Events

  1. Year 10 Curriculum Camp

    18 February @ 8:00 am - 21 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Year 8 Curriculum Camp

    18 February @ 8:00 am - 21 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. JS Parent Teacher Interviews

    24 February @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 7 – 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    24 February @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  5. Back Up Date – School Photos

    25 February @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS to host Dr Charles Massy at inaugural Environment Education Seminar

    In partnership with Upper Snowy Landcare, Snowy Mountains Grammar School proudly presents the Environment Education Seminar Series. The first seminar, being held on 10 March 2020, will be on ‘Regenerative Agriculture’, with Dr Charles Massy as our keynote speaker (https://fennerschool.anu.edu.au/people/visiting/dr-charles-massy). Dr Massy is widely known and has presented all over the world. He became an […]
  • Inaugural Cambodia service-learning and adventure-trekking overseas tour information

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very excited to announce its inaugural service-learning and adventure-trekking overseas tour to Cambodia in December 2020. This tour is open to all Senior School students over fourteen years of age (as of December 2020). While the tour will satisfy the requirements of the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of […]
  • SAVE THE DATE! – SMGS 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

    Throughout the world on Sunday 8 March, communities will gather together to celebrate and commemorate the diverse and invaluable contribution of women in society. As the Sunday 8 March does not fall on a school day this year, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be hosting our 2nd annual International Women’s Day breakfast on the morning […]
  • 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  

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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.

Growth Mindset

With students now well into their learning routine, it is timely to raise again the concept of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. This concept is so critical to all types of learning in life, and applies to all of us, not just ‘students’. Today I presented this concept to our Senior School students [...]

What it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer

I recently addressed students on what it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer in a range of different disciplines, including academia, sport, the arts, chess, or similar. I pointed to a study by Bloom (1985) who looked in depth at well over a hundred world-leading performers and traced back their history leading [...]

Foundation Day – 20 Years Strong

Friday 17 June is Foundation Day for Snowy Mountains Grammar School, which is an important milestone, as we celebrated the completion of twenty years at the start of 2016. SMGS had its first cohort in 1996, beginning with just sixteen students, and grew to sixty-nine by the second year, 1997. We have been in the [...]

Technology in the Classroom

I recently read an article in the media that, in essence, stated that the use of personal devices (laptops and iPads) was responsible for Australia’s drop in the global rankings in the Programme for International Student Achievement (PISA) tests from 2000 to 2012. PISA is a triennial international survey test of around 500,000 15 year [...]

Future of Education

"There is no shortage of challenges in school education", writes Professor Geoff Masters (CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research - ACER). He continues, to state that "some of the biggest challenges we face can appear frustratingly intractable. Despite reform efforts, regular government reviews and ongoing calls for change, progress in addressing our most [...]

The Cane for ‘Being a Nuisance’

This week I read an article by Jarlath O’Brien (2016), the head of a school in the UK, whose school is celebrating fifty years of education. This year we will celebrate the completion of twenty years; not quite the same but still a somewhat significant milestone. In O’Brien’s school, they explored historical artefacts including the [...]