Events

  1. Week 1

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Staff Day 3

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. SMIEC

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    19 April @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
  5. Boarders Return

    19 April @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!

    Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!   Our new Scholarship Program provides students from all around Australia with the opportunity to learn and grow in a unique alpine environment and to develop as well-rounded global citizens acting with courage and conviction as leaders of the future.   To learn more about Scholarships at […]
  • Lions Youth of the Year – Zac Corcoran, Year 12 advances to State round

    A huge congratulations to Zac Corcoran in Year 12, who not only won the local Lions Club of Jindabyne overall Youth of the Year Australia and public speaking components but has just won the regional competition in Ulladulla. He now moves on to the State round in Canberra in the coming weeks, representing SMGS and the […]
  • Dress for Success Sydney

    As one of our initiatives following International Women’s Day, SMGS is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success Sydney. Check out the details below on how you can get involved.
  • SMGS one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program

    SMGS’ wellbeing program has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. This year, SMGS is one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program, a three-year project in which AISNSW provides school-based professional learning for all staff and consultancy support for the school’s PBIS leadership team and in class. To […]

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About Melissa Bell

With over 20 Years in the teaching environment, Mrs Bell is an experienced and dedicated member of the SMGS team. She is passionate about helping students achieve their personal best throughout their school journey, with a personalised approach for each child. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education from Griffith University. Melissa is Head of Faculty – Education Support and Enrichment, teaches maths and science and runs the Duke of Edinburgh Program and Kidpreneur Program.

SMGS students successful in Term 4 ACER Examinations

After completing their End of Semester Examinations in Week 6, the ACER Certificate Program students have returned to their study books in order to prepare for their Term 4 ACER examinations. Eighteen students across Years 7 to 9 ambitiously embarked upon their certificate level examinations. The ACER Certificate Program is specifically designed as an extension [...]

Stop Motion Animation showcases Year 8 STEM creativity

The Year 8 STEM students have been learning how to create Stop Motion Animation videos during their lessons this term. Stop Motion Animation is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. The students physically manipulate objects in small steps and then individually photograph a series of frames. The [...]

SMGS Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – leading the way in program delivery through COVID-19

The NSW Office of Sport - Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award team hosted a webinar on Wednesday 21 October for Award Leaders throughout NSW schools and community organisations to provide an update on allowances and changes to the Award during COVID-19. Two schools (SMGS was one of them) were invited to present examples of how [...]

Outstanding results in the Term 2 ACER Certificate Program examination

ACER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading. This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own achievement, reinforce a growth mindset and foster a self-directed learning approach. The ACER Certificate Program is internationally recognised and provides [...]

Duke of Edinburgh Award Program in the Virtual Campus

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students at SMGS have adapted to the rapidly changing conditions int the world around us and are continuing to participate in the different elements of the Award. Our students have adjusted their activities to include sewing masks for our local medical centre and collecting rubbish from the lake foreshore for [...]

Junior School Kidpreneur Carnival

The Junior School Eat Street was filled with the sounds of excitement and laughter on Thursday lunchtime as the Kidpreneur Carnival was launched. The theme for the Kidpreneur Program in Term 4 focused on the creation of a ‘sideshow alley’ style of a carnival. Participants from Years 4 to 6 were tasked with designing, creating [...]

New Enrichment Program! – ACER Certificate Program

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading.  This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own achievement, reinforce a growth mindset and foster a self-directed learning approach. The ACER Certificate Program is internationally recognised and provides five certificate levels. [...]

The Junior School Personal Passion Project a welcomed addition to SMGS Enrichment Program

The Personal Passion Project is an initiative designed for Junior School students that embraces project-based learning and provides the opportunity for students to study an area of personal interest and passion not provided within the realms of the traditional classroom curriculum. Participating students in Years 4 – 6 have been encouraged to develop their own [...]

Enrichment News

Our thriving enrichment program has had a busy and exciting few months! Write A Book in a Day On Wednesday 20 June, SMGS entered five teams in the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition. This exciting enrichment event was a creative and challenging team competition for students in Years 5 to 12. Teams of [...]

2019 Write a Book in a Day Competition

For the second year in a row, SMGS will be participating in the Kids Cancer Project Write a Book in Day Competion.  The Competition Write a Book in a Day is a creative and challenging team competition for students in Years 5 to 12. Teams of up to ten have just twelve hours to write and [...]