Events

  1. Year 11 Examination Block

    21 September @ 8:30 am - 25 September @ 3:30 pm AEST
  2. [Cancelled] ESA and Snowsports Presentation Evening

    24 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. JS Merit Assembly

    24 September @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST
  4. [Pending] Year 12 Breakfast

    25 September @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am AEST
  5. End of Term 3

    25 September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Voting is Now Open for The Science of Snowy Scheme Competition

    A number of SMGS State 2 and 3 students joined students from around the region in submitting their innovative ideas to Snowy Hydro’s inaugural National Science Week competition – The Science of the Snowy Scheme competition.  To read about all the submissions and to vote, click HERE!    
  • SMGS Debate Team Featured in the latest AISNSW Education News

    In their latest newsletter, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW ran a feature on 2020 NGS Super Virtual Debating Competition. In the article, SMGS Senior English teacher and debate team coordinator Ms Anne Jones talks about what the opportunity to continue debating at such a high level means for our students.   To read […]
  • 2021 Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening

    Choosing the right school for your child to begin their learning journey is an important and exciting time for all families. Join us for the SMGS Kindergarten Virtual Information Evening on Thursday, 3rd September at 6:00 pm. This evening is open to all pre-enrolled SMGS Kindergarten 2021 families, and families considering SMGS’ Kindergarten in 2021, […]
  • 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 […]

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My Community NSW State Grant Funding

Very recently SMGS completed a submission to the NSW State Government to host a project which, if successful, would see two modern multi-purpose courts built on our site for our whole community to use. A requirement of the funding is that the wider community can use these, in addition to our school students using them [...]

Deputy Premier visits Snowy Mountains Grammar School

I was delighted that the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Member for Monaro, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade, and Leader of the Nationals, the Hon. John Barilaro MP, accepted an invitation to visit our school this week. Eve Donnelly, one of our School Captains, hosted the Deputy Premier, along with myself as [...]

SMGS is finalist in three categories in the 2019 Australian Education Awards

On Tuesday 21 May, The Educator Magazine announced the finalists across each of the twenty-four categories for this year’s Australian Education Awards. The awards are open to any school in the Australian K-12 education sector. Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in three categories [...]

Go Jindabyne Master Plan team visits SMGS

  Announced last year, the Go Jindabyne Master Plan is now gaining noticeable momentum. A Community Statement has just been published, which was largely informed by consultation with the general community late in 2018 through to early 2019. The principal planner, Rukshan de Silva, has worked with students from our local community, with students [...]

The Responsibility of Schools to Develop the Efficacy of Ingenuity and Problem-Solving in Young Learners Today

Our modern world has morphed from a mindset of producer to consumer. As we shift from industrialised economies in countries like Australia to evolve as knowledge economies, it appears some critical skills are at risk of being diluted in our youngest generations. If we consider the mantra of ubiquitous convenience, espoused and driven by commercial [...]

Why Praising Children’s Ability is Harmful to their Education

Author: Dr Andrew Bell As parents, or as teachers, how often have we deliberately or inadvertently praised a child for their innate abilities?  I would suggest we do this more than we realise, and this has been happening for generations. Of course, the intent is all positive, but the reality is quite the opposite and [...]

Young Leaders in Schools

This post was originally published as an article in the Monaro Post newspaper. Dr Andrew Bell is the principal of Snowy Mountains Grammar School.    When was the last time you asked, “how can I support my child in becoming a young leader?” A young person’s school years provide a vital array of opportunities for personal [...]

SMGS Under New Management: Year 3 takes the reins in new Principal for a Day initiative

Charley Burns from Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Junior School Year 3 class had the opportunity to engage with education in a new way on Friday, thanks to SMGS Principal Dr Andrew Bell’s new initiative, Principal for a Day. During his time as principal, Charley was invited to engage with senior and administrative staff, and with students [...]

Peak Performance

Author: Andrew Bell, SMGS Principal This article first appeared in SMGS newsletter, Aspects on Friday, 18th May. Peak Performance I recently read the book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Ericsson & Pool. The authors describe how certain individuals develop their performance to reach excellence, while others with seemingly similar capability only [...]

2018 Term 1 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Friday, 18th May, Senior School students were recognised who have achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and/or Academic Endeavour (Provisional) for Term 1. Academic Endeavour is calculated by converting the effort grades each student achieves into numbers and then averaging those across all of their subjects. Academic Honours is calculated by determining the average percentage each [...]