Events

  1. Australia Day

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Staff Day 1

    28 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 2

    29 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Director of Junior School

//Director of Junior School

Toy design with our youngest learners

Our youngest learners have been learning about movement in their Science lessons this term. Students have played with toys that slide, roll, spin, bend, bounce or need to be pushed or pulled. They then sketched their own toy that would move and identified what resources they would need to build it. Using boxes, CDs, skewers, [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 3 – How to improve school readiness skills

As a continuation of our discussion on school readiness, so far we have discussed the building blocks of school readiness and why they are important. We have looked at how to determine if your child is lacking in school readiness. Today we are looking at the following: How to improve school readiness skills  In the [...]

The Junior School Personal Passion Project a welcomed addition to SMGS Enrichment Program

The Personal Passion Project is an initiative designed for Junior School students that embraces project-based learning and provides the opportunity for students to study an area of personal interest and passion not provided within the realms of the traditional classroom curriculum. Participating students in Years 4 – 6 have been encouraged to develop their own [...]

Coding in Year 2

Our Year 2 students are currently undertaking a Coding unit of work. Students have been exploring how computer codes can be written using mathematical skills in patterns. This week, students demonstrated their problem-solving skills by building codes to move an Angry Bird through a series of mazes to catch the “naughty pig”. This lesson gave [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 2 – How can you tell if your child has problems with school readiness?

This is the second article in a series on school readiness from Ms Shvetsoff. The first article, which provides insight into the big question of, "Is my child ready for school?" can be viewed here: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/2019/08/21/what-is-school-readiness/ How can you tell if your child has problems with school readiness? Sometimes it is difficult for a parent [...]

SMGS awarded Participation Trophy at the 2019 Amelia McGuiness Foundation Events

2019 AMELIA McGUINESS FOUNDATION & EVENTS   The AMASDF was established in memory of Amelia McGuiness who tragically died in a skiing accident in 2009. Last week, several fundraising events were held to support the foundation.  SMGS students proudly participate in this event each year with this year's representation being the biggest yet.  Thank you [...]

Junior School creates ‘Garden of Hope’ for Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day! Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved annual campaign that raises life-saving funds for world-class cancer research. Our Junior School created a garden of ‘HOPE’, using paper daffodils, it turned out beautifully!

SMGS National Finalist in three categories at the recent Australian Education Awards

I am delighted that, for the fourth consecutive year, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has been recognised as a leading Australian school by those in the profession, at the annual Australian Education Awards. In addition to winning multipleInnovative School awards and Australian Boarding School of the Year in 2018, we have also been recognised as a National Finalist two [...]

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 [...]