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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: October 2016

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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. [...]

ISHE wrap up

A wonderful Suprise STOP PRESS- Mackenzie Harding was awarded the 2016 ISHE Newcomer ODE award. Mackenzie was awarded a beautiful rug for her beautiful brumby Kosciuszko Red. The award was a wonderful surprise for the Year 7 student. On the award, Mackenzie said- “I cannot believe it. The 60cm ODE was so much fun, but [...]

ISHE – Day 2

The day dawned bright and clear. The sun was shining, and the air was filled with the potential of the One Day Event (ODE). This premier event consists of 3 separate elements, Dressage, Show Jumping and a Cross Country event. All competitors must ride the one horse (or pony) for the three different sections. A [...]

Science: A Global Perspective

Working Scientifically is a component of all secondary science courses in the current NSW Science Curriculum. Usually, this entails developing hypotheses, selecting the best course of action and materials to conduct investigations, carrying out the investigation safely and analysing the data produced in order to confirm or refute the hypothesis. In that melee, listening is [...]

Term 4 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Monday 17, 2016 it was our pleasure to welcome parents to join us for the Principal’s Merit Assembly. We recognised the students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional), Academic Endeavour (Provisional) and Certificates of Merit or above in the ICAS Mathematics Competition. Academic Endeavour Provisional For students who received a Grade Point [...]

SMGS’ Garden Club, the ‘Fruit Explosions’, helping to create a more environmentally aware and sustainable school

On 12 September, the SMGS Garden Club conducted a waste audit at our school. The Fruit Explosions is a group of Junior School students who get together weekly, giving up their lunch break to plant, weed, water and harvest fruit and vegetables in the school garden patch. The purpose of the waste audit was to [...]

Welcome to ISHE 2016!

This is the second year that students from SMGS Equestrian Program have competed at the Interschools Horse Extravaganza (ISHE) in Tamworth, the equine capital of Australia. The facilities are of an international standard, and the students are loving the chance to compete at the highest level of School Equestrian events. With nine competitors representing the school, [...]

Best Practice for HSC Support – 7 Tips for Parents and Families

As our students commence the final days before their HSC examinations, it’s a very prudent time to reflect on some key strategies and tips that may help their families support them through this rollercoaster of a time. Keeping a Balance One of the biggest support mechanisms and structures that a family can put in [...]

The Science Academy Branches Out

The way in which Science is practised in the “real world” is very different to how it is delivered within the somewhat sheltered school environment. Whilst teachers have prescriptive syllabi to follow, incorporating less restrictive learning experiences to engage students during the process becomes paramount. Students in the Science Academy at Snowy Mountains Grammar School [...]