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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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? 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 [...]
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 [...]