Events

  1. Non-Term Time

    26 September @ 8:00 am - 12 October @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Staff Day 5

    12 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Boarders Return

    12 October @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Boarders Return – Term 4

    12 October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Year 11 Curriculum Camp

    13 October @ 8:00 am - 16 October @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • We’re Hiring – Executive, Teaching and Facilities Roles

    We’re looking to grow our amazing team with two new positions: Head of Middle School – Executive Role Senior School Teacher Mathematics & Science Facilities, Grounds and Transport Manager For more information or to apply for these roles, check out the links above. 
  • Voting is Now Open for The Science of Snowy Scheme Competition

    A number of SMGS State 2 and 3 students joined students from around the region in submitting their innovative ideas to Snowy Hydro’s inaugural National Science Week competition – The Science of the Snowy Scheme competition.  To read about all the submissions and to vote, click HERE!    
  • SMGS Debate Team Featured in the latest AISNSW Education News

    In their latest newsletter, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW ran a feature on 2020 NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition. In the article, SMGS Senior English teacher and debate team coordinator Ms Anne Jones talks about what the opportunity to continue debating at such a high level means for our students.   To read […]
  • 2021 Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening

    Choosing the right school for your child to begin their learning journey is an important and exciting time for all families. Join us for the SMGS Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening on Thursday, 3rd September at 6:00 pm. This evening is open to all pre-enrolled SMGS Kindergarten 2021 families, and families considering SMGS’ Kindergarten in 2021, […]

Junior School

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SMGS Launches Immersive Virtual Kindergarten Transition Program

As of Tuesday, 22 September, there are 127 days before the Kindergarten class of 2021 will begin their learning journey at ‘Big School’. For many of our future learners and their families, there are some big milestones and exciting events to look forward to over the next 127 days, such as Kindergarten transition and orientation [...]

Year 2/3 use STEM to build the perfect pirate ship

Avast ye, mateys! Year 2/3 learnt about water displacement as part of their Science lesson today. Their challenge was to design and build a pirate ship that would float on the high seas.

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 [...]

Students embrace Animals in the Hollows theme for 2020 Landcare artwork competition

Every year primary students from around the region have the opportunity to enter their wonderful artistic creations into the Upper Snowy Landcare Calendar Artwork Competition. This year’s theme was animals in the hollows, focusing on the animals returning to the bush after the bushfires earlier this year.   Guided by SMGS specialist Visual Arts teacher, [...]

K-2 Create Bin Monsters in STEM

Recently in their STEM class, our K-2 students considered a different way to think about recycling and rubbish bins. After discussing the benefits of recycling and understanding what we can recycle, our students were tasked with creating ‘bin monster’ prototypes that would be programmed to spin before being fed their recycling and rubbish. They [...]

Service Learning in the Junior School – Mawson’s Hut Foundation

This week, our K-6 students were immersed in a service learning experience- ‘Life in Antarctica’. Our Junior School contributed to fundraising for the Mawson’s Hut Foundation by purchasing wooden Adelie Penguins. 1000's of wooden Adelie Penguins will be painted by children around the world and displayed at the Festival of Mawson’s Hut. The painted penguins [...]

Technology Partnerships in the Junior School

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 [...]

Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

Yesterday our class of 2032 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey - their first 100 days of school! Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

Year 6 STEM class welcomes Minecraft for Education

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 [...]