s unique coat and markings to pay homage to their beauty. An impressive first project for their elective, the...
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Advice to parents: novel coronavirus

In light of the recent developments in relation to Novel Coronavirus we wanted to provide parents and carers with an update.   Please view the Novel Coronavirus schools and families update here. In accordance with current advice, children should not attend school if they: Have been told by Public Health to stay in home isolation; Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus; or Have left or transited...
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Performing Arts announcements

It's a hive of activity in the St Mary's College Performing Arts Department with Music and Drama students busily rehearsing for upcoming performances.  The following students are to be commended on their first live music performance at the College's Families Welcome Evening on 19 February: Cecilia Hutchinson (Year 10) Eliza Smith (Year 10) Ava Thomsett (Year 9) Estella Edwards (Year 9) All Drama students are using their creative imaginations to...
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Students mark start of Lenten season

Students mark start of Lenten season

On Wednesday 26 February the College gathered as part of God's family for Ash Wednesday Liturgies to mark the beginning of the Lenten journey and to reflect and pray together.  The sign of the cross was marked in blessed ashes on our foreheads as we learnt about the meaning of Lent. We also spoke about kindness and how each class will raise money for Project Compassion, Caritas' annual Lenten appeal. 
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Kinder enrolments closing soon

Kinder enrolments closing soon

St Mary’s College is accepting applications for the first girls-only Kinder class for 2021. In an exciting move for our school’s future, St Mary’s College will mark a milestone in its history with Kinder in 2021 as we continue to specialise in girls early childhood education. In the early years, we teach our girls in a framework of belonging, being and becoming. The Kinder program at the College is designed...
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Students have a blast at Big Splash

St Mary's College Senior School students showed how teamwork makes the dreamwork at yesterday's Big Splash carnival (Tuesday 3 March).  House spirit and strong competition were present from the rainbow hues of House costumes, the cheering and the wonderful participation in a range of water challenges and events.  Thank you to staff, House Captains and everyone who was involved in the organisation and running of the day. 
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What is coaching?

In 2020 we are very fortunate to have secured a grant for a twelve-month coaching program for our Aboriginal students. This is an exciting new initiative designed to support our students maximise their personal potential. Meg Barker, who is new to St Mary’s, has been appointed to work with selected students until the end of the school year. Meg has spent her career working within the recruitment profession supporting individuals...
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2019/2020 Tasmanian Rowing clubs championship results

Spectators witnessed the outstanding achievements of our rowers at the 2019/2020 Tasmanian clubs championship held last weekend at Lake Barrington.   Congratulations to all rowers for your amazing efforts.   Key results from the championships are as follows: Kate Oliver was part of the winning Under 21 coxed four. Kate Oliver, Sophie E Robinson and Maddison lamb were part of the Under 21 winning eight. Phoebe Teale was part of...
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Setting new leadership goals

In the January school holidays, Hannah and I travelled to Sydney for the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia's Student Leadership Conference. It was exciting to attend the largest all-girls leadership event like this in Australia, at The Women’s College, University of Sydney from 14 - 17 January. We joined 177 students from 81 girls’ schools worldwide, from across Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and the United States. Over the...
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Open Day

Open Day on Thursday 2 April has been postponed to support social distance measures and in the interest of the health and safety of our community.  For enrolment enquiries please contact Fiona Medwin, Enrolment Officer via (03) 6108 2560 or enrol@smc.tas.edu.au.
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Rowing Cocktail Party and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Rowing Cocktail Party and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Current and past supporters of the SMC/SVC/GYC Rowing Club are warmly invited to attend the club's third annual cocktail party, which will be held on Saturday 7 March from 7.30pm at the New Town Bay Rowing Centre.  It's set to be a fantastic night out that will include entertainment, delicious canapes and a silent auction fundraiser, with some exciting prizes up for grabs.  Tickets are $35 per person (which includes a...
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Rowers take on Regatta challenge

Rowers take on Regatta challenge

Well done to all rowers who bravely took on the cool waters of the Franklin while competing in the recent Southern Schools Regatta (15–16 February).  All rowers put on a strong team performance and should be commended for their efforts during the two-day event.  Congratulations to our students who came second in the Open Eight and Under 16 Eight — these are fantastic results! 
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Junior swimmers make a splash

Junior swimmers make a splash

Congratulations to all Year 3–6 students who participated in the Junior School Swimming Carnival at the Clarence YMCA Aquatic Centre on Thursday 13 February.                                     There was a great deal of colour, camaraderie and House spirit on display as students cheered each other on from the sidelines and chanted their House anthems with...
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Catholic Education Commission Tasmania Recognition Awards 

The College wishes to congratulate the following staff members for their outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Tasmania.  Jenny Noble, Extension Program Teacher (Junior School) – Outstanding Service as an Employee within Catholic Education Deearne Spaulding, Learning Support Coordinator (Senior School) and Year 11–12 English Applied Teacher – Outstanding Service as an Employee within Catholic Education Jenny and Deearne will both be formally acknowledged and presented with their awards at a...
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Announcement of 2020 student leadership

We are delighted to share our St Mary's College Prefects for 2020.  The group will be led by Head Prefect, Amy Prokopiec and Deputy Head Prefects, Lucy Eade and Hannah O’Connell.                       Congratulations to our Prefects for 2020: Amy Prokopiec – Head Prefect) Hannah O’Connell (Deputy) – Senior School Lucy Eade (Deputy) – Communications Ruby Banks – Nagle House Gabriella Colavecchio...
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