Category Archives: Whole College

USQ Nursing Agreement

St Mary’s College Ipswich is pleased to announce a new Collaborative Agreement (Nursing) with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), giving students a direct pathway into a career in nursing. Under the agreement, 20 eligible St Mary’s Year 12 students will have  

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Student Spaces Upgraded

St Mary’s College Ipswich has welcomed funding from the Local Schools Community Fund, which has helped upgrade student spaces, providing increased access to shaded eating areas. The area outside the tuckshop has been fitted with new shade sails and tables and chairs  

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Student Voice

St Mary’s College Ipswich is pleased to share that SMC student Caitlin Friend has been appointed a Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Student Voice Consultant for 2020. BCE Student Voice Consultants are a team of students from Year 8 to 11 who are  

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Technologically Ready

Students at St Mary’s College Ipswich have embraced the shift to online learning, clearing study spaces at home and finding new ways to connect with their teachers and peers. This transition has been facilitated through students access to technology, with all St  

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Pastoral Care Team

Supporting students in a nurturing, community environment is at the heart of St Mary’s College Ipswich philosophy.  The College’s strong, established Pastoral Care system is central to this. Acting as a direct line of communication for families, the team build strong relationships  

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Care for Creation

Throughout 2020,  St Mary’s College Ipswich will reflect on the theme Care for Creation. Staff and students are encouraged to find ways to live the theme each day, caring for the environment, themselves and each other. Year 12 student Hannah Stoakes has  

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International Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #EachForEqual. I began thinking about what this might mean for myself or other young women my age. Despite my age, I can identify times that gender stereotypes have been enforced or that I  

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Rocketing Girls into STEM Jobs

300 Ipswich female secondary students will be celebrating Queensland Women’s Week in spectacular style, building and launching rockets more than 100 metres in the air. Students from surrounding schools will be invited to St Mary’s College Ipswich to participate in the Girls  

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Student Representatives at Plenary Assembly

The Church in Australia is in the midst of its first Plenary Council since 1937. A Plenary Council is an assembly of bishops, other clergy and some lay people from around a country, who meet with the aim to implement some positive  

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Student Leadership Team

St Mary’s College Ipswich is proud to introduce the student leadership team for 2020. Comprised of 10 students, the team share a common vision of supporting, encouraging and inspiring their peers to experience all that life at the College has to offer.  

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Cambodia Immersion

Students and staff from St Mary’s College Ipswich will depart on 30 November for the biennial Cambodia Immersion, an opportunity for mutual cultural exchange, learning and personal growth. The fourteen-day trip has taken place every two years since 2013, and the College  

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Bushfire Appeal – Supporting Narelle Thompson

Click here to make a donation. As everyone is aware, Queensland and much of the rest of Australia is experiencing unprecedented and hugely destructive bushfires. The media often focuses on the tragedy of house losses, but there is also a virtually silent  

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