Events

  1. Australia Day

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

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

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

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29 January @ 3:00 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/

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About Craig Moore

Craig is an expert in technology and innovation with over 18 years experience across all aspects of technlogy, including over 12 years of experience across various levels of education. Craig is currently the IT Manager at the award winning Snowy Mountains Grammar School.

Surviving the digital schoolyard – Essential tips for BYOD students

Author: Craig Moore, SMGS IT Manager and School of Code teacher For many students, technology is now an integral part of everyday school life. The popularity of "Bring Your Own Device" programs and the availability of cloud-based or internet-enabled education tools has seen an explosion in the number of students who rely on their device [...]

Sync me up! How will our children interact with technology when they finish school?

Should we be teaching how kids to type or should we be looking at other technologies? How will today's children be interacting with technology by the time they leave school.

Why we need to provide opportunities for Young Women In Technology

30%...That was the average percentage of females employed by the world's biggest technology companies in 2014. Drill down to the technical roles and the number is more like 10-15%. And despite significant effort and investment in the area, the technology industry remains largely dominated by men. Some organisations such as Apple have seen small but [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships Wrap-Up

What a way to finish the 2016 school snowsports season. National Champions! Best secondary co-educational school in the country! Mother nature certainly didn't make it easy over the past week but everyone involved, from the athletes to the parents, the staff and the volunteers, braved the conditions and showed the competition how it's done. SMGS Top Medal Tally [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 4 Recap

The rain continued to flow on day 4 of competition at the 2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships but so did the medals. On a day where we were outnumbered on the slopes, Team SMGS put in a huge effort in the rain to bag another 11 medals, including 6 1st place, and maintain our position [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 3 Recap

The spring sunshine disappeared on day 3 of competition in the 2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships as athletes were presented with overcast skies and low light conditions for the morning's events. Conditions deteriorated throughout the day as the winds increased and the rain began to fall. Unfazed by the conditions, SMGS continued to impress across the mountain, adding to [...]

Using ad-hoc data analysis to find the problems you didn’t know you had

Using ad-hoc data analysis to find the problems you didn't know you had There is a lot of talk about the effectiveness of data analysis and its relevance to schools. By far the biggest mistake that people are making is to assume that effective reporting and data analysis is a fixed-term project; something that you [...]

Tolina Davis shows us why the sky isn’t the limit at TEDx Canberra

It's not often that we get the opportunity to showcase our talent on the global stage but that changed last night when SMGS Year 11 student, Tolina Davis, was invited to speak at the TEDx event in Canberra. Tolina delivered an amazing talk, showing us that the sky is not the limit. We sat down with Tolina to [...]

Tearing down the barriers to technology – 5 tips for implementing open technology

Throughout my career, I've been told that technology needs to be "controlled". It should be locked down so tight that it is virtually impossible to break or manipulate. The technology is there to "serve a specific purpose" and should not be tampered with. This is great for IT Managers and their support staff. If you [...]

Building a Submersible – Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is the centrepiece of our submersible designs. It not only controls the speed and direction of the engines but is also responsible to providing real-time telemetry including a live high definition video feed. Today we familiarised ourselves with the operation of these amazing little devices which included some basic operations such as image capture. [...]