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Senior and Junior School photos reminder

We wish to remind families it is Senior School photo day this coming Tuesday 18 February and Junior School (Prep - Year 6) photo day this coming Wednesday 19 February. Photos are only available online this year.   To order your school photos for both individual children and families, please log on to www.leadingimage.com.au and access St Mary’s College with our school access key V6YU847G. Packages are available to order with...
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Reimbursement option for Chinese Made Easy for Kids

Due to indefinite shipping delays from China, Chinese Made Easy for Kids cannot be supplied from Office Max Winc. We apologise for any inconvenience. Staff have discussed the impact to families and have decided to remove it from the required textbooks for 2020 for Year 7 and Year 8 students. In light of this, we would like to offer to buy back Chinese Made Easy for Kids with a valid...
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Advice to parents: novel coronavirus

We hold the safety of students and staff with the utmost importance and would like to provide you with additional details about novel coronavirus. For information about the novel coronavirus provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, please read here. While we do not wish to disrupt families or cause unnecessary alarm, the College will adopt a similar approach to many other schools who may have students who have visited the affected...
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Junior School Swimming Carnival preparations

Junior School Swimming Carnival preparations

Our annual Junior School Swimming Carnival will be held on Thursday 13 February (Week 2) at the Clarence YMCA Aquatic Centre, commencing at 9.30am.  It is expected that all students participate in the carnival. If your child cannot participate for any reason, please contact their class teacher.  We encourage parents to discuss with their daughter/s the events she will enter. As the College uses the full 50m pool for the 50m events, only those students...
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Term 1 sport registrations now open

Term 1 sport registrations now open

Would you like to play sport with St Mary's College?  As a member of the Southern Sport Association of Tasmania Independent Schools (SSATIS), St Mary's offers a range of after-school sports for all students in Year 1–12.  Junior School  In the Junior School, the sports available this term are soccer, tennis and flippa ball. All the relevant information for each sport and the days they are played can be found...
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Jane Sutcliffe joins SMC Counselling team

Welcome to the 2020 school year. St Mary's College is excited to introduce and warmly welcome our new Year 7–12 Counsellor, Jane Sutcliffe, pictured, who will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Jane comes to us with a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours and a Master of (Clinical) Psychology, University of Tasmania. Role of the School Counsellor at SMC There are many new families to St Mary's College...
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Year 10 Meningococcal Immunisation Letter

Year 10 Meningococcal Immunisation Letter
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Advice to parents: Novel coronavirus

We hold the safety of students and staff with the utmost importance and following advice from Catholic Education Tasmania, we would like to provide you with further information about Novel coronavirus. For detailed information about the Novel coronavirus provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, please read here. While we do not wish to disrupt families or cause unnecessary alarm, the College will adopt a similar approach to many...
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Families welcome event, 19 February

Save the date for a social evening to warmly welcome new families to the St Mary’s College community on Wednesday 19 February on the College Green. This event is a wonderful opportunity for new and existing families of the College to meet and mingle with one another and make some new friends. Please refer to the below invitation for more information and RSVP details. We look forward to seeing you...
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2020 Back to School Order delivery delays

As we start the new school year, we wish to inform parents/carers there have been some unexpected delays to the 2020 Back to School Order deliveries. We have been informed by our supplier some families will experience delays with receiving their orders. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your back to school preparations. Please know we are doing everything possible to remedy this and to ensure families...
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Winner of ABC Heywire Story Writing Competition

'We had another chance in another country — after my family had fallen to pieces'. Joly Karabite (Year 12) has shared her moving story on how she came to call Tasmania home and was named as one of the winners of the ABC Heywire Story Writing Competition. Joly will travel to Canberra as part of her prize and work with other students from around Australia in February. We congratulate Joly...
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Get ready for back to school

Get ready for the new school year with the 2020 Back to School Toolkit, which includes book lists, uniform, fee information and more here. Additionally, there’s still time to sign up for the Senior School BYOD Enrolment sessions this week. The St Mary’s College ICT team are running the BYOD Enrolment sessions for Senior School students on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January at 9am, 10am, 11am and 12pm. Help...
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St Mary’s College students make the top 100

Congratulations to Year 12 graduates Eloise Clark, Chloe Cooper, Eloise Deconinck and Saakshi Dhakal who achieved a Tertiary Entrance Score in the top 100 in Tasmania. We are very proud of our students who completed their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and these young women have achieved exceptional results. We wish all our graduates every success in their future endeavours and a well-deserved break over the Christmas holiday period.
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Order in the Supreme Court

During Term 4, Year 9 students studying Law and Politics have been learning about the justice system, including the role of the courts. In this unit, they have discussed a range of justice issues in the Australian court system and investigated their own choice of court case, judging whether the justice system has upheld the rule of law principles. On Monday 25 November, they were lucky enough to attend a...
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Australian Catholic Youth Festival

St Mary’s College students Alyssa Lee (Year 10) and Gloria Wani (Year 9) attended the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth along with Sharon Lawler and Daniel de la Motte from 8 - 12 December 2019. The festival provided a range of experiences for young people from around the country including singing, dancing, inspirational speakers, prayer, mass and heaps of time to get to know new people. Our students shared...
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Year 12 Leavers’ Dinner memories

Our lovely Year 12 students had a wonderful night celebrating at their Leavers' Dinner and looked amazing. View some of the beautiful photos taken by Tracy Vagg here, www.smc.tas.edu.au/photos/
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Joly Karabite gets shipshape for big sea adventure

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets in our recent College fundraiser to provide Christmas hamper donations and support student, Joly Karabite (Year 11) in the Windeward Bound Trust Youth Leadership Challenge. The fundraiser has supplied Joly with the required equipment to help undertake her journey, departing today, Wednesday 11 December. Along with the cupcakes sold last month (pictured), Joly and the College raised $562, thanks to the support...
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Kindness at Christmas

St Mary's College Junior School was honoured to be invited to prepare the Christmas decorations for this year's Henry Jones Art Hotel Christmas Tree. As part of their Christmas program, Henry Jones Art Hotel gifted St Mary's College with $1,000 to donate to the charities of their choice. The students selected the Catholic Care Family Assistance Christmas hampers initiative and the Sacred Heart Catholic School Geeveston fundraiser for bushfire affected...
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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. 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 make it 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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