Events

  1. National Sorry Day

    26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  2. [Pending]NW Equestrian Expo

    27 May @ 8:00 am - 2 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. [Pending]ISA Cross Country

    27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. [Cancelled] Environmental Education Session

    27 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Cancelled] GRIP Leadership Summit (Year 6)

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

News

  • Return to School from Monday 1 June

    SMGS returns to an on-site campus for all year groups from Monday 1st June 2020. The week of Monday 25 May 2020 remains as: Monday – K to Yr 3; Yr 7 to Yr 9; Yr 11 & 12 Tuesday – K to Yr 3; Yr 7 & 8; Yr 11 & 12 Wednesday – […]
  • We’re Hiring – Uniform Shop Administrator

    We’re looking for a Uniform Shop Administrator to run our on-site uniform store, servicing new and existing families. For all the details, check out the position on our website: Uniform Shop Administrator
  • SMGS Virtual Easter Hat Challenge

    This Friday 3 April, we will be holding a virtual Kindergarten to Year 12 Easter Hat Challenge. The rules: 1. Must be Handmade. (You may add to another hat you have (ie, cap/ sombrero/ top hat). 2. It must fit and stay on your head (no hands) for the photo. 3. One hat per person. […]
  • SMIEC 2020 postponed until Term 4

    SMIEC 2020 After discussing at length  with SMGS Executive, the SMIEC committee, and in consultation with Perisher, we have made the responsible decision to postpone SMIEC 2020 until Term 4. With the announcement from the Australian Government yesterday in regards to public gatherings over 500, we believe this is the responsible decision to make. Snowy […]

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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.

Upcoming Virtual Careers and University Expos

It is coming to the time of the Year when all the Careers Expos are held. Due to the situation we find ourselves in this year, providers have been innovative in how they are going to run these events. The great thing for you as students is that you are able to go to all [...]

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 [...]