Events

  1. Daffodil Day

    23 August
  2. HICES Athletics

    28 August
  3. Father’s Day Stall

    30 August @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • 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: […]

Director of Junior School

//Director of Junior School

What is school readiness?

What is school readiness? The term ‘school readiness’ refers to the ability of a child to make an easy transition to primary school. To successfully facilitate school readiness, some forward planning is involved to ensure your child is able to regularly engage in activities that develop the skills required to promote optimal learning at [...]

A Wild and Windy Day 1 of the 2019 State Interschools Snowsports Championships

Another wild and windy day in the mountains welcomed competitors to Day 1 of the SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships. Team SMGS had a great first day on the mountain competing across the following divisions and disciplines: - Div 4 and 5 Snowboard GS - Div 6 Alpine GS - Div 4 and 5 [...]

In the Jingle Jangle Jungle…

"In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play..." On Friday, during Literacy, our youngest learners used paddle pop stick puppets to retell the story of ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ written by Nick Bland.

We’re off to see the Wizard!

In their production of The Wizard of Oz, our youngest learners took us on a magical and fun-filled adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. After the dress rehearsal and matinee performances, the cast and crew performed for a full house for their sole evening performance. It would be an understatement to [...]

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 [...]