Events

  1. Australia Day

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Staff Day 1

    28 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 2

    29 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Academies

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It’s really all about the electrons!

SMGS Head of Stage 6 and Chemistry/Physics teacher, Dr Darryl Nelson, has had two Chemistry videos accepted for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's (RACI) 100 Reactions series, celebrating their 100th anniversary. The two films that were accepted are: 1)    The Oxidation States of Vanadium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn8S-tWJS4I 2)    Flame Colours https://youtu.be/lbm9SddGp2E?list=PLH1M6iHMmRl4xtPyrC4yRr0EU2rCF9Q8G To learn more about the project, [...]

Immersing Ourselves in the Lives of our City Neighbours

Thrilled and excited to see quality actors, as well as the sights Sydney has to offer, Senior Drama students headed up to Sydney for our second excursion this year on Saturday, 22 July. Stepping off the bus and breathing in through our nostrils that great smell of city air, we arrived at Darling Harbour and [...]

SMGS Team successful in Round 4 of the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition

This afternoon the SMGS Mock Trial Team were successful against the Riverina Anglican College, Wagga Wagga, in a civil trial in the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition. The case concerned the common law principle of negligence, whereby the plaintiff, who was an Australia Post worker, claimed $50,000 in damages after she was bitten [...]

Senior School Drama Showcase Evening

Author: Lara Fairfield-Smith, Year 11  The Senior Drama students at Snowy Mountains Grammar School are hosting an evening to showcase their hard work in Drama throughout this term. Year 11 Year 11 students will be performing their class production: ‘Opening a Fuzzwollop’s Frame of Mind’. A group of people that range from one extreme to [...]

Shake, Shake, Shake!

Students in the Science Academy have had a very exciting time recently with the testing of a new, small type of seismometer called a Raspberry Shake. This device is essentially a Raspberry Pi computer attached to a sensitive seismometer that in theory will detect earthquakes that occur in this part of the world. After it [...]

Academy of Agriculture joins SMGS Academies of Excellence

Now into Term 2, our Academies of Excellence are in full swing! New to the line-up this year is the Agriculture Academy run by Mrs Susan Plum. Of the addition of the Agriculture Academy to the innovative Academies of Excellence, Mr Craig Moore, the Academies of Excellence co-ordinator, said “The diversity of opportunities available to [...]

Off the Beaten Track regional performance workshops with Andre Jewson

Last week, students spent a couple of days working with professional actor, VCA graduate and star of The Lion King, Andre Jewson. Andre conducted workshops on script analysis, acting styles for film and television, monologues and characterisation techniques. On Friday, May 5, Andre spent time with the senior Drama students working towards a deeper understanding [...]

Press Release: SMGS Drama Academy War Poetry Tour sets out to raise funds for Legacy Australia

SMGS Drama Academy students are touring south-east NSW with their unique production, “A Journey through 100 Years of War Poetry”, to raise funds for their benefactor and patron, Legacy Australia. Jindabyne, NSW, Monday 10 April 2017 - Presented by Snowy Mountains Grammar School Drama Academy, the physical theatre production of “A Journey through 100 Years [...]

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. [...]

Year 11/12 Drama Excursion to the Seymour Centre and the Sydney Theatre Company

On Friday, senior Drama students attended two Onstage performances at the Seymour Centre in Sydney, showcasing last year's HSC Band 6 Group and Individual Performances. Students were inspired by the outstanding level of acting skills and many performances elicited genuinely interesting discussions.  Students were keen to hear how everyone else interpreted each of the performances. Some were deeply moving [...]