Events

  1. ESA 2021 Applications Close

    17 January @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. Week 1

    25 January @ 8:00 am - 29 January @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 1

    25 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Australia Day

    26 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Environment Committee Interviewed by ABC

    In September, members of the SMGS Environment Committee gathered to learn that they had been successful in their application for a grant from theFRRR and ABC Heywire. The student group is one of only 24 from across Australia who will share in over $180,000 of funding that will contribute to engaging youth in their local […]
  • SMGS named as Innovative Schools 2020 winner!

    We are extremely honoured to be named as an Innovative Schools 2020 winner for our work in reimagining our Kindergarten readiness program, Let’s Explore to provide our future learners with a meaningful and memorable transition program despite the current climate around COVID-19. To read The Educator’s media release and to view the full list of […]
  • Registrations now open! – ACER Scholarship Examination – for 2022 Enrolment

    Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence Scholarships will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2021.   To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/   SMGS’ Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 2022 enrolment will open in 2021 after the […]
  • We’re Hiring – Multiple Positions

    It’s exciting times at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and there is no better time to join our multi-award-winning team. The following positions have just been advertised: Junior School Education Support Teaching Assistant IT Support Officer Boarding House Supervisor Junior School Music Teacher (Years K-6)

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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 [...]