Events

  1. The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    23 January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. Australia Day

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 1

    28 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Staff Day 2

    29 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. New Boarders Arrive

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • 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  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

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 [...]