In K/1 and 2/3 this term, students are learning Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms and hands. These skills are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills that kids will need throughout their lives [...]
On Tuesday, 13 March, the circus came to town and we got to be a part of it! SMGS’ Junior School was entertained by a travelling circus company, called Circus Challenge. Two performance artists displayed their circus skills to us on stage as we watched them juggle, spin, throw and whirl objects around. They had [...]
Meet Botley! Yesterday, Ms Taylor's K/1 class had their first coding lesson. The room was a buzzing with excitement as students worked together in small groups to program the coding robot. Here are a few photos of their first experience with Botley. We are pretty sure the students figured out how to program the coding [...]
Last week, our Junior School Students were entertained by our friends, the theatre group, Meerkat Productions who performed a play called ‘Gary’. Based on the picture book written by Leila Rudge, two actors brought the story to life. They were successful in communicating the message of courage, resilience and grit to our students. They offered [...]
Author: Melissa Bell, Enrichment Teacher Over the past three weeks, SMGS has fielded two teams in the “Have Some Fun Online” mathematics quiz endorsed by the Australian Mathematics Teachers Association. This competition involved teams of four students competing against other schools from around Australia in an online problem-solving quiz. The Year 5 team comprised of [...]
Our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 classes have been learning about living things in their science classes this term. Yesterday they started preparing the vegetable garden, getting it ready for planting!
Author: Mr Martin Philpott, Head of Student Programs and Development Berridale Pool was the perfect location for a fantastic swimming carnival on Thursday, 15 February. The warm weather welcomed swimmers and spectators and allowed everyone to enjoy the camaraderie displayed by each of the houses. Older students encouraged and cared for their younger house members, [...]
Last week SMGS kicked off their 2018 K-2 and Year 12 Buddy Program. After meeting their Year 12 Buddy, students headed out to the SMGS oval to participate in an obstacle course, parachute games, and duck-duck goose. The group then had a picnic lunch, a reading session and finished the day off with a Nature [...]
In the Snowy Monaro region, the commencement of the 2018 school year is fast approaching. The students embarking on their formal schooling journey this year will be the graduating class of 2030! It’s exciting to think how the next thirteen years will help shape our region’s youngest citizens and what careers and pathways they will choose to explore.
SMGS was very excited to be able to share with Kindergarten families the results that were received from external diagnostic testing that was conducted by the University of Western Australia at the end of the school year. Students in their first year of school (Kindergarten) at SMGS participated in the PIPS (Performance Indicators in Primary [...]