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Name our SMC canteen competition

Name our SMC canteen competition

Our College canteen isn't like any other canteen. It’s sustainable, healthy and set up like our very own café. We have new menu items on a regular basis, barista-made hot beverages, reusable crockery and cutlery and a composting system.   We’d love to give our canteen a unique name that reflects the new style and how it connects with the St Mary’s school values.   Have an idea? Send in...
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Junior School pick-up and drop-off instructions

In full compliance with government guidelines the College will continue to restrict the number of adults on site. To support parents and carers with the safe drop-off and collection of their child/ren the following arrangements will be in place as of Monday 25 May: Kinder and Prep students  Please use hand sanitiser as you arrive, which is available at each gate. For drop-off, parents and carers are to enter through...
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Let’s get digital…

Our fabulous College Prefects have shared some useful strategies to help their fellow students successfully adapt to the learning from home environment.  The girls have joined forces - from a distance - to create an engaging and informative video, which can be viewed online via this link. Some of their excellent advice for staying productive includes maintaining a regular daily routine, minimising distractions in the environment and incorporating exercise into your...
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Entries open for Tasmanian Science Talent Search

The 2020 Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS) is up and running for Term 2 and beyond! This year's theme is 'Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans'. To give learners and their families access to opportunities for science investigations and scientific literacy, the TSTS is available to families supporting learning at home or blended learning. The competition is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Entry is...
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Book a Kinder tour

We are excited to announce that St Mary's College is accepting enrolments for the first girls-only Kinder class in 2021. While changing to girls-only in the early years is new for St Mary’s, the College has been leading the way in girls' education for decades, having girls-only classes from Year 3 to Year 12 on the one, central campus. Kinder at St Mary's College is a wonderful place for children....
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Parent and Carer COVID-19 email communication

Please find below a record of all recent communications sent to parents and carers via email regarding COVID-19. Some communication has also been provided in The Fountain newsletter and on Facebook. Please use these as a reference guide. 17 June 2020: From the Principal: Update #12 25 May 2020: From the Principal: Letter from Minister to Year 11 and 12 students 22 May 2020: From the Principal: Parent Update #11...
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Supporting children during the COVID-19 outbreak

Supporting children during the COVID-19 outbreak

Adapting to a new reality with your children Parents and carers may find the following resources helpful in supporting their children who may be feeling anxious and/or stressed due to the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  We answer kids' questions! with the ABC Listen app 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 Talking to Teens about COVID-19 Helping Your Child Develop Coping Skills for Stress COVID-19 and Self Care Dealing with...
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Bus timetable information

For students needing to travel on the bus from the start of Term 2, Metro-operated ‘school day only’ general access services and Metro’s urban school bus services will operate from Monday 27 April 2020. All timetabled public bus services marked as S – operates on school days only will operate to the normal term weekday route and timetable unless otherwise shown on the Metro website. Any school bus route numbered between Routes...
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Learning from home

St Mary's College will share key learning from home information with parents, carers and students via the links below, with a dedicated page for Junior School and Senior School. For all reference information, please visit the pages below. Junior School learning at home Senior School learning at home Here are some practical, fun tips for learning from home. We hope you find these useful!   
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Junior School learning at home

Please view the relevant learning from home guidelines for your child/ren's Year level below: Term 2 learning at home guidelines for Kinder families Term 2 learning at home guidelines for Prep families Term 2 learning at home guidelines for Year 1 and 2 families Term 2 learning at home guidelines for Year 3 and 4 families Term 2 guidelines for Learning at home for Year 5 and 6 families Term...
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Senior School learning at home

Term 2 approach We resumed school on Monday 27 April for the start of Term 2. We are continuing the learning at home program. We realise that by the end of any holiday period parents are often keen to send their child or children back to school, and the kids are usually as keen, but it is really important that we continue to prioritise flattening the curve, and have students...
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Term 1 ends Friday 3 April

As part of Catholic Education Tasmania and in line with the Department of Education, St Mary’s College will have four additional student-free days in the lead up to the scheduled Easter break. The last day of Term 1 for students will be on Friday 3 April. These additional student-free days will provide crucial time for essential preparation and planning for staff to be able to provide home learning opportunities for...
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Remembering the importance of self-care

If you haven't had a chance to flick through this fortnight's edition of The Fountain newsletter, why not fix yourself a hot cuppa and take a moment to read through our Counsellors' latest article, included below.  To follow our Counsellors' Blog, please visit the following link on our website: https://www.smc.tas.edu.au/counsellors-blog/ We have all been bombarded with communication surrounding the Coronavirus, and information regarding making preparations to manage the epidemic, but very...
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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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