By the time 2031 comes along, our current Kindergarten students will be in their final year of school. As Year 12 students, what skills should they be equipped with in order to step out into the rest of their lives as confident and contributing citizens? We do know that the skill set they will require [...]
The inaugural Monaro Region Aeronautical Velocity Challenge was a huge success, with over 120 students from Kindergarten to Year 11 participating in a jam-packed day of STEM action.
We are very excited to be hosting Dr Bianca Capra who is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering & Information Technology at UNSW Canberra and is part of the Science & Technology Australia Superstars of STEM program Dr Capra will be coming to give a talk to the girls of SMGS from Years [...]
As technology use becomes increasingly prevalent in everyday life, the debate about how innovative, tech-based learning methods can best benefit our children persists.
The rapid growth and integration of technology across the modern workforce is changing the expectations placed on our future graduates. While the traditional STEM approach in schools has provided a good stepping stone in the past, there is a clear gap emerging between what we are teaching our children and what the real worldexpects from [...]
What a great opening day at the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge at the University of Wollongong. The rain cleared and sun come out just in time for the start of the day. The competition attracts schools from across the country who compete in three age groups (Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary) across three different [...]
Author: Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Curriculum, Head of Faculty (Science) The Academies of Excellence Program at SMGS provides many opportunities to students, in multiple areas. Last year, through the Science Academy, two of our Year 11 students accepted the opportunity to work in a laboratory with some old colleagues of mine from my [...]
Meet Botley! Yesterday, Ms Taylor's K/1 class had their first coding lesson. The room was a buzzing with excitement as students worked together in small groups to program the coding robot. Here are a few photos of their first experience with Botley. We are pretty sure the students figured out how to program the coding [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]