Events

  1. Year 11 Curriculum Camp

    13 October @ 8:00 am - 16 October @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. HSC Examinations

    15 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Senior Investiture Ceremony

    19 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT
  4. Principal’s Merit Assembly

    19 October @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    19 October @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Innovative Kindergarten Transition Program featured in The Educator Online

    SMGS Immersive Virtual Kindergarten Transition Program was recently featured in The Educator Online.  To read the full article, head to:  https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/virtual-program-prepares-kindy-kids-for-big-school/273553 With consideration of the current regulations regarding running Kindergarten transition programs in NSW, we re-imagined Let’s Explore, SMGS’ Kindergarten transition program for 2020. Built around a collective desire to find a way to provide […]
  • We’re Hiring – Executive, Teaching and Facilities Roles

    We’re looking to grow our amazing team with two new positions: Head of Middle School – Executive Role Senior School Teacher Mathematics & Science Facilities, Grounds and Transport Manager For more information or to apply for these roles, check out the links above. 
  • Voting is Now Open for The Science of Snowy Scheme Competition

    A number of SMGS State 2 and 3 students joined students from around the region in submitting their innovative ideas to Snowy Hydro’s inaugural National Science Week competition – The Science of the Snowy Scheme competition.  To read about all the submissions and to vote, click HERE!    
  • SMGS Debate Team Featured in the latest AISNSW Education News

    In their latest newsletter, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW ran a feature on 2020 NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition. In the article, SMGS Senior English teacher and debate team coordinator Ms Anne Jones talks about what the opportunity to continue debating at such a high level means for our students.   To read […]

Let’s Explore

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SMGS Launches Immersive Virtual Kindergarten Transition Program

As of Tuesday, 22 September, there are 127 days before the Kindergarten class of 2021 will begin their learning journey at ‘Big School’. For many of our future learners and their families, there are some big milestones and exciting events to look forward to over the next 127 days, such as Kindergarten transition and orientation [...]

Technology Partnerships in the Junior School

This term, the SMGS Junior School continues to create opportunities to develop critical digital literacies as they work with new technologies as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Last term, our Year 6 students worked on a term-long project within Minecraft Education. It is now K-5’s turn to interact with and develop [...]

New Term, New Initiatives! – Introducing ‘Read Aloud Wednesday’

'Read Aloud Wednesday' was launched today in our Junior School. What is Read Aloud Wednesday? Older students and parents are invited to read aloud to our younger students, modelling reading strategies and talking about the meaning of the story. This will occur every Wednesday in the Junior School Eat Street (weather permitting) from 8.30am to [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 5 – Language Development

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 and what you can do to assist in the development of school readiness skills. In the fourth article we [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 4 – Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Fine and Gross Motor 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 and what you can do to assist in the development of school readiness skills. [...]

Numeracy + Food Manipulatives = FUN!

Over the past few weeks, K/1 have been practising their addition and subtraction skills. Students used a range of manipulatives that included counters, blocks, tens frames, number lines and even some yummy snacks!. First students practised forming groups of items. When adding, students were encouraged to find out how many there were all together. When [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Kinaesthetic Furniture in Year 2/3 Classroom

Introducing our new pedal desks and wobble boards in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After [...]