Events

  1. 2019 Monaro Region Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

    20 May @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Maria Kisich Public Speaking

    21 May @ 6:00 pm - 23 July @ 8:30 pm AEST
  3. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Kiandra Charity

    22 May @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST
  4. HICES Cross Country

    23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • This just in! Two additional places available in the 2019 ESA program

    This just in!  We are delighted to announce that we have opened additional places for two student-athletes to join the 2019 SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) this winter. If you are interested in applying, please submit your application by Monday, 27th May 2019.  Entering its fourth year, the SMGS ESA program will continue to deliver […]
  • Online ordering now available for SMGS Canteen

    Online ordering with Flexischools is now available for the SMGS Canteen! Head to the link below for more information and how to set up your Flexischools account! SMGS Canteen: Canteen  
  • We’re Hiring – Full and Part Time School Cleaners

    We are currently hiring for two positions: Full-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-full-time/ Part-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-part-time/
  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.

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About Emma Smith

Emma Smith has been in early childhood education for over 17 years in a variety of settings in both Australia and overseas. She has completed a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership. Emma is passionate about providing learning experiences which are designed to allow every student to be engaged in a meaningful, exciting and authentic way in order to become lifelong learners. She is currently the Junior School Enrichment and Learning Support Teacher, Stage 3 HSIE teacher, Junior and Senior School PD/H/PE teacher and Head of the School of Early Childhood.

SMGS’ Inaugural Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat Ready to Roll

Snowy Mountains Grammar School, in association with Jindabyne Girl Riders, are very excited to announce our first ever Girls’ Mountain Bike Retreat. Mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains is a growing sport, and at SMGS we want to provide students with opportunities to build their riding confidence and ability in a safe, supportive and positive [...]

Gold! Gold! Gold! In Stage 3 History.

This term in Stage 3 History, our students have been learning about the impact that the Gold Rushes had on the Australian colonies and how this period shaped our nation. In our first lesson, students were exploring Gold as a precious commodity where they were divided into six groups, Material Scientists, Geologists, Miners, Historians, Gold [...]

Food for thought – Year 7 PDHPE class learn about healthy food options

Author: Emma Smith, Junior School Enrichment and Learning Support teacher, Junior and Senior School PDHPE teacher and Head of the School of Early Childhood.  The Year 7 PDH class have been studying the unit ‘Healthy Habits’ this term, which involves looking at healthy food options and healthy meals. The class decided that they wanted to [...]

Fundamental movement skills, the ‘building blocks’ for more complex and specialised skills

In K/1 and 2/3 this term, students are learning Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms and hands. These skills are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills that kids will need throughout their lives [...]

School readiness – what does it really mean?

I often have people ask me what school readiness actually means. Does it mean they are ready if they can read or write? Does it mean they are ready if they can count to twenty? Judy Kynaston, Early Childhood Australia General Manager, suggests the research states that these things actually make little to no difference [...]

The importance of building relationships and connections in the early years of school life

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou When I think back to my school years, it is not the learning that comes to mind first and foremost. It is the relationships that I formed [...]