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State Primary Basketball Championships

State Primary Basketball Championships

After taking out first place in the Southern Primary School Championships in October, the Year 4 girls team along with their families travelled to Burnie on November 15- 16, to compete in the State Championships.As the only team  in their age group to travel from the South of the state, the girls faced a tough challenge playing against the best of the best from the North and North West.A comfortable win...
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Basketball Championships

Basketball Championships

The SMC Year 9/10 girls finished third at the Tasmanian State High Schools Basketball tournament at the end of November at Kingston. This was an awesome effort considering the team finished third at the Southern Regional Championships a month or so back.We won three games and lost one but just missed out on playing in the Grand Final on percentage.  We lost our first game to Sacred Heart by about 20 and then...
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Leavers’ Dinner 2014

Leavers’ Dinner 2014

On Friday 28 November the Year 12 class of 2014 celebrated another rite of passage - their Year 12 Leavers' Dinner. Cameras, sequins, laughter, tears and dancing - the event had it all! They were no longer girls, but lovely young women, who all looked so glamorous and classy dressed in their finery. The Year 12s had a great night and their parents, significant others and partners were delighted to...
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2014 SMC AGM & Mass

2014 SMC AGM & Mass

On Saturday 8 November, the St Mary’s College Past Scholars’ Association held its annual Mass and AGM/Reunion. The day started with a Mass at midday, followed by a chatwith old friends over afternoon tea and champagne in the Student Resource Centre before the AGM. Along with our dedicated AGM regulars, it was fantastic to see some new faces and those that have returned after a brief absence. A group vote...
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SMC 2014 Art Exhibition

SMC 2014 Art Exhibition

The evening of November 11 saw the opening of the annual St Mary’s College Art Exhibition in St Peter’s Hall. We were honoured to have Minister for the Arts, Dr Vanessa Goodwin, officially open the exhibition, which featured works from Year 9-12 students of Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design and New Media. Proud friends and family had the opportunity to view student artworks on display in St Peter’s Hall and the Art Block...
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Year 5 Leadership Day

Year 5 Leadership Day

On November 14, eight students from Year 5 were chosen to attend a leadership day at Mt Carmel College. A representative from Caritas spoke to us about good leadership skills, how lucky we are and what good leaders need. What most surprised me was that out of five categories, from the poorest to the richest people in the world, we are some of the richest. We are really lucky to...
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Remembrance Day Poems

Remembrance Day Poems

On Tuesday 11 November, the College commemorated Remembrance Day with one minute's silence, along with the rest of the Nation. Several classes focused on the special day with various units of work, with Mrs Lack's Year 4 Blue Gums' class choosing to reflect with poetry. A copy of Millie Lane and Charlotte Rafferty's poems can be viewed below:         Red poppies grow all over Flanders' fields where...
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Second-hand Book Sales for 2015

Second-hand Book Sales for 2015

St Mary's College is once again running second-hand textbook sales for the 2015 school year. When to bring books: Students take books to the 11/12 Common Room from 10.35am on Wednesday 10 December. Every book must have an envelope with the name and Home Room of the owner in the front cover. (envelopes will be provided) When to buy books: Thursday 11 December, 2014 10.30am - 1.00pm and 3.00 - 4.00pm Venue:...
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Junior School Orientation Days & Class Teachers for 2015

Junior School Orientation Days & Class Teachers for 2015

On Monday 24 November we will host an orientation morning for our Kindergarten students commencing next year. On Wednesday 3 December all students in Years P – 6 will join their new year group and classroom teacher for a ‘step up’ morning. At this time we take the opportunity to meet new students to the College in each year level and have a taster session of the exciting learning experiences that...
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Community Serive Announcement November 19

The National Theatre Drama School Scholarship The National Theatre Drama School (Melbourne) is very pleased to announce that, courtesy of the generosity of the Gerda Nicolson Trust, a scholarship to the value of $5,000 will be available in 2015 to a student currently resident in Tasmania who successfully auditions for the School’s nationally-accredited Advanced Diploma of Acting course. The course aims to prepare graduates for entry into the Performing Arts...
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JSSATIS Winners

JSSATIS Winners

Congratulations to the SMC Junior Athletics team who had a fantastic day at the JSSATIS Athletics Carnival on November 7. There were some outstanding performances from our girls on the track and in the field, with many ribbons won and even several records broken.Well done in particular to Cecelia Hutchinson who broke the Year 4 record in both High Jump and Long Jump. Congratulations also to the record breaking Year...
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SMC Junior Athletics Representatives

SMC Junior Athletics Representatives

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent St Mary’s at the JSSATIS and STCPSSA Athletics Carnivals on Friday 7 and 14 November at the Domain Athletics Centre.Year 6Ruby Banks, Kate Oliver, Grace Molnar, Laura Scott, Charlotte Farrer-Baily, Kate Edwards, Olivia Hanslow, Hannah O’Connell, Lucy Eade, Alice Hills, Holly Stewe, Amy Prokopiec andGabriella Collavecchio.Year 5Sophie Robinson, Chelsea French, Isabella Green, Phoebe Teale, Delphine Spaulding, Mia Barwick, Abigail...
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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

The 2014 Junior School Athletics Carnival final placings are as follows:1st Nagle 667pts2nd Manresa 444pts3rd Presentation 439pts4th College 394ptsA new initiative this year is the Athletics Year Group Champion and Runner Up Champion (points allocated from both track and field events participated in). They will receive a medallion. The 2014 Inaugural Champions are:Year 3 - Vara Marunda (15pts), RU - Lily Ransley (7pts)Year 4 - Cecelia Hutchinson (20pts), RU -...
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Southern Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the girls that competed in the Southern Basketball Championships over the long weekend on October 26-27. Both senior teams (Year 7/8 and Year 9/10) finished a very respectful 3rd place which makes them eligible to compete in the State Finals at Kingston Basketball Stadium on the weekend of November 29-30. The feedback that was received from both coaches is worth a mention:“The girls were wonderful, well-mannered and tried...
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Important ATAR Information for Year 11, 2015 & Beyond

ATARs (Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranks) are used in admissions to universities in Australia. Information about ATAR including scaling and related issues is available at http://www.tqa.tas.gov.au/1549 and http://www.tqa.tas.gov.au/0472 The Academic Senate of the University of Tasmania has decided that from 2016 onwards, to be eligible for the calculation of an ATAR (and to qualify for entrance to Universities across Australia), students will have to have met the standards for the award...
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Community Service Announcement 5.10.14

Sustainable Living Festival When: November 8-9, 10.00am - 4.00pm Where: Princes Wharf 1 Hobart Cost: $5 (includes free SLT membership) entry free for kids and SLT members What: Festival events include Circus skills workshops and kids hub, expert sustainable living information and advice, delicious cooking demos using local produce, Saturday night Festival Party 6.00pm-9.oopm, informative talks and workshops, live performances and art installations & sustainability film series with BOFA More...
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Socktober

Socktober

St Mary's Junior School students attempted to 'sock it to poverty' in Jamaica this World Mission Month, by participting in Crazy Sock Day and Juice For Jamaica on Friday 31 October. Socks of all colours and patterns could be seen around the College and some weren't even on students' feet! There was also a Juice for Jamaica stall run by the Year 6 Fundraising Ministers during lunch to raise funds...
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School of St Jude Visit

School of St Jude Visit

On November 3, the College had a visit from Felix, a Masai Warrior, to raise awareness about the School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania. It was a great way to see faith and mission in action. The School of St Jude is a charity funded school that provides a free, high-quality primary and secondary education to over 1,800 of the poorest and brightest children in the region of Arusha,...
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New Qkr Payment App

New Qkr Payment App

St Mary's College has a new smartphone payment app that will make paying for school fees, canteen items and uniform items easier than ever before. It's called Qkr! (pronounced 'quicker') by MasterCard. View the video explaining how Qkr! works and how to install it here. For further information on how to install Qkr! view the pdf instructions or follow the individual steps below.   Step by step instructions   To download app...
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SMC P-2 & Kinder Athletics Carnivals

SMC P-2 & Kinder Athletics Carnivals

On October 22 and October 29 the SMC P-2 and Kinder Athletics Carnivals were held on the College Green. Though the forecast was for rainy weather, we were blessed with sunshine on both days and even had to get out the sunscreen! Students had a fantastic time with buddy races, egg and spoon races, sprints and sack races. As usual, the parent races were also a highlight.View more photos from...
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