Events

  1. Equestrian and Mountain Bike Presentations

    22 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 & 12 Drama Rehearsals

    23 June @ 8:00 am - 24 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 11 Drama Showcase

    24 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
  4. Year 7-10 Half Yearly Examinations

    25 June @ 8:00 am - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. HSC Drama – Sydney

    25 June @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]
  • SMGS Snowsports Program to screen ‘Finding the Line’

    To welcome the start of the 2018 snowsports season, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School snowsports program will be hosting a screening of the film Finding the Line at the Jindabyne Cinema on Thursday, 21 June at 6:30 pm. The 21st of June is the winter solstice. The screening of Finding the Line on this date […]
  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]

Director of Junior School

//Director of Junior School

SMGS 2018 K-2 and Year 12 buddy program, a fun-filled and memorable day!

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 [...]

PIPS testing – a valuable addition to the SMGS Junior School data capture tool-kit

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 [...]

SMGS Wins Innovative Schools Award for Second Year in a Row

Twenty-one years ago, Snowy Mountains Grammar School set out to offer a diverse range of opportunities, leading to the development of outstanding citizens equipped for an ever-changing world. Fast forward to 2017 and the school’s founders’ vision has become a reality. We have, indeed, prepared our students for current and future global communities where emerging [...]

Follow the Leader – SMGS’ Buddy Program in Action at Regional Interschools

Each year the incoming SMGS Kindergarten cohort is paired with Year 12 buddies. The SMGS Buddy Program was created to help new students in their transition to “Big School” and the program plays a substantial role in our school’s community. This unique thread, that makes up a large part of our school’s fabric, was made [...]

Jumping for a cause

Junior School Jump Rope for Heart Day was a huge success! The students had a wonderful time on the afternoon of Monday 19 June at our Jump Off to raise money for the Heart Foundation. Each class performed a skipping routine to music which displayed the skills they had learnt over the past few [...]

Blessing of the Snow

The Blessing of the Snow Chapel, run each year at Snowy Mountains Grammar School, was hosted this year by Year 5/6. As a class, they arranged the Chapel service to be inclusive of all attending students and staff. On entering the Chapel, all students were given a pre-made snowflake that was made by Year 5/6. [...]

SMGS’ Junior School jump for heart health on Monday 19 June

The students from Snowy Mountains Grammar School are jumping for heart health by participating in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program and the fight against heart disease. SMGS has joined hundreds of schools across the country for Jump Rope for Heart, the largest and most recognised fundraising program for young people in Australia.  [...]

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Last week the SMGS K-2 classes, along with their Year 12 buddies, headed up to the Kosciuszko Education Centre for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The day was action-packed with hiking, games, an educational story trail and of course a picnic with the children’s teddy bears. SMGS Head of Senior School, Kelli Wilson, was proud of [...]

Growth, Grit, Generosity and Gratitude – some inspirational words from Head of Junior School, Mr Scott Frize

On Tuesday 22 November, SMGS held a wonderful celebration at Rydges Horizons for its Year 6 cohort who will be progressing to the Senior School in 2017. I asked Mr Frize for a few thoughts about the evening, and he sent me his entire speech with which he addressed the graduating Year 6 class. He [...]

School readiness – what does it really mean?

I often have people ask me what school readiness actually means. Does it mean they are ready if they can read or write? Does it mean they are ready if they can count to twenty? Judy Kynaston, Early Childhood Australia General Manager, suggests the research states that these things actually make little to no difference [...]