2017 Swimming Carnival

The St Mary’s Cathedral College community gathered under heatwave conditions at Canterbury Pool for the annual carnival on Friday 10th February. The oppressive heat did not wilt House spirit, however,  with constant cheering happening throughout the course of the day. Congratulations to Polding House for their overall win, their fourth in succession. Polding were ably led by House Captain Jonathan Shead and the students of Year 12. Final Results were:

Polding  521 points
Kelly  383 points
Moran  373 points
Vaughan  368 points

Individual Age Champions will be recognised at our forthcoming Academic Assembly.

Thank you to the large number of parents who came along on the day to support the students. Finally a big thankyou to all the staff that attended the day and assisted with the smooth running of the carnival.

Carols and Graduation Ceremony

On Monday 12th December the College community gathered in St Mary’s Cathedral to celebrate the Christmas season and recognise the achievements of students who distinguished themselves in academic and other pursuits over the course of 2016. Congratulations to all those students who received awards, to those choristers who added immeasurably to the evening with their carol singing, and all other students present, who conducted themselves so well.


Mothers’ Day Mass

On Friday 6 May, St Mary’s Cathedral College hosted its inaugural Mother’s Day Mass. This was celebrated in the Chapter Hall by Fr Don Richardson, Dean of the Cathedral. The turnout was so much higher than anticipated that there was standing room only at the back of the hall.

Both before and during the Mass, the Student Ministry Team and a number of the prefects exemplified their mission of service to others through their assiduous preparations for the Eucharistic celebration. Our Principal, Mr Michael Kelleher, addressed the congregation to mark the first Mother’s Day celebration here at the College. Patrick Finch of Year 12 also spoke beautifully about the importance of mothers in our lives, paying tribute to these women and remembering those mothers who are no longer with us, but who live in our memory. The occasion was also marked by the presentation of a rose and prayer card by each student to his mother, grandmother or aunt. Many mothers remarked on the special nature of this simple but moving, tribute from the young men.

Finally, those who attended were invited to enjoy morning tea, courtesy of the hard work of Mrs Karen Hart and Ms Ann O’Connell. This was a great opportunity for the parents and students to spend some time together after such an uplifting experience.

Many thanks are extended to those staff and students who supported this special occasion.

Mr Angelo Ciaschetti
Leader of Religion and Identity

Ms Carolyn Lewis
Assistant Leader of Learning – Religious Education