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.
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 [...]