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Science student profile – Caitlin Marr

What do you enjoy most about science? I enjoy the problem-solving side of science. It’s as if you are viewing the world as a puzzle, and by using science, the answers can be found. I love to investigate and solve things, so science really appeals to me in that aspect. When did you first start enjoying and feeling connected to science? I’ve loved science my whole life. I read encyclopedias...
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Ways to limit your water usage

Ways to limit your water usage

Water scarcity is an issue affecting the whole world, but it is especially prominent here in Australia. Australia has always been prone to droughts, however in recent years these have become more frequent and severe. Earlier this year, almost all capital cities in Australia had water restrictions in place, limiting how you could use your water. Water scarcity is a major issue for us because, in addition to Australia being...
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Italian Language student profile – Miranda Guy

What do you enjoy most about Italian? I enjoy the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into a different culture, and the ability to communicate and connect with people that I may not have met without learning Italian. I’ve found that learning Italian has cultivated a deeper appreciation for other cultures, arts and traditions in me; and has helped me gain perspective on those I’m accustomed to as well. When...
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Open Day 2020

We are excited to announce our Open Day in 2020 has been scheduled for Thursday 27 August. Tours depart regularly between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Come and see us on a regular day at the College, and learn about opportunities for girls. Applications are welcome for all Years, however places in Kinder and Year 3 2021, and Year 7 2022 are filling fast. Further information about enrolment can be found at...
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Science Profile – Amelie Cox

What do you enjoy most about science? The thing I most enjoy about science is learning about how and why things happen, and ways to make the world better. It is very interesting learning about how things work in our world, especially when they are around you every day. However, the most rewarding and enjoyable thing about science is when scientists come up with ways to improve our world. Whether...
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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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