Events

  1. The World of Canvas Information Evening

    20 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  2. School Photos

    21 February
  3. Senior School Assembly

    22 February @ 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 22nd Annual Swimming Carnival Program

    Racers Ready… The SMGS Swimming Carnival, one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar kicks off tomorrow. If you want to see our culture on show, come for a while and watch our students in action and experience the spirit of support, encouragement, sportsmanship and participation, and of course some impressive athleticism too. […]
  • Applications now open for 2019 Duke of Ed Award

    Applications for students in Years 9 – 11 to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2019 are now open. Stage 5 students will view a short presentation during their stage meeting on Friday. Further information, application forms and further queries should be directed to Mrs Melissa Bell melissa.bell@smgs.nsw.edu.au Applications close next Friday 15th Feb.
  • SMGS Thredbo Mountain Bike Scholarship

    SMGS and Thredbo announce: The Thredbo MTB Scholarship This scholarship is for an emerging SMGS MTB student who would like to contribute to the development of mountain biking at the school and in the local area. The scholarship will be via application and open to students who fit the following criteria: -Students in Years 5-10 […]
  • 2018 HSC results are in! Check out the highlights

    The 2018 HSC results are here and what an amazing effort from our class of 2018. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for a full wrap-up of the results. Congratulations SMGS Class of 2018, you’ve done an amazing job and we’re all very proud of what you have achieved.

Let’s Explore

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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 [...]

Meet SMGS newest entomologists!

Yesterday, our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students spent the day at the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) Education Centre. The first part of the day was spent learning about the classification of insects. Students then created their own insects from clay and forest floor debris. After lunch the group went on a hike to [...]

Kindergarten Readiness: Is my child ready for school?

The decision on whether your child is ready for school is not easily answered. One thing that I can say is that simply focusing on arming children with their letters and numbers before entering a kindergarten classroom is not what determines school readiness. School readiness is more about how adaptive a child is to a [...]

Calming the first day of school jitters – 5 tips

In the Snowy Monaro region, the commencement of the 2018 school year is fast approaching. The students embarking on their formal schooling journey this year will be the graduating class of 2030! It’s exciting to think how the next thirteen years will help shape our region’s youngest citizens and what careers and pathways they will choose to explore.

PIPS testing – a valuable addition to the SMGS Junior School data capture tool-kit

SMGS was very excited to be able to share with Kindergarten families the results that were received from external diagnostic testing that was conducted by the University of Western Australia at the end of the school year. Students in their first year of school (Kindergarten) at SMGS participated in the PIPS (Performance Indicators in Primary [...]

SMGS Wins Innovative Schools Award for Second Year in a Row

Twenty-one years ago, Snowy Mountains Grammar School set out to offer a diverse range of opportunities, leading to the development of outstanding citizens equipped for an ever-changing world. Fast forward to 2017 and the school’s founders’ vision has become a reality. We have, indeed, prepared our students for current and future global communities where emerging [...]

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Last week the SMGS K-2 classes, along with their Year 12 buddies, headed up to the Kosciuszko Education Centre for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The day was action-packed with hiking, games, an educational story trail and of course a picnic with the children’s teddy bears. SMGS Head of Senior School, Kelli Wilson, was proud of [...]

School readiness – what does it really mean?

I often have people ask me what school readiness actually means. Does it mean they are ready if they can read or write? Does it mean they are ready if they can count to twenty? Judy Kynaston, Early Childhood Australia General Manager, suggests the research states that these things actually make little to no difference [...]

The importance of building relationships and connections in the early years of school life

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou When I think back to my school years, it is not the learning that comes to mind first and foremost. It is the relationships that I formed [...]