Events

  1. Week 4

    10 May @ 8:00 am - 14 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. NAPLAN

    11 May @ 8:00 am - 13 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. P & F Meet & Greet Drinks

    13 May @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders Exeat weekend

    15 May @ 8:00 am - 16 May @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Students advance to State Round in the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee

    Well done to all our Junior School students who participated in the School Round of the 2021 Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee at the end of Term 1. Congratulations to Year 4 student Zoe Horvath and Year 6 student Eve Owen who have advanced to the State round at the end of the month!
  • Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!

    Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!   Our new Scholarship Program provides students from all around Australia with the opportunity to learn and grow in a unique alpine environment and to develop as well-rounded global citizens acting with courage and conviction as leaders of the future.   To learn more about Scholarships at […]
  • Lions Youth of the Year – Zac Corcoran, Year 12 advances to State round

    A huge congratulations to Zac Corcoran in Year 12, who not only won the local Lions Club of Jindabyne overall Youth of the Year Australia and public speaking components but has just won the regional competition in Ulladulla. He now moves on to the State round in Canberra in the coming weeks, representing SMGS and the […]
  • Dress for Success Sydney

    As one of our initiatives following International Women’s Day, SMGS is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success Sydney. Check out the details below on how you can get involved.

Science

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Inaugural Environment Education Seminar: Regenerative Agriculture with Dr Charles Massy

On 11 March 2020, Snowy Mountains Grammar School was proud to launch its Environment Education Seminar series. Partnering with the Upper Snowy Landcare Network, the student-led SMGS Environment Committee was delighted to welcome Dr Charles Massy to talk about Regenerative Agriculture.   Dr Massy has managed his family’s grazing property, Severn Park, for forty-five years [...]

Year 7 STEM Friction Challenge

Our Year 7 STEM class started their day off with an exciting challenge - to construct a downhill skier that will race another skier down a ski ramp. The objective was to design one that reduces friction and reaches the bottom the fastest. Sounds pretty simple right? So what's the catch? To build their skiers, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]