What’s Coming Up in Boarding : Week 6, Term 1, 2020



Sunday 15 March
5.00 pm in the College Chapel
Led by Sylvester House Years 8 & 9 boarders.


Thank you to the REC Committee for working with Mrs Carmody on setting the REC Program for the remainder of Term 1. There are lots of different, fun and curious activities planned for each group. There have been many other great suggestions made and these will be considered for Term 2.

Ideas included Glowing Rooms 3D mini golf, Escape Rooms, Laser Tag, West Coast Fever Netball Games, River Cruise, Silent Discos and others. The REC committee love ideas and they are meeting this Friday for breakfast to begin the Term 2 planning discussions.


Year 8 and 9 Rollerskating – Rollerzone Malaga  
Friday 13 March 
Depart boarding at 5.15 pm and return to boarding at 8.45 pm. Time on the rink is 6.00 pm- 8.00 pm
Approximately $18 
NOTE session time may change depending on numbers. 

Years 9 & 10 – Mazenod Social 
Saturday 14 March 
Depart boarding at 6.15 pm and arrive back in boarding at approximately 10.15 pm. Time at the social is 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm. 
Approximate cost is $15 for supper and transport. 

Years 11 and 12 – Escape Room (The Escape Hunt Fremantle)
Sunday 15  March  
Day time. Exact time to TBA 
$41.00 – $48.00 depending on numbers and time. 

Pool Open 
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday 


Monday 9 March
Year 7 Camp commences 
Year 11 Halogen Leadership Conference 

Tuesday 10 March
International Women’s Day Mother & Daughter Breakfast 

Wednesday 11
Year 7 Camp Concludes 

Thursday 12 March
Year 8 Rosary, 8.10 am in the Chapel 
IGSSA Swim Team Breakfast 7.15 am 

Friday 13 March
Dillon Mass, 8.00 am in the Chapel 
IGSSA Swimming Carnival 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm 
IGSSA Swim Team Windup 9.00 pm – 11.00 pm 

College Production ‘Ask Any Girl’

Starring our very own boarder, Ruby Farrell. 

Boarders can order tickets through their Boarding House Mothers for production dates, which are:

  • Wednesday 1 April
  • Thursday 2 April
  • Friday 3 April
  • Saturday 4 April 

Cost of tickets is $20.00 and will be charged to your daughter’s boarding accounts. 


If your daughter has not received all her sacraments like First Communion and/or Confirmation, and would like to receive them, please let Jilly Landers, Head of Mission know by email to [email protected] 

Staff member, Andrea Dopson will then touch base with you regarding your daughter’s sacrament lessons and when your daughter will be able to receive these sacraments. 


College Boarder’s Assembly
Thursday 7 May, 12.05 pm, McDonald Building
All boarding parents are invited to attend this assembly, if possible. 

Project Compassion launched on  Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent.  The College asks all students and staff of the College to donate  $10.00  over the course of five weeks to Project Compassion, that’s only $2.00 a week!  

The College also hosts Caritas Day  which is on  Wednesday 18 March. It’s a day of celebration, fun and food, to raise money for Caritas! So boarders are reminded to have some cash with them for this day. 


Tuesday 17 March          
St Patrick’s Day Dinner (everyone will be wearing green) 

Wednesday 1 April         
April Fool’s Day Dinner (everyone
to wear something funny) 

Parents and family are more than welcome to join us at our special dinners or at breakfast or dinner any day. 



As a Boarding community, we will be strongly promoting the HBF Run For a Reason event among the girls. It is a fantastic activity to participate in as a Boarding community and to raise money for Diabetes WA and the Leukaemia Foundation, which are the charities of choice in honour of a past student Laura Gray and Linda Bulloch, who was Head of Boarding and who passed away from the respective illnesses.

As you will read below, we can be part of the school team SMC4HEADSPACE, but also donate to the chosen Boarding community charities. As we are part of the College community also, it is a great balance between the two. 

Below is a message from Paula Smithies, the representative from the Year 10 Parent Network who is coordinating the Santa Maria team. 

I have organised a team to do the HBF Run for a Reason and would like to invite the whole school to get involved and join the team from Santa Maria College so that we can have the biggest school team there. We have chosen to support Headspace, an adolescent mental health charity. (We participated last year and the Year 9s voted for this charity). 

The boarders can be part of this school team but nominate a different charity and set up their own link to a fundraising page. If we get a large enough team, we are able to, but not obliged to, get the team name printed on the back of the t-shirt – the team name is SMC4HEADSPACE.

As administrator for the team, I will collect all the shirts and packs and deliver them to Boarding. We don’t have to all do the event together as I’m sure the boarders will have their own plans for the day and I don’t want to interfere with that. The idea behind having the largest team is that we can raise more money for charity and stand a chance of winning money for charity or money for sports equipment for the College (which could be donated to the schools supported by SMC in Punmu, Ethiopia and Cambodia ) 


If the girls decide they would like to join the College team, here is the information below.

To join the school team SMC4HEADSPACE please click here

If the link doesn’t work for some reason, please search for our team under the name SMC4HEADSPACE and the password is Compassion. 

You can opt to do 4km /12 km or a half marathon. The Year 10s that have joined so far, will be doing the 12 km. 

Once you have joined up as a team member you then click the links for donations towards diabetes and/or leukaemia below.

Diabetes WA

Leukaemia Foundation

If the above links do not work, please try this everyday hero link and search for SMC boarders.



Fremantle Cockburn pre-season training has started this week. They are participating in running and fitness training with stick training on grass commencing next week on Tuesday 10 March and Turf Training the following week 16 March.


Kirsten and Amelia have been very busy organising uniforms, conducting grading and sending out registration links to parents. Thank you to those parents who have registered their daughter. If you have not registered, can you please register as soon as possible. Once all girls have registered Kirsten will send the team lists out. This is expected to occur by Friday. Once teams are announced, the coaches of each team will email parents and girls of training days and times.

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