We are excited to announce that Audrey Smart has been selected to participate in the GoIT Girls work experience program. This program is a select entry program that gives girls work experience in the IT industry. It aims to break down the stereotypes and barriers that STEM roles are only for boys and gives girls exposure to key business and technology leaders across a variety of roles and industries. 


Audrey will be mentored by IT professionals in technical coding skills and employability skills.  She will be joining a small group of young women from a range of high schools across Australia to work independently to find a solution to a technology problem and pitch it to senior IT professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for her and I encourage more girls to look into looking at the amazing opportunities that IT has.


VCE/Digitech Co-ordinator | Sylvia Pastore


The St Mary's College Performing Arts program is an incredible opportunity for students to develop their creativity and expression through music, choir and performance.


Our teachers are talented artists in their own right, who share their experiences in their teaching of our students. But as our Performing Arts teachers work in sessional arrangements with students, they may not be known to the broader St Mary's College community.  In the coming editions of Lumina we will introduce you to our Performing Arts teachers.


This week we feature DANIEL BRINSMEAD – Choir Director and singing teacher.


Mr Daniel Brinsmead is an award-winning composer and graduate of the School of Music at the Australian National University where he received a Bachelor of Music with Honours for performance studies in Classical Voice. In 2016 he completed a Master of Music majoring in Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, UK.


His choral compositions and arrangements have been performed worldwide. He was selected as one of eight winners from 918 international entries to record his composition ‘Come Sleep’ for the Abbey Road Anthem Competition in 2011 to celebrate the studio’s 80th anniversary. This recording was conducted and performed by Eric Whitacre and his singers. He has several published choral titles.


Mr Brinsmead currently resides and works in Melbourne, Australia, as the Musical Director of several choirs, a singing and piano tutor, accompanist, composer, arranger and orchestrator.