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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]