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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: August 2017

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Hard Work, Dedication, Sacrifice and Persistence

There has been significant media attention and focus of late on resilience and how to improve the ability of our young people to bounce back from issues they face in an ever-changing and volatile world. The current generation, Generation Z, has had widespread understanding and usage of the internet from a young age. Generation Z [...]

2017 NSW State Interschools Snowsports – Wrap Up

What a long but great week it has been at State Interschools. With the 2017 Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships now complete, Snowy Mountains Grammar School can be very proud of the achievements of our student-athletes. A number of our athletes have competed in both ski and snowboard events, providing a great mix of opportunities [...]

2017 NSW State Interschools Day 1 and 2 Re-Cap

With the sun setting on Day 3 of the 2017 Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships, athletes, coaches, parents, teachers and cheering squads should now be accustomed to the ebb and flow of the six-day event. One of the most rewarding parts of the championships is the opportunity for athletes to compete in all disciplines in [...]

Preparation tips for the NSW State Interschools Championships

So, you have made it to your first NSW State Interschools competition. Congratulations, and get ready for a week of fun skiing and snowboarding in one of the most majestic places in Australia - the beautiful Snowy Mountains! You know the Perisher Resort race crews will set up the race courses to perfection, your team [...]

2017 Mock Trial Competition – Closing Remarks

On Tuesday 8th August, the SMGS Mock Trial team entered Round 5 of the Law Society of New South Wales' 2017 Mock Trial competition. Our team performed very well in a challenging mock trial, which was held at the Cooma Courthouse. We were the prosecution in a criminal case involving a charge of aiding and [...]

ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Championships Recap

The three days of the ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Championships, held at Perisher Resort over July 26-28, saw Snowy Mountains Grammar School send its biggest team to date, with 126 students competing. This is close to 50% of our 2017 Term 3 student body. In addition to some amazing results and performances from all [...]

SMGS 2017 ASSSTCs Team – Continuing a 16 Year Tradition

Last week, our school competed in the Australian Secondary Schools Ski Team Championships (ASSSTCs). I first entered our school in the competition some sixteen years ago.  Since then we have been successful in bringing home the overall trophy on fifteen occasions. This year, thanks to Mother Nature, Falls Creek Resort welcomed athletes with fresh snow [...]

‘What’s the matter?’

Last week our Year 3 and 4 students collaborated with our Year 11 and 12 Chemistry class on a few experiments. Currently, our Year 3 and 4 students are studying a unit of work called ‘What’s the matter?’. In this unit, we look at the changes of state to materials when heat is added or [...]

Certainty and Science

An unknown bacterium being tested for antibiotic resistance. Image credit: D. Nelson The nature of Science is often not well understood. One of my friends recently described Science as “black and white” in comparison to another subject where subjectivity might play a part. In a Science examination, you're looking for specific information, but in [...]

SMGS Year 12 Student, Mackenzie Diver, to represent our region at the 11th International Youth Pierre de Coubertin Forum in Estonia

On 2 August, 2017, it was announced that SMGS Year 12 student, Mackenzie Diver, was selected as one of eight students from Australia to attend the 11th International Youth Pierre de Coubertin Forum in Estonia later this month. Of Mackenzie’s selection, SMGS Acting Principal and Head of Senior School, Mrs Kelli Wilson, said, “I am [...]