Events

  1. Week 3

    26 July @ 8:00 am - 30 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. HICES Athletics Carnival

    26 July @ 8:00 am - 27 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. RACI Chemistry Quiz

    29 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Junior School Assembly

    30 July @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am AEST

News

  • Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3

    [Update Friday 16 July 2021] Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3  Introduction   As a reminder regarding COVID-19 practice and procedure, our school primarily takes advice from NSW Health, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Department of Education, as we endeavour to keep our community safe. Based on community […]
  • Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar – Registrations Open

    Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar We warmly invite all Year 10 students currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling in Year 11 at SMGS in 2022, and their parents, to attend our Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Evening webinar on Monday 19th July, commencing at 6:00 pm.   An important transition: At Snowy […]
  • We’re Hiring – Part-Time Bus Driver

    We’re seeking a mature and responsible Bus Driver to join our team on a permanent part-time basis. Commencing July 2021. Check out the link below for all the details and to apply online: Bus Driver (Permanent Part-Time)
  • SMGS named WIN News Canberra School of the Week

    Well done to all 80 students who participated in this year’s Write a Book in a Day competition. Working collaboratively in teams of 10, students had just twelve hours to write and illustrate a book from start to finish within a set of unique parameters.   Funds raised through sponsorship go to The Kids’ Cancer […]

Pastoral Care

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ABSA National Boarding Week kicks off at SMGS

This week is the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The SMGS boarding community will be participating in a number of activities throughout the week. Some of these activities include: ‘Boarders Run Australia’ – Every boarding student in Australia is encouraged to run, walk or move one kilometre during the week. After reporting [...]

Exciting Professional Development Opportunities in Sydney

SMGS Enrichment and Learning Support teachers, Krista Mower (Senior School) and Tavia Taylor (Junior School) spent two days in Sydney visiting the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) of NSW and St Andrew’s Cathedral School. Krista’s and Tavia’s role as Enrichment and Learning Support teachers is to work collaboratively with classroom teachers, students and parents to [...]

Courage and Integrity

Our Year 9 and 10 students took on the substantial topics of “Courage” and “Integrity” for our first two chapel services of the year. They presented to us inspirational clips that they had found – my favourite was the “Dropped Money” experiment. On a university campus, a person dropped cash in a crowded place to [...]

Farewell to Principal Andrew Bell

This week, SMGS staff, students, parents and the extended community said their farewells to Mr Andrew Bell, the Principal of SMGS for the past five years. As the last of the school events for 2016 came to a close and Andrew addressed the student body for the final time during Speech Day, one could not [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers across academia, sport, performance and citizenship. This was my first Speech Day at SMGS and, like all events I have [...]

Parents and Boarding Staff – a team approach to the care of boarding students.

“Parents and boarding staff – working together to care and mentor the children of our future”. – Michael Barton, SMGS Deputy Principal This article isn’t about parent bashing – there are other commentators who do that and I’m not one for dividing the partnership that needs to be established between a parent (home) and [...]

“Anger”

“Fear’s job is to keep Riley safe, Anger’s job is to keep things fair”, explained Joy in one of my favorite movies, “Inside Out”. This week in chapel we explored managing anger in relationships. As in the movie, there are times when anger gets a hold on all of us and we can feel like [...]

The Art of Compromise

On the Year 7 camp, early in Term 1, we all hiked to Blue Lake. I think it is a tough walk, but all those little legs breezed through it – the older legs, however, definitely needed re-covery time. Every year the students are very excited with the prospect of having to rock-hop across the [...]