The many faces of St Mary’s College

AS it approaches its 150th birthday, St Mary’s College is seeking nominations for people to be included in a special book highlighting the school’s rich history.

The book, which will be published in time to mark the start of the anniversary celebrations in 2018, will feature images and stories about 150 people who have made significant contributions to the college community during its years of operation.

It will tell the story of St Mary’s College through its people, highlighting achievements through personal anecdotes relevant to their time.

St Mary’s College principal Helen Spencer said she was excited about the historic record.

“The 150 Faces project is a tangible gesture that celebrates the people and stories of St Mary’s College through its history,” she said.

“Although our college archives contain a treasure trove of significant stories, we are seeking input from our valued community for untold stories from and about people who have formed the rich and colourful human landscape of St Mary’s College during its 150-years.

“We have had a range of fantastic nominations, but there’s room for more, so we’re welcoming all submissions at this time.”

Nominations will be assessed against a set of selection criteria focusing on contributions made in the spirit of Nano Nagle, the young Irish woman who began the order of nuns who founded St Mary’s College – the Presentation Sisters.

Nominations for the 150 Faces Project will close 1 June 2017.

To view the selection criteria or submit a nomination, visit smc.tas.edu.au/150-faces-project.

Caption: From left, St Mary’s Sister Gabrielle, teacher Margaret Rootes and school principal Helen Spencer pictured outside the college.

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