Events

  1. Week 2

    26 April @ 8:00 am - 30 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Twynam Clean up Australia Day

    1 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Week 3

    3 May @ 8:00 am - 7 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Upcycle Event – Environment Committee

    3 May @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • Students advance to State Round in the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee

    Well done to all our Junior School students who participated in the School Round of the 2021 Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee at the end of Term 1. Congratulations to Year 4 student Zoe Horvath and Year 6 student Eve Owen who have advanced to the State round at the end of the month!
  • Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!

    Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!   Our new Scholarship Program provides students from all around Australia with the opportunity to learn and grow in a unique alpine environment and to develop as well-rounded global citizens acting with courage and conviction as leaders of the future.   To learn more about Scholarships at […]
  • Lions Youth of the Year – Zac Corcoran, Year 12 advances to State round

    A huge congratulations to Zac Corcoran in Year 12, who not only won the local Lions Club of Jindabyne overall Youth of the Year Australia and public speaking components but has just won the regional competition in Ulladulla. He now moves on to the State round in Canberra in the coming weeks, representing SMGS and the […]
  • Dress for Success Sydney

    As one of our initiatives following International Women’s Day, SMGS is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success Sydney. Check out the details below on how you can get involved.

Technology

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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 [...]

Using ad-hoc data analysis to find the problems you didn’t know you had

Using ad-hoc data analysis to find the problems you didn't know you had There is a lot of talk about the effectiveness of data analysis and its relevance to schools. By far the biggest mistake that people are making is to assume that effective reporting and data analysis is a fixed-term project; something that you [...]

The Kosciuszko Education Centre and NPWS run Trial Program at SMGS

On Monday 15 August, 2016, our  #GlobalU Year 9 and 10 extension group students were treated to a visit from the Kosciuszko Education Centre and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The Kosciuszko Education Centre and NPWS are currently developing a set of educational tasks inspired by the fact that 2016 marks 30 years of [...]

Tearing down the barriers to technology – 5 tips for implementing open technology

Throughout my career, I've been told that technology needs to be "controlled". It should be locked down so tight that it is virtually impossible to break or manipulate. The technology is there to "serve a specific purpose" and should not be tampered with. This is great for IT Managers and their support staff. If you [...]

Technology in the Classroom

I recently read an article in the media that, in essence, stated that the use of personal devices (laptops and iPads) was responsible for Australia’s drop in the global rankings in the Programme for International Student Achievement (PISA) tests from 2000 to 2012. PISA is a triennial international survey test of around 500,000 15 year [...]