Events

  1. The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    23 January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. Australia Day

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

    28 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Staff Day 2

    29 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. New Boarders Arrive

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

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About Scott Frize

Scott has over 15 years’ experience in education across the globe, including our founding school, Redlands. After moving to England to teach at the Warwick School, Scott returned to Australia to take on the role of Head of Boarding at SMGS. After almost 4 years in boarding, Scott moved into the Director of Junior School. In 2019 Scott has taken on the integral role of Director of Learning Innovation.

Junior School STEM Enrichment Program

The combined subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provide a chance for students to foster skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. With the development of innovative programs at SMGS, and to provide an enrichment opportunity for our students, we have initiated a Junior School STEM enrichment program. A small [...]

The Students of 2031

By the time 2031 comes along, our current Kindergarten students will be in their final year of school. As Year 12 students, what skills should they be equipped with in order to step out into the rest of their lives as confident and contributing citizens? We do know that the skill set they will require [...]

AI for Good Challenge

AI FOR GOOD This term our students from Years 7-12 have been handed a challenge! As part of a competition called the AI for Good Challenge, students are encouraged to participate in coming up with ideas on how we can put artificial intelligence to good use across the following three areas: Accessibility – helping more than [...]

SMGS to host Dr Bianca Capra from Superstars of STEM

We are very excited to be hosting Dr Bianca Capra who is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering & Information Technology at UNSW Canberra and is part of the Science & Technology Australia Superstars of STEM program Dr Capra will be coming to give a talk to the girls of SMGS from Years [...]

Students make a splash at Junior School HICES Swimming Carnival

The representative carnival is an annual event for all independent primary co-educational schools who are members of HICES. It was held on Wednesday 6th March, at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at Homebush. This was a wonderful opportunity for selected SMGS students to compete and represent the school. Congratulations to all students who competed.

Academy students gain valuable experience at ‘Solutions Hackathon’

This week in Academy time in the Senior School we had the privilege of taking our Tuesday group to a local event run by the Snowy Mountains Innovation Network. The students participated in a workshop, ‘Solutions Hackathon’, which was run to draw out areas of focus for innovation in our local community into the future. [...]

Year 6 students attend Canberra GRIP Leadership Conference

This week we took all of our Year 6 students to attend the GRIP Leadership Conference at Canberra’s Australian Institute of Sport. Our Junior School leaders joined over 450 students attending from all over the region and fully embraced the opportunity to mix with other students who are in the same position at other schools. [...]

What I love about my Junior School

If you have been into our Junior School over the past term, you will have noticed the windows of K/1 and Year 2/3 have been adorned with pictures of the students of each respective class. They are holding boards that answer the question, ‘What I love about my Junior School’. The answers that were provided [...]

Year 6 Student, Emily Willsmer, advances to semi-finals in the Rostrum Public Speaking ACT Competition

The annual Rostrum Public Speaking ACT competition was held in Cooma on Monday, 4th June. Emily Willsmer from Year 6 represented our Junior School, having been chosen from our Year 5 and Year 6 students. Each student developed their own speech over the past term based on topics that the Rostrum organisation sends to all [...]

Kindergarten Readiness: Is my child ready for school?

The decision on whether your child is ready for school is not easily answered. One thing that I can say is that simply focusing on arming children with their letters and numbers before entering a kindergarten classroom is not what determines school readiness. School readiness is more about how adaptive a child is to a [...]