Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    18 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. 2019 Prefect Induction

    22 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    22 October @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. SMGS P&F Meeting

    23 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  5. Principal’s Merit Assembly

    26 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

Let’s Explore

//Let's Explore

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 [...]

Why I became a teacher … SMGS K/1 teacher, Emma Smith, Teachers’ Guild of NSW award recipient speech

On 3 September 2016, our K/1 teacher, Ms Emma Smith, travelled to Sydney to accept the Teachers’ Guild of NSW award for teachers in their early years of teaching in primary school, which was announced in early August. We were told that Emma’s award recipient speech was extremely well written and well received by all [...]

SMGS Primary School Teacher wins Prestigious Teachers’ Guild of NSW Award

On 10 August, SMGS K/1 teacher, Ms Emma Smith, was announced as the 2016 recipient of the Teachers’ Guild of NSW Award for teachers in their early years of teaching (second or third year). The entire SMGS community was bursting with pride about the beloved K/1 teacher’s nomination to such a prestigious award. SMGS firmly [...]