Events

  1. All students return for Term 1

    30 January @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7-10 Camp Briefings

    31 January @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  3. Junior School Campout

    31 January @ 4:00 pm - 1 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 12 Geography Trip

    3 February @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Year 10 Curriculum Camp

    4 February @ 8:00 am - 7 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Monthly Archives: April 2019

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SMGS’ Inaugural Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat Ready to Roll

Snowy Mountains Grammar School, in association with Jindabyne Girl Riders, are very excited to announce our first ever Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat. Mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains is a growing sport, and at SMGS we want to provide students with opportunities to build their riding confidence and ability in a safe, supportive and positive [...]

Year 2/3 to host movie evening at Jindabyne Cinema

This term, Class 2/3 are doing a writing unit based around the novel, Storm Boy. To support our understanding of the concepts within this story, Ms Shvetsoff has organised a showing of the new movie which is a beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. Based on the book, Storm Boy is [...]

ANZAC Day 2019

(cover photo: Snowy Mountains Magazine) The Snowy Monaro community has again showed its strong support on ANZAC Day at our local commemoration ceremonies. Today our students took part in the Jindabyne, Cooma, Adelong and Berridale ceremonies. SMGS staff and students are proud to honour those who have served our country as we contribute towards preserving [...]

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 [...]