Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    15 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7 and 10 Immunisations

    26 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    26 October @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  4. World Teacher’s Day Morning Tea

    30 October @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am 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 Tavia Taylor

Tavia Taylor is the SMGS Kindergarten and Year 1 teacher. Prior to leading the K/1 class, Tavia was an integral part of the SMGS Enrichment and Learning Support team. In this role, she worked collaboratively with classroom teachers, students and parents to support individual students. This support included providing learning intervention lessons for students with identified learning needs and learning extension opportunities for students needing to be further challenged. Tavia's K/1 class is a vibrant and fun learning environment, where all of our youngest learners have the opportunity to flourish.

Year 2/3 use STEM to build the perfect pirate ship

Avast ye, mateys! Year 2/3 learnt about water displacement as part of their Science lesson today. Their challenge was to design and build a pirate ship that would float on the high seas.

Junior School creates ‘Garden of Hope’ for Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day! Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved annual campaign that raises life-saving funds for world-class cancer research. Our Junior School created a garden of ‘HOPE’, using paper daffodils, it turned out beautifully!

In the Jingle Jangle Jungle…

"In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play..." On Friday, during Literacy, our youngest learners used paddle pop stick puppets to retell the story of ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ written by Nick Bland.

K/1 Mystery Reader Program – Week 2

Last week was week 2 of our K/1 Mystery Reader program! What is the Mystery Reader program? Each week, members of our school community will visit our K/1 students and read a book chosen by Kindergarten Teacher, Ms Taylor. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our youngest learners get to meet other staff [...]

K/1 Literacy Rotations Term 2 Week 1

Our youngest learners started Term 2 with some new Literacy Rotation Activities. The Term 2, week 1 challenges included the following: High Frequency Word Familiarisation - Students place magnetic letters on the small whiteboards to spell High Frequency Words. This supports letter recognition and develops phonemic awareness. At the writable table, students write high frequency [...]

K/1 Term 1 Literacy Stations

K/1 have been busy working through a variety of literacy stations throughout Term 1. In small groups, students rotated through a variety of phonics, sight words, fine motor, independent reading and writing stations. Groups also participated in guided reading lessons with the classroom teacher. All activities were designed to allow students to apply and practise [...]

SMGS joins 8255 schools across Australia for National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

The youngest members of our school community had a busy day on Wednesday, 23rd May! Before heading out to the Athletics Carnival, our Kindergarten to Year 2 participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). SMGS joined 8255 schools, childcare centres, libraries and preschools around Australia in this year’s event.  The story, Hickory Dickory Dash, was [...]

School garden important tool in teaching K-2 students about living things

Our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 classes have been learning about living things in their science classes this term. Yesterday they started preparing the vegetable garden, getting it ready for planting!   

Calming the first day of school jitters – 5 tips

In the Snowy Monaro region, the commencement of the 2018 school year is fast approaching. The students embarking on their formal schooling journey this year will be the graduating class of 2030! It’s exciting to think how the next thirteen years will help shape our region’s youngest citizens and what careers and pathways they will choose to explore.