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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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2019 State Basketball Tournament results

The St Mary’s College Senior School Basketball Teams had a brilliant weekend in Launceston at the State Basketball Tournament. The Year 7-8 team qualified for the final but just couldn’t get a win over a very strong St Brendan-Shaw College outfit who boasted a number of State representatives. In the Year 9-10 Girls Division, St Mary’s College defeated favourites St Brendan-Shaw College to earn a spot in the finals against...
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Junior Athletics results

On Thursday 14 November in very windy and chilly conditions the Junior Athletics team headed to the Domain Athletic Centre for the first of our inter-school carnivals, the Junior Southern Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (JSSATIS) carnival. The wind was a major factor in every event and everyone truly went one pace beyond with their amazing resilience and character. Everyone did their very best in such trying weather. Jess Smith not only...
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BRAINways Quest competition success

Congratulations to Madeleine Ambrose (Year 6), Clare Wanandy (Year 5) and Jasmine Williams (Year 4) came first overall, first in Science and Humanities and second in Maths at the BRAINways Quest competition held at the University of Tasmania on Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 November. One of the most anticipated academic competition across continents, the Quest provides opportunities for creativity, problem-solving and teamwork, offering the level of challenge that foster...
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2019 Art Awards

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Student Art Exhibition on Friday 15 November. Thank you to everyone in the College community who attended the night to admire and celebrate the amazing works of Years 9 - 12 students this year. The exhibition was a resounding success with lots of interesting discussions about the meaning and value of art, and great opening speeches. A beautiful and inspiring talk...
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2019 Southern Regional High School Basketball Tournament

2019 Southern Regional High School Basketball Tournament

It was a busy weekend for the four St Mary’s College Senior Basketball Teams playing in the Southern Regional Tournament at Kingborough Sports Centre.  In the Year 7-8 Division, our teams ended up playing each other in the Semi-Final after finishing 1st and 2nd in their respective pools. It was a very close game with both teams playing some great basketball and keeping the score within four points of each other until...
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CSIRO Gold CREST success

Congratulations to three Year 10 students who have been awarded prestigious CSIRO Gold CREST awards for 2019: Luzie Gillard, Jade Hay, and Shreya Karunakara.   To be eligible for this award, students must complete a project that makes an original contribution to a STEM field of study. Gold CREST Awards deepen the students' experience of open inquiry, through the undertaking of an investigation or project taking a minimum of 100 hours....
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2020 Back to School Toolkit

Stay organised in the new school year!  The 2020 school year is here! All the information you need to for the new school year can be found by following the links below.  Please be sure to carefully read through the documents provided, as each contains important details. Bell timetable  Click on the link below to view and download our 2020 bell timetable for the Junior and Senior Schools. Term dates...
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Your MindMatters survey

The Your MindMatters team invites our College community to participate in the survey below. www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJ55VSH Your MindMatters has been created to give parents, carers and students in our community access to reliable and useful information in an easily accessible format, including counsellors’ newsletter articles and reputable, user-friendly and informative resources that support mental health and wellbeing. For further information please go to www.smc.tas.edu.au/your-mind-matters/
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Celebrating the final week for Year 12

What a wonderful final week it was for our Year 12s. There were many embraces and teary eyes as they walked through the student guard of honour in the tradition of Belling Out. Congratulations to our Year 12s on their amazing St Mary's College journeys, we wish each student all the best for the future and ask them to be sure to stay in touch. We look forward to seeing...
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New canteen menu and operation

New canteen menu and operation

St Mary’s College has welcomed Canteen Manager, Phil Shanny to the College who will be providing healthy, delicious and nutritious food – all made onsite with sustainable packaging, free-range eggs and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a regular menu, the canteen will also be offering daily specials. Please check out the new canteen menu here and on the Qkr! app. As we move towards sustainability, it is important to...
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Junior School Basketball champions

Junior School Basketball champions

On the weekend of 19-20 October, the Southern Regional Junior School Championships were held at various venues across southern Tasmania. Kate Jordan and I (Fiona Rhodes) had the pleasure of attending and cheering on our girls as they competed against other southern primary schools throughout the weekend. St Mary’s College had three teams competing across the Years 5/6 and Years 3/4 Division 1 and 2 rosters. As you would expect,...
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1st Grade Basketball battles Marist in the final

1st Grade Basketball battles Marist in the final

Our 1st Grade Basketball team recently won their Southern SATIS roster, and qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3. St Mary’s started really well holding a slight lead going into the third quarter and it was evident that...
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1st Grade Hockey team takes home the win

1st Grade Hockey team takes home the win

This year our 1st Grade Hockey team won the Southern SATIS roster, and with that, qualified for the 2019 State SATIS Winter Sport Finals. Incidentally, Marist Regional College did the same in the Northern SATIS competitions which meant we had a lovely five-hour bus trip up to Burnie on the last Wednesday of Term 3. The Hockey team was able to match Marist goal-for-goal until they capitalised on a penalty...
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