Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    15 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Senior Investiture Ceremony

    19 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT
  3. Principal’s Merit Assembly

    19 October @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  4. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    19 October @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Innovative Kindergarten Transition Program featured in The Educator Online

    SMGS Immersive Virtual Kindergarten Transition Program was recently featured in The Educator Online.  To read the full article, head to:  https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/virtual-program-prepares-kindy-kids-for-big-school/273553 With consideration of the current regulations regarding running Kindergarten transition programs in NSW, we re-imagined Let’s Explore, SMGS’ Kindergarten transition program for 2020. Built around a collective desire to find a way to provide […]
  • We’re Hiring – Executive, Teaching and Facilities Roles

    We’re looking to grow our amazing team with two new positions: Head of Middle School – Executive Role Senior School Teacher Mathematics & Science Facilities, Grounds and Transport Manager For more information or to apply for these roles, check out the links above. 
  • Voting is Now Open for The Science of Snowy Scheme Competition

    A number of SMGS State 2 and 3 students joined students from around the region in submitting their innovative ideas to Snowy Hydro’s inaugural National Science Week competition – The Science of the Snowy Scheme competition.  To read about all the submissions and to vote, click HERE!    
  • SMGS Debate Team Featured in the latest AISNSW Education News

    In their latest newsletter, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW ran a feature on 2020 NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition. In the article, SMGS Senior English teacher and debate team coordinator Ms Anne Jones talks about what the opportunity to continue debating at such a high level means for our students.   To read […]

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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.

K-2 Create Bin Monsters in STEM

Recently in their STEM class, our K-2 students considered a different way to think about recycling and rubbish bins. After discussing the benefits of recycling and understanding what we can recycle, our students were tasked with creating ‘bin monster’ prototypes that would be programmed to spin before being fed their recycling and rubbish. They [...]

Technology Partnerships in the Junior School

This term, the SMGS Junior School continues to create opportunities to develop critical digital literacies as they work with new technologies as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Last term, our Year 6 students worked on a term-long project within Minecraft Education. It is now K-5’s turn to interact with and develop [...]

Year 6 STEM class welcomes Minecraft for Education

Every Wednesday during Term 2, Year 6 have been busy building as part of their STEM learning. This time, though, there are no cardboard off-cuts or hot glue guns and masking tape. Year 6 are creating a virtual playground for the rest of the Junior School to play in, using Minecraft for Education. Teams have [...]

TLDR – An acronym that may represent the sign of things to come

Do you know what TLDR means? I didn’t until this week when I sat in on a webinar hosted by Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell from McCrindle, the renowned forecast, strategy and research firm.Understanding Generation Alpha was the theme. Generation Alpha is the term coined for the generation of youth born 2010 to 2024 (our [...]

What will become our new normal?

What will become our new normal? As we begin to transition back to our physical campus over the coming weeks, I wonder what we will all take from this experience as learners? Teachers, students and families will never forget 2020 as the year when we had to learn from home. If we are fortunate enough [...]

Ready for Term 2 – SMGS Virtual Campus update

Virtual Campus Update  Over the last few years, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has taken a digital-first approach to its systems and processes. We have worked to innovatively embed technology across our campus, curriculum and programs.  Our forward-thinking approach to technology has perhaps been one of the key assets we had in our toolkit in response to the impact COVID-19 has [...]

Patent Attorney Jack Redfern joins Academy of Innovation in the Virtual Campus

On Tuesday afternoon, our students in the Academy of Innovation Program joined a presentation in their Virtual Campus via Zoom with Mr Jack Redfern. Mr Redfern is a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney with just on 30 years experience in that industry. He has worked with an extensive range of clients from individuals [...]

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 [...]