Events

  1. Non School Time

    07/12/2021 @ 8:00 am - 21/01/2022 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Australia Day

    26 January
  3. Week 1

    31 January - 6 February

News

  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re looking for someone to join our Boarding House team on a part-time basis, working 4.00pm – 10.00pm, Monday to Thursday during school term time. For all the details or to apply online: Boarding House Supervisor
  • SMGS 2021 Speech Day

    Junior School Speech Day Program – click link to view Middle and Senior School Speech Day Program – click link to view  
  • SMGS (A) Year 9/10 team progresses to the Grand Final of the AIS Virtual Debating Competition!

    The AIS Virtual Debating Competition has been the one event/ competition that has persevered during the year, and what a way to end a season! SMGS fielded five teams across competitions from Primary to Year 11, with the Primary and Year 8 teams reaching the final 16 in Australia. Today the SMGS (A) Year 9/10 […]
  • 2022 Elite Snowsports Academy – Applications Now Open!

      Applications are now open for SMGS 2022 Elite Snowsports Program (ESA) Program!   Applications close on Sunday 16 January 2021.   To learn more or to enquire, head to   https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/co-curricular/snowsports/elite-snowsports-academy/

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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.

Exploring New Forms of Communication – Podcasting Workshop Engaging, Fun and Rewarding

Exploring New Forms of Communication In an ever-changing world one thing remains constant; our need to effectively communicate. However, the opportunities we have to do this are certainly changing. Podcasting is a platform that is changing the way we consume information and entertainment. For many, we are converted podcast listeners. For a few we [...]

Podcasting workshop helps develop student digital literacy

With the medium of podcasting increasingly becoming a mainstream form of information and entertainment, our Year 9 students were provided with an opportunity to see what it is all about over the last two days. Developing skills of planning, interviewing, recording and editing, via hardware and software solutions, is a highly transferrable skill set [...]

Introducing Side Project – SMGS Inaugural Youth Short Film Festival

Side Project is SMGS inaugural Youth Short Film Festival. It is an event that has been designed for SMGS students in Years 7-10 to express their creative side as digital content creators. The increase in digital social platforms for people to share their stories continues to develop and has become the ‘go-to’ space for students [...]

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 [...]