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  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • 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: […]

Ashleigh Pratt

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About Ashleigh Pratt

Mrs Ashleigh Pratt teaches Year 4/5 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Professional Education and Training from Deakin University Melbourne. In 2019, Ashleigh took on the integral role of Head of Teaching and Learning at SMGS. Ashleigh's role is to lead, facilitate and support the growth of professional practice of the teachers at SMGS, with a focus on improved student outcomes. Within this role, she works closely with the Director of Curriculum & Operations and the Director of Learning Innovation to ensure high quality learning experiences for the students at our school. Ashleigh's goal is to continue to build on the positive learning culture of our school. Of this role, Ashleigh said, "It is a privilege to be able to work closely with the teachers and students of our school, to foster best practice among our teaching staff and support every student on their journey to achieving their personal best."

Developing critical, creative thinkers

How do we develop critical, creative thinkers? What value do we place on project-based learning? At SMGS we provide our students with access to opportunities and experiences outside the parameters of the traditional curriculum. Programs such as Kidpreneur, the Aeronautical Velocity Challenge, Write a Book in a Day, the Da Vinci Decathlon Series, the STEM [...]

An overview of the personalised learning journey in Years 4-6 mathematics

What is happening at SMGS in the Junior School to personalise the learning journey of our Year 4-6 students? Do you remember learning maths at school? Did you love it? Was it fun? Or did you drag your feet to maths class, dreading another blackboard full of algebra? Was your learning personalised to your exact [...]

Echidnas and rocks and berms. Oh my!

Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club The Junior School K-4 Mountain Bike Club has begun its four-week program for Term 1 with rave reviews from our youngest SMGS students. The group of junior riders are coached by instructors from Jindabyne Girls Riders, Sarah and Karen. They are escorted by Mrs Pratt and Mrs Philpott as [...]

JS students explore Indonesia, Korea, India and Japan for Cultural Connections Day

Cultural Connections Day is an opportunity for the Junior School students at SMGS to celebrate the multicultural nation that is Australia. Our Junior School Cultural Day is therefore an opportunity to explore some of the countries and cultures that have helped to shape Australia. Every year we focus on a different region around the world. This year we examined Indonesia, Korea, India [...]

Stage 2 explore the importance of bees and the process of pollination

This term in Science, Stage 2 have been exploring the Living World and have investigated a range of life cycles, including frogs, butterflies, cicadas, the life of a tomato and the importance of bees in helping fruit and flowers to grow through the process of pollination. To deepen their understanding of how pollination works, we [...]

Year 4 explore the process of farm to fridge and cow to cone

Year 4 students have been investigating the process of manufacturing products; in this case, from farm to fridge and from cow to cone. During the week of 30th October, we made ice cream and bread in class, with the students starting by researching the process. First, they researched the ingredients needed, then explored the steps [...]

‘What’s the matter?’

Last week our Year 3 and 4 students collaborated with our Year 11 and 12 Chemistry class on a few experiments. Currently, our Year 3 and 4 students are studying a unit of work called ‘What’s the matter?’. In this unit, we look at the changes of state to materials when heat is added or [...]