Events

  1. [Pending]Pyjama Party

    25 May @ 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
  2. [Pending]Secret Men’s Business

    25 May @ 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
  3. National Sorry Day

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

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

    27 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 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.

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 [...]

SMGS Duke of Ed adventurer’s resilience put to the test in Jagungal Wilderness

The SMGS Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventurers have returned from their epic four-day adventure in the Jagungal Wilderness. The expedition party of 23 students from years 9 -12 along with four staff hiked 52km on foot with four days provisions in a hiking pack, summiting two incredible mountains: Round Mountain - 1755m above sea level, [...]

SMGS Kidpreneur back for 2019!

In 2018, SMGS launched Kidpreneur. The program was a huge success and is now back for 2019! (To read all about the program launch in 2018, click HERE!) Kidpreneur is an initiative designed to guide, support and equip today’s young people with the necessary skills to inspire our future entrepreneurs.  The program is open to [...]

The HSFOL Maths Competition

Author: Melissa Bell, Enrichment Teacher Over the past three weeks, SMGS has fielded two teams in the “Have Some Fun Online” mathematics quiz endorsed by the Australian Mathematics Teachers Association. This competition involved teams of four students competing against other schools from around Australia in an online problem-solving quiz.  The Year 5 team comprised of [...]