College News

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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SMC Has Spirit

St Mary’s College Ipswich undoubtedly has spirit. The 2020 SMC swimming carnival proved that a little rain will not bring us down. War cries and cheers from the students could be heard from any direction, even over the bucketing rain. Despite the  

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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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Academy Bound

St Mary’s College Ipswich graduate Dana Evans is preparing for basic training, having been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to study Aeronautical Engineering in 2020. Dana will be sworn into the Defence Force on 28 January, and travel to  

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Career Journey

Former St Mary’s College Ipswich student Kathryn Fenton has her dream job, working as a professional artist. The road to career fulfilment, though, has been a winding one with many detours. The journey began with her education at St Mary’s College. “Maybe  

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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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Scholarship Winner

St Mary’s College Ipswich student Tyla Leisemann has been recognised for her outstanding achievement in drama, being awarded a scholarship to Griffith University. The scholarship is valued at $5000 for Tyla if she chooses to undertake tertiary studies at Griffith University in  

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