Events

  1. [Modified] Semester 1 Examinations Years 7 – 10

    19 June @ 8:45 am - 23 June @ 3:00 pm AEST
  2. [Cancelled] K-12 Cre8ive Sessions

    23 June @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  3. [Cancelled] Write a Book in a Day

    25 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. End of Term 2

    26 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Postponed] Interhouse Debating Finals

    26 June @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am AEST

News

  • Exciting News – SMGS ESA Program to proceed for Term 3 2020

    It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) at Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be running.  We are nearing capacity for this year, however, if you would like to learn more about the 2020 program offering or to put your son or daughter’s name down on a wait list, […]
  • Applications for 2021 Scholarships are now open

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Senior School that are made available each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships for Senior School students commencing in Years 7 to 11 are offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until […]
  • Virtual School Tour Now Online

    While the current situation means that we can’t being people onto the campus for a tour, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience our wonderful school. Our virtual school tour video is now online and is available on the Virtual Tour page: SMGS Virtual School Tour
  • SMGS finalist in 2020 Australian Education Awards

    This morning, The Educator Magazine announced the finalists across each of the 23 categories for this year’s Australian Education Awards. The awards are open to any school in the Australian K-12 Education Sector and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers. We are extremely honored and proud […]

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."

New Junior School Enrichment Program – Problemo!

On Friday 5 June 2020, we launched our first session of Problemo which is a mathematics enrichment program run by the Australian Maths Trust. Our budding mathematicians engaged their brains to solve real-world problems! The room was abuzz with energy with light bulb moments aplenty! To learn more about the SMGS Learning Enrichment and Support [...]

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 [...]