This term, the SMGS Junior School continues to create opportunities to develop critical digital literacies as they work with new technologies as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Last term, our Year 6 students worked on a term-long project within Minecraft Education. It is now K-5’s turn to interact with and develop [...]
Yesterday our class of 2032 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey - their first 100 days of school! Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!
Every Wednesday during Term 2, Year 6 have been busy building as part of their STEM learning. This time, though, there are no cardboard off-cuts or hot glue guns and masking tape. Year 6 are creating a virtual playground for the rest of the Junior School to play in, using Minecraft for Education. Teams have [...]
Our Year 4 and 5 students have begun a new “Brain Break Fitness Program” to tie in with their Personal Development and Health units of work. They have been learning how a healthy, safe and active lifestyle can enhance connections with others. Midway through the morning academic session each day, students can be seen running [...]
Do you know what TLDR means? I didn’t until this week when I sat in on a webinar hosted by Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell from McCrindle, the renowned forecast, strategy and research firm.Understanding Generation Alpha was the theme. Generation Alpha is the term coined for the generation of youth born 2010 to 2024 (our [...]
On Friday 5 June 2020, we launched our first session of Problemo which is a mathematics enrichment program run by the Australian Maths Trust. Our budding mathematicians engaged their brains to solve real-world problems! The room was abuzz with energy with light bulb moments aplenty! To learn more about the SMGS Learning Enrichment and Support [...]
On Wednesday 3 June, SMGS held its 21st annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition. A highlight on the SMGS calendar, the Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition always treats audience members to an engaging evening of compelling, thought-provoking and comical musings from our speakers, and this year was no different. Who is Maria Kisich? The Maria Kisich trophy was [...]
A warm welcome back from Principal, Dr Andrew Bell as we begin our staggered return to a Physical Campus.
Virtual Campus Update Over the last few years, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has taken a digital-first approach to its systems and processes. We have worked to innovatively embed technology across our campus, curriculum and programs. Our forward-thinking approach to technology has perhaps been one of the key assets we had in our toolkit in response to the impact COVID-19 has [...]
In preparation for Term 2 Virtual Classrooms, Junior School teachers have prepared work packs to further support student learning throughout the term. The packs contained a variety of items including work booklets, skipping ropes for PE lessons, resourceas for STEM and science lessons. Packs were delivered to students within Jindabyne township and pick up points [...]