Events

  1. Week 3

    9 May - 15 May
  2. NAPLAN Examinations

    10 May - 12 May
  3. Pyjama Party Year 10-12

    12 May @ 1:45 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  4. Secret Men’s Business Year 10-12

    12 May @ 1:45 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  5. Boarding Expo (Dubbo)

    13 May - 14 May

News

  • We’re Hiring – Elite Snowsports Academy – Multiple Positions

    Our award-winning Elite Snowsports Academy is looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our team for the 2022 winter. We have multiple roles available. For all the details or to apply online, check out our website: ESA Supervisor (on snow) ESA Academic Supervisor (option for on snow)
  • We’re Hiring! – Junior School – Primary Years Teacher – Fixed Term Contract

    Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for an inspiring, dynamic, and committed teacher in our Junior School to join our primary years team on a fixed-term contract across Term 2, 3 and 4 in 2022. Experienced and new scheme teachers are welcome to apply. For […]
  • We’re hiring! – Boarding House Positions

    We’re currently looking for the following positions to join our residential team: Boarding House Supervisor – Part Time Weekends Light-Rigid (LR) Bus Driver
  • Three SMGS Students headed to 2022 Park and Pipe FIS Junior World Championships

    Congratulations to Bella, Beau and Angus who have been selected to represent Australia in the 2022 Park and Pipe FIS Junior World Championships being held in Leysin, France this week.   Bella will compete in Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air while Angus and Beau will head to the start gate for the Freeski Slopestyle and […]

Science

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Year 6 STEM race to the finish line with their fan-driven carts

This semester, our Year 6 students have been busy in STEM, re-purposing old equipment to build fan-driven cars. The hands-on activity required students to call upon a breadth of skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, planning, creativity and working technical skills. Through re-purposing old equipment, students completed the following four tasks:  Task 1: Salvage usable parts from [...]

Year 7 Science Students explore water ways in Jindabyne in Cross-Curricular Field Study

During week 5, SMGS Year 7 students attended a cross-curricular field study in conjunction with their Term 3 Science study of ecology and ecosystems and Geography study of water.   An integral component of both of these subjects is developing skills for collecting data in the field. To nurture these skills, the students investigated the [...]

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 [...]