Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    17 October - 8 November
  2. Seniors Investiture Ceremony

    21 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews

    21 October @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. Kindergarten Information Evening

    23 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Term 4 canteen menu now available

    The new Canteen menu for Term 4 is now available. Check out the Canteen page for the new menu: 2019 Term 4 Canteen Information
  • Join us for our OPEN DAY!

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School warmly invites all prospective Kindergarten to year 12 Families to their Open Day on Friday November 1st. Tour the campus, meet with the principal, teaching staff and students. Come and get a glimpse of our award-winning education and innovative learning environment in action. ***As our Open Day occurs on the same […]
  • Dr Adam Lloyd to lead STEM at SMGS

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Adam Lloyd will be returning to SMGS in 2020 as Head of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Dr Lloyd was previously Head of Mathematics in 2018 and we welcome Adam and his family back to Jindabyne and to SMGS. Dr Lloyd will work at the coalface in […]
  • Thank you Snowy Monaro Region for your support!

    Yesterday, the NSW Government announced the successful My Community Projects. Unfortunately, the Multi-Purpose Sports Courts for the Jindabyne Community did not receive enough points in the public vote to receive funding. Of the 20 or so project applications for the Monaro, only two were successful, for a total of just over $200,000 in funding. The […]

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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.

Coding in Year 2

Our Year 2 students are currently undertaking a Coding unit of work. Students have been exploring how computer codes can be written using mathematical skills in patterns. This week, students demonstrated their problem-solving skills by building codes to move an Angry Bird through a series of mazes to catch the “naughty pig”. This lesson gave [...]

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 [...]