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  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]

Yearly Archives: 2016

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Farewell to Principal Andrew Bell

This week, SMGS staff, students, parents and the extended community said their farewells to Mr Andrew Bell, the Principal of SMGS for the past five years. As the last of the school events for 2016 came to a close and Andrew addressed the student body for the final time during Speech Day, one could not [...]

Butterflies and skeletons carry Grace Kerr to ArtExpress showcase nomination

With the HSC examinations completed, results published and ATAR marks revealed, graduating classes of 2016 around Australia can now fully relax and start to plan for the next chapter of their lives. It is no secret that the demands of the HSC can at times make students reach deep into their toolbox of coping mechanisms [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers across academia, sport, performance and citizenship. This was my first Speech Day at SMGS and, like all events I have [...]

Success in Senior Science for 2016 in a Blended Learning Environment

    With HSC results just being released, it is time for teachers to reflect on the year that has been. Part of that reflection is how to improve practice, tweaking here, modifying there. All with the aim to improve student outcomes. Whilst Lucy Schroeder, our Dux for 2016, achieved 2nd in the entire state [...]

Thredbo Run 2016

On Tuesday 6 December, the entire SMGS student body headed up to Thredbo Resort for the 20th annual “Thredbo Run”. The Thredbo run is one of our cultural events for the end of the year, it’s a cross country running event which started when the school first opened in 1996. The distances range from 8km [...]

Gaining my Pilot Certificate – by Nicholas Nanninga, Year 12

November has been an important month for me. Not only did I put P-plates on my first car but I also attained my RA-Aus Pilot Certificate, the freedom and independence of which is pretty good really. Several people have been instrumental in helping me to achieve this goal. I would like to acknowledge the [...]

Growth, Grit, Generosity and Gratitude – some inspirational words from Head of Junior School, Mr Scott Frize

On Tuesday 22 November, SMGS held a wonderful celebration at Rydges Horizons for its Year 6 cohort who will be progressing to the Senior School in 2017. I asked Mr Frize for a few thoughts about the evening, and he sent me his entire speech with which he addressed the graduating Year 6 class. He [...]

SMGS student Rebecca Matthes stars in documentary, Peninsular Paradise

Earlier this year, Year 10 student, Rebecca Matthes, left the chilly autumn of the Snowy Mountains and headed to the warmth of the central coast for an opportunity budding actors and actresses only dream of.  Rebecca was cast into the featuring role in the film Peninsular Paradise, a recreation of a 1936 documentary about the [...]

Facing our Fears: A student’s perspective

Our Year 11 students recently returned from their Year 11 camp in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Below, SMGS Student, Sarah Milford shares her experience of overcoming some of her biggest fears. Our fears are something that are always in the back of our mind; until we face that fear they will always be there. On Year [...]

SMGS singers prepare for the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Opening Ceremony

Last week, 12 singers from Snowy Mountains Grammar School experienced a wonderful musical opportunity. The girls are part of a combined choir with featured soloists, which will be performing the ‘anthem’ song at the upcoming 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Opening Ceremony.  In preparation, the girls were required to pre-record parts of the song. [...]