Events

  1. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    17 August @ 8:00 am - 21 August @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. ICAS Science

    20 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Daffodil Day

    21 August @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm AEST
  4. ICAS English

    24 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Cancelled] State Interschools – Thredbo

    25 August @ 8:00 am - 30 August @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

    On Friday 31 August, the SMGS Kindergarten class of 2020 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey – their first 100 days of school!   Students participated in the following activities: reading “I’ll teach my dog 100 words” to start the day,  creating “100th-day crowns”, doing a “100 drops of water prediction” activity, making a “100 balloon” craft activity to display in their room, completing a “100 […]
  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor
  • Virtual Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Registrations are now open for SMGS Virtual Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Evening. To learn more about the evening and to register, head to: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/event/year-11-subject-selection-evening-3/
  • Exciting News! OSHC is back for Term 3!

    OSHC is back for Term 3 and now offering before and after school care.  To learn more, head to:  https://www.gidgillys.com.au/jindabyneoshc  

Let’s Explore

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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 [...]

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 [...]