Events

  1. Week 3

    3 May @ 8:00 am - 7 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Athletics Carnival

    7 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Week 4

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

    11 May @ 8:00 am - 13 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.

Academies

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Preparing for the 2017 Australian Mountain Bike Interschools

Written by Guest Blogger: Vanessa Knee, Founder and Head Coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders About Vee: Vee is the founder and head coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders. Chasing the snow as a passionate skier, she moved to Whistler, Canada, for the spring of 1991 and was introduced to mountain biking. Vee spent most of the [...]

Intensive art opportunities at the National Art School

The National Art School's intensive studio program for year 11 students The National Art School of Sydney (NAS) offers the opportunity for Year 11 Art students from across the state to experience what it is like to work and study at a visual arts specialist college each year. For those that don’t know the National [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers across academia, sport, performance and citizenship. This was my first Speech Day at SMGS and, like all events I have [...]

Gaining my Pilot Certificate – by Nicholas Nanninga, Year 12

November has been an important month for me. Not only did I put P-plates on my first car but I also attained my RA-Aus Pilot Certificate, the freedom and independence of which is pretty good really. Several people have been instrumental in helping me to achieve this goal. I would like to acknowledge the [...]

Science: A Global Perspective

Working Scientifically is a component of all secondary science courses in the current NSW Science Curriculum. Usually, this entails developing hypotheses, selecting the best course of action and materials to conduct investigations, carrying out the investigation safely and analysing the data produced in order to confirm or refute the hypothesis. In that melee, listening is [...]

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 [...]

SMGS partners with Jindabyne Trail Stewardship

The SMGS Mountain Biking School of Excellence Program has been designed to give students a foundation in down-hill, free-ride and cross-country mountain biking. The program aims to increase riding skills, improve techniques and to give students the opportunity to develop a pathway to national level industry certification in trail design and construction. The school has [...]