Events

  1. Equestrian and Mountain Bike Presentations

    22 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 & 12 Drama Rehearsals

    23 June @ 8:00 am - 24 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 11 Drama Showcase

    24 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
  4. Year 7-10 Half Yearly Examinations

    25 June @ 8:00 am - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. HSC Drama – Sydney

    25 June @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]
  • SMGS Snowsports Program to screen ‘Finding the Line’

    To welcome the start of the 2018 snowsports season, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School snowsports program will be hosting a screening of the film Finding the Line at the Jindabyne Cinema on Thursday, 21 June at 6:30 pm. The 21st of June is the winter solstice. The screening of Finding the Line on this date […]
  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]

Monthly Archives: July 2017

//July

It’s really all about the electrons!

SMGS Head of Stage 6 and Chemistry/Physics teacher, Dr Darryl Nelson, has had two Chemistry videos accepted for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's (RACI) 100 Reactions series, celebrating their 100th anniversary. The two films that were accepted are: 1)    The Oxidation States of Vanadium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn8S-tWJS4I 2)    Flame Colours https://youtu.be/lbm9SddGp2E?list=PLH1M6iHMmRl4xtPyrC4yRr0EU2rCF9Q8G To learn more about the project, [...]

Principal’s Term 2 Merit Assembly

On Tuesday 25 July, SMGS held their mid-year Principal’s Merit Assembly. The assembly recognises students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional) across Stages 4, 5 and 6 in Term 2. During the assembly students who represented SMGS at this year’s da Vinci Decathlon were also recognised for their achievements in the [...]

Immersing Ourselves in the Lives of our City Neighbours

Thrilled and excited to see quality actors, as well as the sights Sydney has to offer, Senior Drama students headed up to Sydney for our second excursion this year on Saturday, 22 July. Stepping off the bus and breathing in through our nostrils that great smell of city air, we arrived at Darling Harbour and [...]

Athletes’ resilience put to the test on Day 1 of Regionals

The ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Championships kicked off yesterday at Perisher Resort. The weather and snow conditions created an opportunity for all competitors to test their skill and top up their resilience tanks. Despite the conditions, students were all smiles as they headed to the start of their respective events. The kick-off of the [...]

SMGS Team successful in Round 4 of the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition

This afternoon the SMGS Mock Trial Team were successful against the Riverina Anglican College, Wagga Wagga, in a civil trial in the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition. The case concerned the common law principle of negligence, whereby the plaintiff, who was an Australia Post worker, claimed $50,000 in damages after she was bitten [...]

The Curse of the Smartphone

Distractions from study are now most conveniently accessible via your smartphone. It’s so tempting to use the phrase “back in my day…” with modern students. It’s not to say things were better back in the 80s or to inadvertently make me feel old, rather to point out how things have changed. [...]

Jumping for a cause

Junior School Jump Rope for Heart Day was a huge success! The students had a wonderful time on the afternoon of Monday 19 June at our Jump Off to raise money for the Heart Foundation. Each class performed a skipping routine to music which displayed the skills they had learnt over the past few [...]

SMGS Snowsports athletes find racing form at 2017 Redlands Cup

SMGS snowsports athletes returned to Thredbo today to take on the Redlands Cup. With a few early season events now in the books, many of our athletes are starting to find their form. The Redlands Cup is the first whole of school event on the 2017 snowsports calendar. Our Div 4, 5 and 6 athletes [...]

Athletes battle snow and wind at the 2017 Scots Race

SMGS snowsports athletes were back in action today at Perisher Resort for the 2017 Scots Race. Front Valley was a piste of excitement as competitors were greeted by a layer of much needed fresh snow. The flurries continued throughout the day with winds picking up mid-morning making visibility a challenge for all competitors. Despite the [...]

Who Murdered Octavius Astonbury?

Thin layer chromatography of plant pigments supported the claims of Percival Pendlehill, the Gardener. During Semester One, Year 9 Science students completed a unit entitled “The Murder At Astonbury Manor”. The concept of a murder mystery as a vehicle to complete a Forensic Chemistry course had occurred to me during lunch with a [...]