Events

  1. SMGS Snowsports
  2. Scots Race

    2017 Scots Race

    9 July - 10 September
  3. Redlands Cup
  4. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    17 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • AIS free concussion baseline testing – Tuesday 27 June

    This year SMGS has arranged to receive free concussion baseline testing. This testing will be conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University and Canberra University, who will be visiting the school on Tuesday 27th June (first week of school holidays) and is available for students 12 years and over. The results of […]
  • 2017 Redlands Cup – SMGS Start List

    Yes, it’s that time of year again! SMGS is getting ready for the much-anticipated Term 2 break, the 2017 ESA and ‘Term 3 only’ cohort arriving, and the completion of the new boarding accommodation block. Many of our staff and students have already been enjoying the start to the ski season by getting in some […]
  • Local pirates make a splash for kids with cancer!

      On Friday 9 June, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will embrace their inner scally-wags and dress up like pirates for childrens’ cancer research. It’s the 3rd annual “Pirate Day Friday”, a national fundraiser that encourages children, office workers and whole towns to dress up and give a gold coin donation for the privilege. All funds […]
  • You are hereby summoned to a Mad Hatter Trivia Night!

      Don’t be late for a very important date! The P&F Trivia night is just around the corner on Friday 9th June 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm! $15 at the door, bring your own drinks and dinner! Please ensure you rsvp to pandf@smgs.nsw.edu.au We hope to see you there!  

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About Michael Barton

Dr Michael Barton has worked in Catholic and Independent Boarding Schools for 16 years across NSW and Queensland. He completed his doctorate exploring the experiences of boarding on young people in Queensland Catholic boarding schools with a particular focus on their participation, retention and attainment. He is currently Deputy Principal at Snowy Mountains Grammar School.

What is Innovation?

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by focusing on educational leaders; in particular, those leaders who are involved in educational decisions in our profession, sector and schools. [...]

Acing the ACER Examination

Acing the Acer Examination So you have decided that you would like to sit the ACER examination in order to unlock scholarship opportunities for a school next year? That’s great and you should be proud of your decision! Just like any examination, test or race, your preparation is important. By investing some time before the [...]

Term 4 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Monday 17, 2016 it was our pleasure to welcome parents to join us for the Principal’s Merit Assembly. We recognised the students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional), Academic Endeavour (Provisional) and Certificates of Merit or above in the ICAS Mathematics Competition. Academic Endeavour Provisional For students who received a Grade Point [...]

Best Practice for HSC Support – 7 Tips for Parents and Families

As our students commence the final days before their HSC examinations, it’s a very prudent time to reflect on some key strategies and tips that may help their families support them through this rollercoaster of a time. Keeping a Balance One of the biggest support mechanisms and structures that a family can put in [...]

6 Reasons to choose a Co-Educational Boarding School

Going to boarding school doesn’t mean you have to go to a single-sex boarding house. At Snowy Mountains Grammar School boarding house, you have the opportunity to live and learn with other girls and boys and to develop real friendships that will last for life! Our boarding house is the only boarding house in Australia [...]

Parents and Boarding Staff – a team approach to the care of boarding students.

“Parents and boarding staff – working together to care and mentor the children of our future”. – Michael Barton, SMGS Deputy Principal This article isn’t about parent bashing – there are other commentators who do that and I’m not one for dividing the partnership that needs to be established between a parent (home) and [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in which they love to learn. In addition, our students also learn the full complement of the rigorous Australian Curriculum administered [...]

Term 3 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Monday 1 August, the Term 3 Principal’s Merit Assembly recognised the continued achievements of students in Years 7-12 during the course of Semester 1. Individual student results from Term 1 and Term 2 are combined, with provisional Academic Endeavour (Academic Effort) and Provisional Academic Honours (Academic Achievement) being presented to approximately 40% of the [...]