Events

  1. SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy Ski

    2018 Elite Snowsports Academy Applications Close

    31 January @ 3:59 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. 2018 ACER Scholarship Entry Exam

    24 February @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Tender for Catering Services

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School invites tenders from local and regional caterers for the provision of Catering Services to the school and boarding house at its campus in Jindabyne
  • L’Etape Australia visits SMGS

    Thank you to Isabelle from L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France who came to SMGS today to speak to our students about the history, culture and impact of Tour de France and L’Etape Australia. Our primary students kept Isabelle on her toes with some great questions about the event! We are looking forward to cheering on […]
  • Year 7/8 Debate Team on to Semi-Finals

      Last week our Year 7/8 debate team won round 3 (Quarter-Finals) of the NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition against The Lakes College, QLD today. The topic of the debate is “That Science Fiction is the best fiction.” In this round, SMGS will debate on the affirmative – ” That Science Fiction is the […]
  • Term 4 Arts Events

    On Thursday 2nd November, the Junior School students will showcase music, art and other class work at the annual ‘Cre8ive Session – Junior’.  This has formerly been known as ‘VAV’.  The evening will commence at 5pm and will feature a musical performance from each Junior School class as well as solo and duet performances from […]

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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 [...]