College News

Serving the Community

St Mary’s College Vice-Captain for 2020, Kate Sotiriadis offers this reflection on her year as a Student Leader: Supporting the poor and disadvantaged in our society has been instilled in me my whole life. Visiting my Great-Grandparents in nursing homes, helping my  

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Expanding our Curriculum

Students at St Mary’s College Ipswich have this year successfully completed subjects online, in partnership with other Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) schools. Four students from Years 11 and 12 studied Specialist Mathematics online, the equivalent of Maths C in the old system.  

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STEM Success

St Mary’s College Principal Judith Finan with alumnae Kelly Cox. Problem solving and planes may not seem to go hand in hand when choosing a career path. St Mary’s College Ipswich graduate Kelly Cox, though, combined these passions to find her ideal  

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College Captain’s Address

At our recent Awards Assembly, St Mary’s College captain Daniel Stark delivered this address to our staff and students. Daniele is pictured here (left) with 2021 College Captain Kasey Weier. I can’t believe that this year is already drawing to a close  

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National Champions

St Mary’s College Ipswich (SMC) has been named National Champions in the 2020 FISAF Australia Sport Aerobics competition. This is the fourth time St Mary’s has claimed the title, making them undefeated since they began competing in 2017. Three teams from St  

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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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On the Beat – Dana Larkin

St Mary’s College Ipswich graduate Dana Larkin is a general duties police officer for the Queensland Police Service, based at Yamanto. Confident and resilient, she spends her days responding to triple zero calls and never knows exactly what she will find when  

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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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