Events

  1. National Sorry Day

    26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  2. [Pending]NW Equestrian Expo

    27 May @ 8:00 am - 2 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. [Pending]ISA Cross Country

    27 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. [Cancelled] Environmental Education Session

    27 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Cancelled] GRIP Leadership Summit (Year 6)

    28 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Return to School from Monday 1 June

    SMGS returns to an on-site campus for all year groups from Monday 1st June 2020. The week of Monday 25 May 2020 remains as: Monday – K to Yr 3; Yr 7 to Yr 9; Yr 11 & 12 Tuesday – K to Yr 3; Yr 7 & 8; Yr 11 & 12 Wednesday – […]
  • We’re Hiring – Uniform Shop Administrator

    We’re looking for a Uniform Shop Administrator to run our on-site uniform store, servicing new and existing families. For all the details, check out the position on our website: Uniform Shop Administrator
  • SMGS Virtual Easter Hat Challenge

    This Friday 3 April, we will be holding a virtual Kindergarten to Year 12 Easter Hat Challenge. The rules: 1. Must be Handmade. (You may add to another hat you have (ie, cap/ sombrero/ top hat). 2. It must fit and stay on your head (no hands) for the photo. 3. One hat per person. […]
  • SMIEC 2020 postponed until Term 4

    SMIEC 2020 After discussing at length  with SMGS Executive, the SMIEC committee, and in consultation with Perisher, we have made the responsible decision to postpone SMIEC 2020 until Term 4. With the announcement from the Australian Government yesterday in regards to public gatherings over 500, we believe this is the responsible decision to make. Snowy […]

Let’s Explore

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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 [...]

Use of Technology to Educate our School Children

As technology use becomes increasingly prevalent in everyday life, the debate about how innovative, tech-based learning methods can best benefit our children persists.

Tips to Give Your Child the Best Start at School

This post originally appeared as an article in the Monaro Post newspaper. Tavia Taylor is a Kindergarten teacher. She has welcomed many children to Big School.   Starting Kindergarten is a monumental milestone in any child’s life. It also presents a big change for parents too. You may feel excited, nervous, or even overwhelmed, but [...]