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Splash Carnival

The Big Splash Carnival is almost here! For more information on the Big Splash Carnival, held at Glenorchy Pool on Friday 27 February view the following notice:
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Anecdotes from the Archives – Money Matters…

Anecdotes from the Archives – Money Matters…

Very little is known about the finances involved in the construction of St Mary’s College, or indeed the money involved in preparing and outfitting the original nine women who left Fermoy, Ireland, for Hobart, in 1866. (When I travel to Europe in the next couple of years, I intend to research this subject in Ireland!) Research does show that the Sisters threw themselves on the mercy of the public by...
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Maths@SMC

Maths@SMC

2015 will see some changes in the resources for our students.  Each mathematics class has a virtual classroom which has been developed for students. These classrooms contain the yearly program that shows what your child is studying during the year and can be used when students are away for long periods of time. The classroom also contains detailed unit plans, assignments and revision work as preparation for assessment.  Get your...
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Senior School Swimming Trials & the Swimming Team

Any girls interested in being selected in the swimming team this year can collect a notice from the HPE office.  Some classes will have the opportunity to be involved in swimming trials in PE.  Those classes are: 10th February – all year 7 11th February – 8B (teaching group) 13th February – 9A and 9B Girls are to wear their SMC Sports uniform to school and bring bathers (no string...
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Metro Bus Announcement

Metro Bus Announcement

The Transfer Bus Pass pictured below should not be used for transfers to or from Metro services and will therefore not be accepted as a valid ticket by Metro from the beginning of the 2015 school year. The function of the card is to provide free travel to and from school. If a student qualifies for free travel on Metro services, they will be issued a student bus pass for...
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No rest for St Mary’s College students!

No rest for St Mary’s College students!

Three Senior Secondary students from St Mary’s College have been granted scholarships to participate in the 2015 Campion College Summer Program in Sydney during January. Isabella Gilhooly, Benedicta McGeown and Loveth Ochavi will have the opportunity to live College life at Campion College, a Liberal Arts Catholic university, for five days and nights. The girls will taste Campion subjects such as Literature, History, Theology, Philosophy, Science, Maths and Latin and...
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Religious Education in Focus

Religious Education in Focus

The study of religion is held very highly at St Mary’s College, a Catholic school in the Presentation Sister charism. Religious Education (RE) is a core part of the whole education that a student receives from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The skills learnt in RE enable the student to think critically, to develop empathy towards others and manufactures the social skills required to live efficiently in a modern society....
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Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers

The shoots of generosity have truly sprung from our Jesse tree. We thankyou for your contributions to the St Mary’s Christmas Hamper Appeal! The generosity of student, their families and teachers has allowed us to create five bountiful Christmas Hampers to be presented to families within the St Mary’s community and the St Mary’s Cathedral Parish. Additionally, the final senior school assembly saw our Vinnies student representative, Laura Knowles, hand over a cheque for $4, 130.00 to Connor Fox,...
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Year 6 Lunch

Year 6 Lunch

On Monday 15 December the St Mary's Year 6 students gathered together for a special lunch in St Peter's Hall to celebrate their final two days of education in the Junior School. They all had a great time and can't wait to start their journey of becoming a Senior student in 2015.
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Christmas Baking in Food Studies

Christmas Baking in Food Studies

The Year 9 Food Studies class have been having a great time with Christmas baking, making some cake pops and decorating Christmas cakes. See photos of their beautiful creations here.
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Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

The fantastic Green Thumb girls from Years 4 and 5 have been nurturing and harvesting throughout the year. They have learnt many skills, such as turning on the hose without wetting each other, worms are good for the garden, slugs and aphids are not, lots of vegies such as peas, beans and lettuce are great eaten straight from the soil, our apples will most likely get codlin-moth because we don't use...
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Kaz Schools St Mary’s Students on Girl Stuff

Kaz Schools St Mary’s Students on Girl Stuff

With all major assessments completed, Year 9 St Mary’s College students worked on ‘girl stuff’ on December 15 with famous author, cartoonist and broadcaster, Kaz Cooke. It was all part of Self-Care Day, where Year 9 St Mary’s students focused on caring for themselves – building their resilience and learning about matters of the body, head and heart, guided by advice from Girl Stuff author, Kaz Cooke. St Mary’s College...
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Community Service Announcement December 16, 2014

Hobart Chargers Basketball Camp What: Join the players from the Telstra Chargers and Telstra Lady Chargers as you improve your passing, dribbling, defence one on one skills, decision making and much more.When: January 21-22, 2015, 10.30am – 3.00pmWho: students aged 6-14.Where: Hobart Sports Stadium, Creek Rd New TownMore information: hobartchargers@bigpond.com or 0418 121 052 YMCA Swimming Program What: 10 day swimming lesson program with free access to Giant Inflatable Monday’s...
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Year 7 SATIS Girls’ Tennis Grand Final

St Mary’s Blue, consisting of Julia Gunn, Georgia Stalker, Jade Burke and Eve O’Neile, travelled to Mt Carmel College on Tuesday 2 December to compete against Mt Carmel White in the SATIS Girls’ Tennis Grand Final. St Mary’s got off to a good start in the first of the doubles rubbers when Julia and Georgia combined to defeat their opponents. Mt Carmel levelled the match when they defeated the St...
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Presentation Day Picnic

Presentation Day Picnic

On Friday 12 December, all students from Prep to Year 9 gathered together at Tolosa Park to celebrate Presentation Day with a picnic. After such a rainy start to summer, we were delighted to see a sunny day for the celebration and welcomed the cooling icy pole treat after lunch. Students had fun playing games in the sun, walking around the park and watching the talent show put on by their...
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Community Service Announcement December 3 2014

Theatre Restaurant Dinner Dance Fundraiser The St Brigid’s Catholic School ‘Relay for Life’ Team is holding a Theatre Restaurant Dinner Dance to raise funds for Rose Ackerley’s family and Relay for Life/Cancer Council. Starring Andrew Colrain – comedian and singer – lead role in Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls, & High School Musical. Plus some of Hobart’s best young musical theatre talent presenting Dreams with End of Conversations’...
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Rowing Reunion

Rowing Reunion

A reunion of the St Virgil’s, St Mary’s and Guilford Young Colleges Rowing Clubs will be held at the new rowing sheds, New Town Bay on Saturday 14 February 2015The reunion is an overdue chance for any rowers, coaches, committee, parents, teachers, brothers, sisters and helpers involved in the proud history of rowing at the colleges to get together and take a tour through the new rowing shed facility to see how...
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News from the Dugout

News from the Dugout

Term 4 has seen St Mary’s College field a softball team in the Year 7 – 9 roster. This team achieved really good results considering that most of the girls had not played softball before. It was pleasing to see the good batting and developing fielding skills displayed by all the players. It augurs well for the future of softball at SMC.
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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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