Events

  1. Royal Canberra Show – Come and say hi!

    23 February @ 8:00 am - 25 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. CIS Triathlon

    28 February @ 8:00 am - 1 March @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. D&T Excursion

    1 March @ 8:00 am - 2 March @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Boarding Exeat Weekend

    3 March @ 8:00 am - 4 March @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Year 11 Geography Fieldwork

    5 March @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT

News

  • Visit us at the Royal Canberra Show!

    Staff from SMGS will be attending the Canberra show this coming weekend! We will be located in the Budawing Pavilion during the following days and times: Friday, 23rd February – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, 24th February – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, 25th February – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm If you […]
  • Elite Snowsports Academy – Round two applications now open

    The second round of applications for the 2018 Elite Snowsports Program are now open.
  • Tender for Catering Services

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School invites tenders from local and regional caterers for the provision of Catering Services to the school and boarding house at its campus in Jindabyne
  • L’Etape Australia visits SMGS

    Thank you to Isabelle from L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France who came to SMGS today to speak to our students about the history, culture and impact of Tour de France and L’Etape Australia. Our primary students kept Isabelle on her toes with some great questions about the event! We are looking forward to cheering on […]

Technology

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SMGS inaugural drone flying day

Friday the 16th February saw the inaugural flying training day for students undertaking the RePL (drone) licence course. The day was conducted by John Flemming (Chief Flying Instructor – FPV Australia) and Phil Ryrie (Head of SMGS School of Aviation). The flying training was undertaken at our new training site at Hatchery Bay, home of [...]

Student turns DT project into an innovative chemistry study guide

At SMGS, we are preparing our students for current and future global communities, where emerging 21st century skills and thinking will be essential to thrive. It is no longer enough to pass on information to students; we must be teaching and inspiring students with what they can do with the information, equipped with advanced thinking [...]

Sync me up! How will our children interact with technology when they finish school?

Should we be teaching how kids to type or should we be looking at other technologies? How will today's children be interacting with technology by the time they leave school.

Drone Course Set for Take-off at SMGS

In its 10th year of operation, SMGS’ School of Aviation is proud to announce the addition of the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Course (Quadcopter Drone). The course joins a stellar line-up of options boasted by our award-winning Academies of Excellence program in Term 4 this year. The School of Aviation, a winner of The Educator [...]

Certainty and Science

An unknown bacterium being tested for antibiotic resistance. Image credit: D. Nelson The nature of Science is often not well understood. One of my friends recently described Science as “black and white” in comparison to another subject where subjectivity might play a part. In a Science examination, you're looking for specific information, but in [...]

The Curse of the Smartphone

Distractions from study are now most conveniently accessible via your smartphone. It’s so tempting to use the phrase “back in my day…” with modern students. It’s not to say things were better back in the 80s or to inadvertently make me feel old, rather to point out how things have changed. [...]

What is Innovation?

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by focusing on educational leaders; in particular, those leaders who are involved in educational decisions in our profession, sector and schools. [...]

From Theory to Application

It is very easy to get caught up in theoretical explanations of subjects like Science and Technology. One of the more enjoyable experiences for students can be applying their knowledge by “doing” something based on that theory. Ostensibly the Academies of Excellence at Snowy Mountains Grammar School cater for those opportunities beyond what can be [...]

Why we need to provide opportunities for Young Women In Technology

30%...That was the average percentage of females employed by the world's biggest technology companies in 2014. Drill down to the technical roles and the number is more like 10-15%. And despite significant effort and investment in the area, the technology industry remains largely dominated by men. Some organisations such as Apple have seen small but [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in which they love to learn. In addition, our students also learn the full complement of the rigorous Australian Curriculum administered [...]