Get Setup for Success with the St Mary’s College milangkani program!

The College offers an encouraging and nurturing environment for parents and carers to actively participate with their children in learning opportunities. A variety of play-based educational activities will engage your child’s learning and curiosity in all areas of development.

All families in the greater community with children aged between birth and five years old are warmly welcome to attend.

Setup for Success is a free program.

Sessions are run by Early Years Coordinator, Meg Kitchen, and are focused on empowering parents and carers to support their children’s development. Meg has more than 20 years of teaching experience and is Class Teacher of Kinder Platypuses. She is looking forward to meeting you!#

The name milangkani

milangkani is the palawa kani word for ‘grow’. This name connects with the St Mary’s College vision for the way we are growing our love of learning.


We look forward to seeing you for milangkani soon. The last session for Term 2 will take place on Monday 1 July from 9.15am – 10.45am in the milangkani room. Register your place .

Registrations for the session enable us to shape the focus of each session. If you are unable to attend after registering please do not worry. Also, if you or a friend/relative does not register they are still welcome to attend the session.

Save the following dates for Term 3

Monday 19 August – Book Week

Monday 26 August – Excursion to Eastside Activity Centre – Kinder gym

Registration and booking required

A registration form is required to be completed on your first visit, or via the link below.

To gain an understanding of demand and plan for each session, we request that you indicate if you intend to attend milangkani. Booking forms will be updated on this webpage and emailed to registered parents and carers each week on Monday afternoons. Numbers are currently restricted to 20 children per session.


St Mary’s College is located at 164 Harrington Street, Hobart.

The program is run in the milangkani room, adjacent to the College Green and Murphy’s Café. Please follow the signage from the Brisbane Street or Harrington Street entrances.

If you require pram and/or level access, please use the entrance at the top of the College on Brisbane Street, near the Nagle Centre and Sr Majella Kelly Women in Science Centre.

Barista-made coffee

Grab a coffee while you’re here! Murphy’s Café is open and available while you attend milangkani, and nice and close by, being located right next to the milangkani room. You are welcome to purchase a barista-made coffee or hot drink, while healthy snacks and lunch items are also available for you and your child or children.

Conditions of entry

We have in place a number of measures to ensure the care of our entire community.

Please note the below conditions of entry.

  • We ask that only one adult per family group attends.
  • If anyone in your family is unwell or have cold like symptoms on the day you all will be unable to attend that week.
  • Use hand sanitiser (provided) upon entry.
  • Sign yourself and your child/ren in as you enter the room.
  • Adults may be asked to help with wiping down a surface as your child moves from an activity.



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Groving our love of learning

St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.