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  • 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!  
  • P&F Pure 80’s Trivia Night – Friday 24th June – Call for silent auction donations

    To the SMGS community, The Parents and Friends Committee of Snowy Mountains Grammar School are excited to announce the upcoming Trivia Night on Friday 21 June. The theme of the 2019 Trivia Night will be ‘Pure 80s’. In addition, we are pleased to let you know that this year 10% of all profits from the […]

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 [...]