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  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  
  • P&F Pure 80’s Trivia Night – Friday 24th June – Call for silent auction donations

    To the SMGS community, The Parents and Friends Committee of Snowy Mountains Grammar School are excited to announce the upcoming Trivia Night on Friday 21 June. The theme of the 2019 Trivia Night will be ‘Pure 80s’. In addition, we are pleased to let you know that this year 10% of all profits from the […]

Director of Junior School

//Director of Junior School

Junior School STEM Enrichment Program

The combined subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provide a chance for students to foster skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. With the development of innovative programs at SMGS, and to provide an enrichment opportunity for our students, we have initiated a Junior School STEM enrichment program. A small [...]

Developing critical, creative thinkers

How do we develop critical, creative thinkers? What value do we place on project-based learning? At SMGS we provide our students with access to opportunities and experiences outside the parameters of the traditional curriculum. Programs such as Kidpreneur, the Aeronautical Velocity Challenge, Write a Book in a Day, the Da Vinci Decathlon Series, the STEM [...]

Young People and Mental Health

The rise in mental health issues is of great concern within our wider community, though none more so than the increase in mental health prevalence among our youth. We now have years’ worth of quality data collected from various creditable organisations, which consistently report that around one in four adolescents are presenting with mental health [...]

An overview of the personalised learning journey in Years 4-6 mathematics

What is happening at SMGS in the Junior School to personalise the learning journey of our Year 4-6 students? Do you remember learning maths at school? Did you love it? Was it fun? Or did you drag your feet to maths class, dreading another blackboard full of algebra? Was your learning personalised to your exact [...]

Da Vinci Decathlon an exciting enrichment event for SMGS students

Last week SMGS’ Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 teams travelled to Canberra Grammar School to compete in the 2019 da Vinci Decathlon. The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code-breaking, [...]

K/1 Mystery Reader Program – Week 2

Last week was week 2 of our K/1 Mystery Reader program! What is the Mystery Reader program? Each week, members of our school community will visit our K/1 students and read a book chosen by Kindergarten Teacher, Ms Taylor. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our youngest learners get to meet other staff [...]

K/1 explore 3D shapes through building their own robots!

As part of our Mathematics unit on 3D shapes, K/1  explored the attributes and properties of prisms (cardboard boxes), whilst building their own amazing robots! Students gave oral descriptions of their robot’s ability and even named them as Lullaby Singing Robot, Cat Feeding Robot, Cookie Making Robot and Cleaning Robot. This hands on activity [...]

K/1 Literacy Rotations Term 2 Week 1

Our youngest learners started Term 2 with some new Literacy Rotation Activities. The Term 2, week 1 challenges included the following: High Frequency Word Familiarisation - Students place magnetic letters on the small whiteboards to spell High Frequency Words. This supports letter recognition and develops phonemic awareness. At the writable table, students write high frequency [...]

Weekly Mystery Reader program kicks off in K/1

Today our K/1 class kicked off it's weekly Mystery Reader program! Each week, members of our school community will visit our K/1 students and read a book chosen by Kindergarten Teacher, Ms Taylor. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our youngest learners get to meet other staff members from around the school! This week, [...]

Year 2/3 to host movie evening at Jindabyne Cinema

This term, Class 2/3 are doing a writing unit based around the novel, Storm Boy. To support our understanding of the concepts within this story, Ms Shvetsoff has organised a showing of the new movie which is a beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. Based on the book, Storm Boy is [...]