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  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  

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SMGS progresses through Round 3 of the Primary Virtual Debating Competition.

Yesterday our Primary Virtual Debating Team won Round 3 of the National Virtual Debating competition. Debate Topic: Plastic shopping bags should be replaced with paper bags in all retail outlets Affirmative: Snowy Mountains Grammar School - NSW Negative: Northside Montessori School (2) - NSW Adjudicator: Hannah Kuhar The adjudicator complemented both teams on having conducted [...]

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 [...]

Developing critical, creative thinkers

How do we develop critical, creative thinkers? What value do we place on project-based learning? At SMGS we provide our students with access to opportunities and experiences outside the parameters of the traditional curriculum. Programs such as Kidpreneur, the Aeronautical Velocity Challenge, Write a Book in a Day, the Da Vinci Decathlon Series, the STEM [...]

2019 Write a Book in a Day Competition

For the second year in a row, SMGS will be participating in the Kids Cancer Project Write a Book in Day Competion.  The Competition Write a Book in a Day is a creative and challenging team competition for students in Years 5 to 12. Teams of up to ten have just twelve hours to write and [...]

SMGS is finalist in three categories in the 2019 Australian Education Awards

On Tuesday 21 May, The Educator Magazine announced the finalists across each of the twenty-four categories for this year’s Australian Education Awards. The awards are open to any school in the Australian K-12 education sector. Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in three categories [...]

Da Vinci Decathlon an exciting enrichment event for SMGS students

Last week SMGS’ Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 teams travelled to Canberra Grammar School to compete in the 2019 da Vinci Decathlon. The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code-breaking, [...]

Year 7/8 Virtual Debate team wins second-round in close debate

Today our Year 7/8 Virtual Debate team competed against Trinity Anglican school in the second-round of the National Virtual Debating competition. Details of the debate are as follows: Topic: That Médecins Sans Frontières should not be impartial as to who they assist Affirmative: Snowy Mountains Grammar School – NSW Negative: Trinity Anglican School – Cairns, [...]

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 [...]

SMGS Kidpreneur back for 2019!

In 2018, SMGS launched Kidpreneur. The program was a huge success and is now back for 2019! (To read all about the program launch in 2018, click HERE!) Kidpreneur is an initiative designed to guide, support and equip today’s young people with the necessary skills to inspire our future entrepreneurs.  The program is open to [...]

Back to School 2019: Q&A with 2018 School Captain

Rebecca Matthes is a Snowy Mountains Grammar School alum, Class of 2018. She was School Captain, and Dux of her year. She received multiple HSC Band 6 results, and an ATAR of 96.25, and has chosen to study law at the University of Technology Sydney. Rebecca sat down with Dr Nelson, SMGS Director of Curriculum and Operations, to discuss her results, [...]