Events

  1. Year 7-10 Examinations

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 23 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore – Day 5

    23 November @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT
  3. Junior School “Building Bee”

    24 November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
  4. Band Camp

    26 November @ 8:00 am - 28 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. SMGS P&F AGM

    26 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

News

Science

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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 [...]

Stage 2 explore the importance of bees and the process of pollination

This term in Science, Stage 2 have been exploring the Living World and have investigated a range of life cycles, including frogs, butterflies, cicadas, the life of a tomato and the importance of bees in helping fruit and flowers to grow through the process of pollination. To deepen their understanding of how pollination works, we [...]

Meet SMGS newest entomologists!

Yesterday, our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students spent the day at the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) Education Centre. The first part of the day was spent learning about the classification of insects. Students then created their own insects from clay and forest floor debris. After lunch the group went on a hike to [...]

SMGS Science Academy students’ paper published in the Journal of the Future Project

Author: Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Curriculum, Head of Faculty (Science) The Academies of Excellence Program at SMGS provides many opportunities to students, in multiple areas. Last year, through the Science Academy, two of our Year 11 students accepted the opportunity to work in a laboratory with some old colleagues of mine from my [...]

School garden important tool in teaching K-2 students about living things

Our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 classes have been learning about living things in their science classes this term. Yesterday they started preparing the vegetable garden, getting it ready for planting!   

SMGS Students Impress in the 2017 ICAS Mathematics, ICAS English and RACI Chemistry Quiz

Earlier this year, SMGS students were recognised for their achievements in the ICAS Mathematics, ICAS English and RACI Chemistry Quiz. Our students’ impressive results are a testament to their hard work and the strong academic standards we promote at SMGS. According to the Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) website, over one million student entries are accepted [...]

Student turns DT project into an innovative chemistry study guide

At SMGS, we are preparing our students for current and future global communities, where emerging 21st century skills and thinking will be essential to thrive. It is no longer enough to pass on information to students; we must be teaching and inspiring students with what they can do with the information, equipped with advanced thinking [...]

ICAS Science Results a Success!

Senior students accepting their Distinctions from outgoing Academic Captain Aaron Pottage. The ICAS Science results are in, and it proves yet again that academic standards at SMGS are strong. We administer the competition to all students in each cohort. This year, 34% of those students received a Merit or higher and it is [...]

‘What’s the matter?’

Last week our Year 3 and 4 students collaborated with our Year 11 and 12 Chemistry class on a few experiments. Currently, our Year 3 and 4 students are studying a unit of work called ‘What’s the matter?’. In this unit, we look at the changes of state to materials when heat is added or [...]

Certainty and Science

An unknown bacterium being tested for antibiotic resistance. Image credit: D. Nelson The nature of Science is often not well understood. One of my friends recently described Science as “black and white” in comparison to another subject where subjectivity might play a part. In a Science examination, you're looking for specific information, but in [...]