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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: May 2018

Twynam House Service Day – Lake Jindabyne Foreshore Clean-Up Day

On Sunday, 27th May, SMGS’ Twynam House headed to Lake Jindabyne for the kick-off of a new SMGS initiative to give back to our local community, aptly termed “House Service Day”. Over thirty people, which included parents, staff and students from Twynam House (one of four houses that make up the SMGS house system) [...]

The stage is set for the 2018 Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition

The 20th annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition will be held on Thursday 7th June, 2018, starting at 6.15pm. Speakers will present from four divisions – Upper Primary, Junior (Years 7/8), Intermediate (Years 9/10) and Senior (Years 11/12). This year, we will be welcoming the inaugural winner, Emma Arbeau (née Rupcic) (winner 1999, 2000) to present the [...]

SMGS Presents: Grease the Musical

Every two years, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Performing and Creative Arts team come together to create a triple-threat masterpiece! This year, we are proud to announce that our 2018 production is Grease the Musical! The cast and crew have been rehearsing tirelessly during academy time and on weekends. Owing to the high level of [...]

SMGS 2018 Athletics Carnival

Mother Nature put on her best show for the 2018 SMGS Athletics Carnival, held at the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Oval. SMGS’ Kindergarten to Year 12 students ran, jumped, threw and cheered their way through the exciting schedule of events. The house competition was hotly contested, both on and off the track and field, with [...]

Peak Performance

Author: Andrew Bell, SMGS Principal This article first appeared in SMGS newsletter, Aspects on Friday, 18th May. Peak Performance I recently read the book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Ericsson & Pool. The authors describe how certain individuals develop their performance to reach excellence, while others with seemingly similar capability only [...]

The Australian National Eisteddfod a golden experience for Jindabyne’s Snowy String Ensemble

On Saturday, 19th May, SMGS students, Pippi Fuller, Ayumi Bailey, Alexi Cross, Lucy Cross and Jasmine Zollinger who are part of an 8 muscian strong performance group who perform under the title 'Snowy String Ensemble' travelled to Canberra, ACT to take part in the Australian National Eisteddfod at the Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. [...]

SMGS joins 8255 schools across Australia for National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

The youngest members of our school community had a busy day on Wednesday, 23rd May! Before heading out to the Athletics Carnival, our Kindergarten to Year 2 participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). SMGS joined 8255 schools, childcare centres, libraries and preschools around Australia in this year’s event.  The story, Hickory Dickory Dash, was [...]

2018 Term 1 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Friday, 18th May, Senior School students were recognised who have achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and/or Academic Endeavour (Provisional) for Term 1. Academic Endeavour is calculated by converting the effort grades each student achieves into numbers and then averaging those across all of their subjects. Academic Honours is calculated by determining the average percentage each [...]

ABSA National Boarding Week – 2018 SMGS Boarders: “Why I Love Boarding”

Our boarders come from all over Australia, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, as well as some of the smaller, closer, regional towns of Adelong, Braidwood, Captain’s Flat, together with other towns in the Snowy Monaro region. Our facilities are uniquely homely, providing each full-time student with their own room. The [...]

National Boarding Week 2018 – Celebrating the SMGS Boarding Community

This week, boarding schools around Australia will be participating in the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The week is aimed at raising awareness about the many benefits of boarding schools, thanking our boarding staff for their commitment to our students and celebrating the important part our boarding community plays in the fabric [...]