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  • 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: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  

Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Striking a balance between school and snowsports

Each year, a growing number of Snowsports athletes call SMGS home during the winter season. We caught up with Year 7 student, Brodie Moller in between his skiing and academic commitments to see how he was enjoying SMGS and the ESA program so far.

Tolina Davis shows us why the sky isn’t the limit at TEDx Canberra

It's not often that we get the opportunity to showcase our talent on the global stage but that changed last night when SMGS Year 11 student, Tolina Davis, was invited to speak at the TEDx event in Canberra. Tolina delivered an amazing talk, showing us that the sky is not the limit. We sat down with Tolina to [...]

SMGS take over the mountains as the 2016 snowsports program begins

Yesterday saw the first day of the SMGS Wednesday snowsports program. With an average temperature of 4 degrees, some soft conditions and no wind, it was the perfect way to start the season. We had over 150 students, across two resorts, participating in 5 separate programs. This is a significant number of students and highlights the active lifestyle that is keenly [...]

What it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer

I recently addressed students on what it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer in a range of different disciplines, including academia, sport, the arts, chess, or similar. I pointed to a study by Bloom (1985) who looked in depth at well over a hundred world-leading performers and traced back their history leading [...]

SMGS Demonstrate Talent in Freestyle at Shredlands Event

On Thursday 14th July, the Shredlands Cup was held at Merritts Terrain Park in Thredbo Resort. Slopestyle has continued to grow in popularity over the past few years through events such as X-Games and it's inclusion in the Olympics. This year, for the first time, it is also involved with Interschools competition for Division 1 [...]

Tearing down the barriers to technology – 5 tips for implementing open technology

Throughout my career, I've been told that technology needs to be "controlled". It should be locked down so tight that it is virtually impossible to break or manipulate. The technology is there to "serve a specific purpose" and should not be tampered with. This is great for IT Managers and their support staff. If you [...]

SMGS Snowsports Program is in full swing

The 2016 snow season is here and the SMGS Snowsports Program is in full swing. With cold temperatures, snowmaking guns firing up and a healthy 70cm of natural snow, there's no better way to start. Over the past week we have had around 30 of our students commence their winter training programs, most under [...]