Events

  1. SMIEC

    27 April - 30 April
  2. Staff Day

    29 April
  3. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    29 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders’ Return

    29 April @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.
  • SMGS Netball Team Grand Final Winners

    Congratulations to SMGS Netball team who won the Jindabyne Netball Association Grand Final last night! Well done ladies!
  • New pedal desks in Year 2/3 Classroom

    Introducing our new pedal desks in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After trialling our first […]
  • SMGS 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival – Program

    On Wednesday, 10th April 2019 SMGS Kindergarten to Year 12 students will head to The Station Resort for the 10th Annual Cross Country Running Carnival. The SMGS Cross-Country Carnival is planned to be a fun day, full of enthusiasm and house camaraderie. As much as possible, all students are encouraged to ‘have a go’. Emphasis […]

Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Stage 1 Science explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures made paint

Year 1 and 2 students have been learning about materials that change throughout the term. Today students explored how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures made paints by mixing materials from the natural environment. Today, students used chalk, water and glue to make their own paint.  [...]

K/1 Term 1 Literacy Stations

K/1 have been busy working through a variety of literacy stations throughout Term 1. In small groups, students rotated through a variety of phonics, sight words, fine motor, independent reading and writing stations. Groups also participated in guided reading lessons with the classroom teacher. All activities were designed to allow students to apply and practise [...]

New Kinaesthetic Furniture in Year 2/3 Classroom

Introducing our new pedal desks and wobble boards in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After [...]

SMGS Duke of Ed adventurer’s resilience put to the test in Jagungal Wilderness

The SMGS Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventurers have returned from their epic four-day adventure in the Jagungal Wilderness. The expedition party of 23 students from years 9 -12 along with four staff hiked 52km on foot with four days provisions in a hiking pack, summiting two incredible mountains: Round Mountain - 1755m above sea level, [...]

House spirit shines at 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival

On Wednesday, 10th April 2019 our Kindergarten to Year 12 students headed out to The Station Resort for the 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival. A ribbon of students donning their house colours of red, green, blue or white snaked it’s way around The Station Resorts fields while parents, classmates and staff members cheered the students [...]

The Responsibility of Schools to Develop the Efficacy of Ingenuity and Problem-Solving in Young Learners Today

Our modern world has morphed from a mindset of producer to consumer. As we shift from industrialised economies in countries like Australia to evolve as knowledge economies, it appears some critical skills are at risk of being diluted in our youngest generations. If we consider the mantra of ubiquitous convenience, espoused and driven by commercial [...]

Six SMGS School of Aviation Students obtain qualifications

Program innovation and expansion This year has seen the expansion of the aviation program, both in student numbers and the number of courses offered. Presently, twenty-eight students are enrolled in the program and six courses are offered to cater for all the aviation desires/needs of our students. The courses now offered are: Course 1: RA-Aus [...]

Ping, beep, buzz! Students explore app notifications in Stage 5 Assembly

Today we participated in a little experiment to see how many notifications students receive during a specific time period. Students were told to come up and mark the board on the specific app that had sent them a notification whenever it occurred during the stage meeting.  We looked at the current SMGS policy, our expectations [...]

From Downhill to Cross-Country, SMGS Mountain Bike Program on Track

SMGS Mountain Bike Program Snapshot SMGS’ Mountain Bike Program is multi-faceted, with students having the opportunity to participate in the three mountain bike disciplines of freeride, downhill and cross-country. In 2018, SMGS rolled out a development program which allows students to progress their mountain bike skills over Terms 1, 2 and 4.  The elements of the [...]

Report from HSC Visual Arts Excursion 2019

Last week, the Year 12 Visual Arts class had the opportunity to travel to Sydney for their annual art gallery experience. As a part of the excursion, students had the opportunity to visit various galleries and view artworks included in the 2019 Art Express exhibition. Art Express showcases the top achievers from 2018 nominated by [...]