Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    18 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. 2019 Prefect Induction

    22 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    22 October @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. SMGS P&F Meeting

    23 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  5. Principal’s Merit Assembly

    26 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

School of Invention

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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 [...]

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 [...]

What is Innovation?

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by focusing on educational leaders; in particular, those leaders who are involved in educational decisions in our profession, sector and schools. [...]

From Theory to Application

It is very easy to get caught up in theoretical explanations of subjects like Science and Technology. One of the more enjoyable experiences for students can be applying their knowledge by “doing” something based on that theory. Ostensibly the Academies of Excellence at Snowy Mountains Grammar School cater for those opportunities beyond what can be [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in which they love to learn. In addition, our students also learn the full complement of the rigorous Australian Curriculum administered [...]

Building a Submersible – Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is the centrepiece of our submersible designs. It not only controls the speed and direction of the engines but is also responsible to providing real-time telemetry including a live high definition video feed. Today we familiarised ourselves with the operation of these amazing little devices which included some basic operations such as image capture. [...]