Events

  1. Non School Time

    24 September - 9 October
  2. Week 1

    10 October - 16 October
  3. Year 12, 2023 Welcome to the Journey

    10 October @ 8:45 am - 10:55 am AEDT

News

  • We’re Hiring! – IT Support Officer

    WE’RE HIRING! // Exciting opportunity for an IT support professional to join our growing support team in 2022. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. For all the details or to apply online, please visit our website 👇👇👇 IT Officer
  • NSW State Interschools – Draft Team Lists Now Available [UPDATED]

    Updated draft team lists for the Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships are now available. Team lists can be viewed using the following link: Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools – Draft Team Lists – Tuesday 2nd August 2022
  • We’re Hiring – Administration Officer

    WE’RE HIRING // Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for a dynamic, committed and detail oriented Administrator to join our Support Team on a full time basis in 2022. For all the details and to apply online, please visit: Administration Officer – Full Time
  • 2022 Regional Interschools Snowsports – Important Team Information

      To allow us to process our school entries into the 2022 ACT & Regional NSW Interschools Snowsport Championships, each student requires a valid and renewed Snow ID to be entered into the competition. Your child’s Snow ID needs to be renewed every year.  If you have not you have not provided a valid Snow […]

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About Dr Andrew Bell

Dr Andrew Bell is a respected educator, committed to creating exceptional learning opportunities at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. With over 20 years’ leadership experience within the independent school system, he is dedicated to ensuring that the school meets the needs of all students. Dr Bell holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Newcastle, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of New England. He is passionate about personalising the educational experience, so that each student can make the most of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s award-winning curriculum and innovative educational experience.

IQ, EQ and AQ – the shifting focus for success in the workplace…and schools

IQ, EQ and AQ – the shifting focus for success in the workplace…and schools As experienced for decades, IQ (Intelligence Quotient) was considered the metric of success and key predictor of future success in schooling, university and in many careers. The traditional education system had long equated success in schooling on examination capabilities which, [...]

The Importance of Outdoor Education and Curriculum Camps

The Importance of Outdoor Education and Curriculum Camps In all my years in schools, outdoor education has on occasion been questioned by some parents as to its value, specifically with concerns expressed about missing academic learning time. I’ve reflected on this view over many years; however, I retain the view that outdoor education [...]

The Benefits of Music

The Benefits of Music As I reflect on working with school-aged children over nearly three decades, one of the greatest joys of this privilege has been to witness first-hand their on-stage performances in music across an array of instruments. These performances have ranged from stunning solo performances to large bands producing unimaginable sounds that stir [...]

Technology and Education – ‘EdTech’

This past week, Holden commenced their historic media statement by stating that it was “with a heavy heart, GMH will be retiring the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand” permanently. As has been reported widely in the media, Holden was a quintessential Australian brand and the thought of it disappearing as our country’s leading [...]

SMGS National Finalist in three categories at the recent Australian Education Awards

I am delighted that, for the fourth consecutive year, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has been recognised as a leading Australian school by those in the profession, at the annual Australian Education Awards. In addition to winning multipleInnovative School awards and Australian Boarding School of the Year in 2018, we have also been recognised as a National Finalist two [...]

Young People and Mental Health

The rise in mental health issues is of great concern within our wider community, though none more so than the increase in mental health prevalence among our youth. We now have years’ worth of quality data collected from various creditable organisations, which consistently report that around one in four adolescents are presenting with mental health [...]

My Community NSW State Grant Funding

Very recently SMGS completed a submission to the NSW State Government to host a project which, if successful, would see two modern multi-purpose courts built on our site for our whole community to use. A requirement of the funding is that the wider community can use these, in addition to our school students using them [...]

Deputy Premier visits Snowy Mountains Grammar School

I was delighted that the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Member for Monaro, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade, and Leader of the Nationals, the Hon. John Barilaro MP, accepted an invitation to visit our school this week. Eve Donnelly, one of our School Captains, hosted the Deputy Premier, along with myself as [...]

Go Jindabyne Master Plan team visits SMGS

  Announced last year, the Go Jindabyne Master Plan is now gaining noticeable momentum. A Community Statement has just been published, which was largely informed by consultation with the general community late in 2018 through to early 2019. The principal planner, Rukshan de Silva, has worked with students from our local community, with 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 [...]