Events

  1. ESA 2020 – Applications Closing Date

    10/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Staff Day 1

    28/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 2

    29/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    29/01/2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29/01/2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • ESA 2020 Applications – Now OPEN!

    SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy 2020 Applications are now open! An application form & further information are available from the SMGS website www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/esa or by contacting SMGS registrar on registrar@smgs.nsw.edu.au Important dates for ESA 2019/2020 – Applications Open: 22 November 2019 – Applications Close: 10 January 2020 – Enrolment Interviews: 10 & 17 February – 2020 […]
  • 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

Academic

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Tips to Give Your Child the Best Start at School

This post originally appeared as an article in the Monaro Post newspaper. Tavia Taylor is a Kindergarten teacher. She has welcomed many children to Big School.   Starting Kindergarten is a monumental milestone in any child’s life. It also presents a big change for parents too. You may feel excited, nervous, or even overwhelmed, but [...]

SMGS Science Students Working to Discover Habitats for Endangered Frogs

Year 7 Science students have had the opportunity get hands-on, as they assess the local conditions for the establishment of an Alpine Tree Frog colony.   The students, who are currently studying ecology, conducted a range of water and soil quality tests around the banks of Lake Jindabyne. Three locations were assessed for their suitability [...]

SMGS Under New Management: Year 3 takes the reins in new Principal for a Day initiative

Charley Burns from Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Junior School Year 3 class had the opportunity to engage with education in a new way on Friday, thanks to SMGS Principal Dr Andrew Bell’s new initiative, Principal for a Day. During his time as principal, Charley was invited to engage with senior and administrative staff, and with students [...]

Kiandra House Brings SMGS together for Drought Relief

In early August, the NSW Government declared the entire State to be in drought. A mere 10mm of rain was recorded in the region in July of this year, with similar dry spells not seen since the 1980s. Many farmers have been forced to sell stock, or incur the added expense of purchasing feed.  Many Snowy Mountains [...]

Having “sum fun” online with the HSFOL mathematics competition

Our young budding mathematicians have just completed the Have Sum Fun Online (HSFOL) Maths competition. Junior School students from years 3 - 6 competed in four teams against students from across Australia. The competition, conducted by the Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA), is run online and comprises of three rounds over a three week [...]

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 [...]