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  • SMGS Parents and Friends Association – Annual General Meeting

    The SMSG Parents and Friends Association, Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday the 11th November 2019 at 6PM in the SMGS Library.
  • ROOARRR!!! Our Dino-Mite Book Fair is this Tuesday!

    Dear SMGS Parents and Families, Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading: • Set the example. Let children see you read. • Have a collection of books in […]
  • Term 4 canteen menu now available

    The new Canteen menu for Term 4 is now available. Check out the Canteen page for the new menu: 2019 Term 4 Canteen Information
  • Join us for our OPEN DAY!

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School warmly invites all prospective Kindergarten to year 12 Families to their Open Day on Friday November 1st. Tour the campus, meet with the principal, teaching staff and students. Come and get a glimpse of our award-winning education and innovative learning environment in action. ***As our Open Day occurs on the same […]

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Year 3 and 4 begin their Lego Mindstorms adventure!

Year 3 and 4 are starting a LEGO Mindstorms adventure in Science and Technology. They are excited at the thought of programming their own creations this Term.

New Enrichment Program! – 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 five certificate levels. [...]

The Junior School Personal Passion Project a welcomed addition to SMGS Enrichment Program

The Personal Passion Project is an initiative designed for Junior School students that embraces project-based learning and provides the opportunity for students to study an area of personal interest and passion not provided within the realms of the traditional classroom curriculum. Participating students in Years 4 – 6 have been encouraged to develop their own [...]

Year 7/8 Debate Team advances to National Semi-Finals

Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Virtual Debate Team who won a closely argued quarter-final round against Kinross-Wolaroi on Friday. SMGS argued the affirmative on the topic: ‘That Reality TV is never real.’ The adjudicator said, ‘Both teams did an impressive job with nuanced arguments.’ He said the structure of our teams’ debate was excellent, as [...]

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, [...]