Events

  1. School Holidays

    30 June @ 8:00 am - 23 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Staff Day No.5

    23 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Boarding House Students Return

    23 July @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. First Day of Term 3

    24 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. 2018 SMGS Interschools Snowsports

    Regional Interschools – Perisher

    25 July @ 8:00 am - 27 July @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Kindergym and Little Gym back for Term 3

    Kindergym and Little Gym will be running through Term 3 as a combined class from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Classes will begin the second week of Term on Tuesday 31st July 2018. For more information, please visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/programs/jindabyne-kindergym-and-little-gym/
  • Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening We warmly invite all Year 10 students and their parents currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling at SMGS in 2019 to attend our Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening on Tuesday, 31st July, commencing at 6:00 pm. An important transition At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we understand the importance […]
  • SMGS Virtual Debate teams advance to top ten in the country

    Our 2018 NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition Teams have been very busy this year! Last week, we were notified that our Year 9/10 and Open team have made it into the final 10 schools in Australia! In round 5, the Year 9/10 will debate against The Essington School Darwin, while the Open team will […]
  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Team List – Updated

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.

Academic

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20th Annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition

On Thursday, 7 June, the SMGS community gathered for the 20thannual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition. Who is Maria Kisich? The Maria Kisich trophy was named in honour of the school’s first English teacher, one of the founding teachers of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, and who promoted the importance of public speaking skills and encouraged [...]

Arming students with the tools for the rapidly changing workforce

The rapid growth and integration of technology across the modern workforce is changing the expectations placed on our future graduates. While the traditional STEM approach in schools has provided a good stepping stone in the past, there is a clear gap emerging between what we are teaching our children and what the real worldexpects from [...]

Dr Adam Lloyd, SMGS Head of Faculty – Mathematics and Movement: article recently published in the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology

On Wednesday, 27 June, SMGS Head of Faculty – Mathematics and Movement, Dr Adam Lloyd’s journal article, “Parental Influences on Those Seeking a Career in STEM: The Primacy of Gender”, was published in the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. The journal article, of which Adam was the lead author, is based on his [...]

Collaboration and teamwork key for students in Write a Book in a Day Competition

On Wednesday, 27 June, three teams from SMGS participated in the Write a Book in a Day competition (WABIAD). WABIAD is a creative and challenging team competition where teams of up to ten students brainstorm, write, illustrate and edit their own books in a one-day period. Completed books are then donated to children in hospitals all [...]

Year 6 Student, Emily Willsmer, advances to semi-finals in the Rostrum Public Speaking ACT Competition

The annual Rostrum Public Speaking ACT competition was held in Cooma on Monday, 4th June. Emily Willsmer from Year 6 represented our Junior School, having been chosen from our Year 5 and Year 6 students. Each student developed their own speech over the past term based on topics that the Rostrum organisation sends to all [...]

Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge – Day One Junior School

What a great opening day at the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge at the University of Wollongong. The rain cleared and sun come out just in time for the start of the day. The competition attracts schools from across the country who compete in three age groups (Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary) across three different [...]

The stage is set for the 2018 Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition

The 20th annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition will be held on Thursday 7th June, 2018, starting at 6.15pm. Speakers will present from four divisions – Upper Primary, Junior (Years 7/8), Intermediate (Years 9/10) and Senior (Years 11/12). This year, we will be welcoming the inaugural winner, Emma Arbeau (née Rupcic) (winner 1999, 2000) to present the [...]

2018 Term 1 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Friday, 18th May, Senior School students were recognised who have achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and/or Academic Endeavour (Provisional) for Term 1. Academic Endeavour is calculated by converting the effort grades each student achieves into numbers and then averaging those across all of their subjects. Academic Honours is calculated by determining the average percentage each [...]

Year 11 Legal Studies Excursion to the Cooma Courthouse for Law Week

Our Year 11 Legal Studies students were very lucky to be invited to Cooma Court House as part of Law Week. The students spent the morning in court watching a list day with Magistrate Michael Antrum presiding. There was a wide range of matters before the court, including driving offences, AVOs, damage to property and [...]

SMGS Mock Trial team back in the courtroom

On Thursday, 3rd May, the SMGS Mock Trial team had their first Mock Trial of 2018 against Scots School Albury via video conference. SMGS were the plaintiff in a civil case disputing a will. Our team were successful in winning the case but unfortunately we lost the trial. I was very proud of the students [...]