Events

  1. Boarder’s Dinner

    18 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 Examination Block

    21 September @ 8:30 am - 25 September @ 3:30 pm AEST
  3. [Cancelled] ESA and Snowsports Presentation Evening

    24 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. JS Merit Assembly

    24 September @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST
  5. [Pending] Year 12 Breakfast

    25 September @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am AEST

News

  • SMGS Debate Team Featured in the latest AISNSW Education News

    In their latest newsletter, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW ran a feature on 2020 NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition. In the article, SMGS Senior English teacher and debate team coordinator Ms Anne Jones talks about what the opportunity to continue debating at such a high level means for our students.   To read […]
  • 2021 Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening

    Choosing the right school for your child to begin their learning journey is an important and exciting time for all families. Join us for the SMGS Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening on Thursday, 3rd September at 6:00 pm. This evening is open to all pre-enrolled SMGS Kindergarten 2021 families, and families considering SMGS’ Kindergarten in 2021, […]
  • Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

    On Friday 31 August, the SMGS Kindergarten class of 2020 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey – their first 100 days of school!   Students participated in the following activities: reading “I’ll teach my dog 100 words” to start the day,  creating “100th-day crowns”, doing a “100 drops of water prediction” activity, making a “100 balloon” craft activity to display in their room, completing a “100 […]
  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor

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About Darryl Nelson

Darryl is the Director of Curriculum and Academic Development at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and teaches Science, specialising in Physics and Chemistry. After completing a PhD in Microbiology and several local and international research associate positions, Darryl re-trained as a teacher and has been at Snowy Mountains Grammar School since 2010.

Science: A Global Perspective

Working Scientifically is a component of all secondary science courses in the current NSW Science Curriculum. Usually, this entails developing hypotheses, selecting the best course of action and materials to conduct investigations, carrying out the investigation safely and analysing the data produced in order to confirm or refute the hypothesis. In that melee, listening is [...]

The Science Academy Branches Out

The way in which Science is practised in the “real world” is very different to how it is delivered within the somewhat sheltered school environment. Whilst teachers have prescriptive syllabi to follow, incorporating less restrictive learning experiences to engage students during the process becomes paramount. Students in the Science Academy at Snowy Mountains Grammar School [...]

Students triumphant in the ICAS Science

Yesterday, awards were given for the annual International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) Science. This competition is compulsory for all students from Year 2 to Year 11 at SMGS. Of the students who sat the competition, 30% received an award. In the Senior School, Austin Beck (Year 10) received a Distinction, placing him in [...]

SMGS Students achieve Big Results In The Big Science Competition!

Yesterday, awards were given for the annual Big Science Competition, convened by Australian Science Innovations. This competition was voluntarily entered by students during May. Of the students who sat the competition, 36% received a Distinction or High Distinction. This was the best result for students sitting the examination for the last four years at SMGS. [...]