Events

  1. Year 11 Examination Block

    21 September @ 8:30 am - 25 September @ 3:30 pm AEST
  2. [Cancelled] ESA and Snowsports Presentation Evening

    24 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. JS Merit Assembly

    24 September @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST
  4. [Pending] Year 12 Breakfast

    25 September @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am AEST
  5. End of Term 3

    25 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • 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 […]
  • 2021 Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening

    Choosing the right school for your child to begin their learning journey is an important and exciting time for all families. Join us for the SMGS Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening on Thursday, 3rd September at 6:00 pm. This evening is open to all pre-enrolled SMGS Kindergarten 2021 families, and families considering SMGS’ Kindergarten in 2021, […]
  • Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

    On Friday 31 August, the SMGS Kindergarten class of 2020 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey – their first 100 days of school!   Students participated in the following activities: reading “I’ll teach my dog 100 words” to start the day,  creating “100th-day crowns”, doing a “100 drops of water prediction” activity, making a “100 balloon” craft activity to display in their room, completing a “100 […]
  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor

Academic

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Students take flight in STANSW Young Scientist Paper Plane Competition

As part of the 2020 National Science Week Activities, students had the opportunity to participate in the STANSW Young Scientist Paper Plane Competition. SMGS had a number of students make the made the minimum cut-offs for the airtime and distance categories. Year 6 student, Will May placed 7th in the airtime category!   The leaderboards can [...]

Junior School students explore the Deep Blue for National Science Week

Science Week was jam-packed full of excitement! The theme this year was Deep Blue. Year 6 engaged in the engineering process, creating prototypes that could clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Students planned and built, tested and modified their designs to meet the engineering brief. Yr 6 pics Class 2/3 further explored Antarctica and [...]

Alumna, Lucy Schroeder (Class of 2016, Twynam)

Snowy Mountains Grammar School Alumna (Class of 2016, Twynam), Lucy Schroeder, held the position of Academic Captain in her final year at SMGS and was the Dux of the 2016 cohort. Lucy is currently completing a degree in Law from the Women’s College within the University of Sydney and is a Katrina Dawson Foundation Scholar.  When it comes to her motivation and life pursuits, Lucy said, “I still don’t really know exactly what path [...]

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 [...]

Aromas in Organic Chemistry

Year 12 Chemistry undertake a study of organic chemistry as the third unit of the syllabus. This is the branch of chemistry dealing with compounds mainly made of carbon and hydrogen, and sometimes with oxygen or nitrogen, many of which are commonly used in the household. For example, methylated spirits is a combination of the simple alcohols [...]

Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Webpage Now Live

We are looking forward to the Virtual Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Evening being held on Thursday 30 July via webinar at 6:00 pm. In previous years, we have held an expo where students, parents and carers could speak directly to Heads of Faculty and subject teachers about all Year 11 and 12 courses. This [...]

Outstanding results in the Term 2 ACER Certificate Program examination

ACER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading. This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own achievement, reinforce a growth mindset and foster a self-directed learning approach. The ACER Certificate Program is internationally recognised and provides [...]

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 [...]

2020 Maria Kisich Pubic Speaking Competition

On Wednesday 3 June, SMGS held its 21st annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition.   A highlight on the SMGS calendar, the Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition always treats audience members to an engaging evening of compelling, thought-provoking and comical musings from our speakers, and this year was no different.  Who is Maria Kisich?  The Maria Kisich trophy was [...]