This semester, our Year 6 students have been busy in STEM, re-purposing old equipment to build fan-driven cars. The hands-on activity required students to call upon a breadth of skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, planning, creativity and working technical skills. Through re-purposing old equipment, students completed the following four tasks: Task 1: Salvage usable parts from [...]
Inaugural 'Side Project' Short Film Festival - Winners Announced On Tuesday 2 December, SMGS announced the winners of its inaugural film festival, Side Project. The festival was designed for SMGS students in Years 7 to 10 to express their creative side as digital content creators. Also, as the name implies, to provide an [...]
With the medium of podcasting increasingly becoming a mainstream form of information and entertainment, our Year 9 students were provided with an opportunity to see what it is all about over the last two days. Developing skills of planning, interviewing, recording and editing, via hardware and software solutions, is a highly transferrable skill set [...]
This term, the SMGS Junior School continues to create opportunities to develop critical digital literacies as they work with new technologies as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Last term, our Year 6 students worked on a term-long project within Minecraft Education. It is now K-5’s turn to interact with and develop [...]
This past week, Holden commenced their historic media statement by stating that it was “with a heavy heart, GMH will be retiring the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand” permanently. As has been reported widely in the media, Holden was a quintessential Australian brand and the thought of it disappearing as our country’s leading [...]
Our Year 7 STEM class started their day off with an exciting challenge - to construct a downhill skier that will race another skier down a ski ramp. The objective was to design one that reduces friction and reaches the bottom the fastest. Sounds pretty simple right? So what's the catch? To build their skiers, [...]
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.