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News

Monthly Archives: March 2018

//March

Food for thought – Year 7 PDHPE class learn about healthy food options

Author: Emma Smith, Junior School Enrichment and Learning Support teacher, Junior and Senior School PDHPE teacher and Head of the School of Early Childhood.  The Year 7 PDH class have been studying the unit ‘Healthy Habits’ this term, which involves looking at healthy food options and healthy meals. The class decided that they wanted to [...]

Kindergarten Readiness: Is my child ready for school?

The decision on whether your child is ready for school is not easily answered. One thing that I can say is that simply focusing on arming children with their letters and numbers before entering a kindergarten classroom is not what determines school readiness. School readiness is more about how adaptive a child is to a [...]

Year 6 Virtual Debate Team finds success in round 1 of competition

Four Year 6 students in Abbey Wilson, Georgia Rumball, Emily Willsmer and Sarah McCabe took part in their first ever virtual debate against Bundaberg Christian College. The debate topic was: Gender classifications in sport should be replaced by weight classes. We took the negative position. Our girls worked collaboratively to come up with their ideas [...]

SMGS Science Academy students’ paper published in the Journal of the Future Project

Author: Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Curriculum, Head of Faculty (Science) The Academies of Excellence Program at SMGS provides many opportunities to students, in multiple areas. Last year, through the Science Academy, two of our Year 11 students accepted the opportunity to work in a laboratory with some old colleagues of mine from my [...]

Fundamental movement skills, the ‘building blocks’ for more complex and specialised skills

In K/1 and 2/3 this term, students are learning Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms and hands. These skills are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills that kids will need throughout their lives [...]

Circus Challenge visits SMGS Junior School

On Tuesday, 13 March, the circus came to town and we got to be a part of it! SMGS’ Junior School was entertained by a travelling circus company, called Circus Challenge. Two performance artists displayed their circus skills to us on stage as we watched them juggle, spin, throw and whirl objects around. They had [...]

Meet Botley!

Meet Botley! Yesterday, Ms Taylor's K/1 class had their first coding lesson. The room was a buzzing with excitement as students worked together in small groups to program the coding robot. Here are a few photos of their first experience with Botley. We are pretty sure the students figured out how to program the coding [...]

Year 12 Student, Sarah Ryan, to participate in the Leukaemia Foundation’s, ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’

Tomorrow at 1:00 pm, SMGS Year 12 student Sarah Ryan will be shaving her head as part of ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’. Sarah has so far raised $2,083, over $1,000 more than her goal amount. You can still sponsor Sarah through her page on the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’ website, by clicking HERE. [...]

Camaraderie propels SMGS swim team to success at the 2018 ISA Swimming Championships

On Wednesday, 14th March, SMGS sent a twenty-five-member team to the 2018 ISA Swimming Championships. Our students were very excited to compete in the event, which was held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The team consisted of the following students who all swam their hearts out and cheered on their teammates with enthusiasm: [...]

Performance of the children’s book, ‘Gary’, assists in communicating the message of dreaming big

Last week, our Junior School Students were entertained by our friends, the theatre group, Meerkat Productions who performed a play called ‘Gary’. Based on the picture book written by Leila Rudge, two actors brought the story to life. They were successful in communicating the message of courage, resilience and grit to our students. They offered [...]