Events

  1. Year 6 (2017) into Year 7 Transition Evening

    26 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore

    27 October
  3. SMGS Open Day

    27 October
  4. Prefects Camp

    29 October - 30 October
  5. P & F Meeting

    1 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

News

  • Term 4 Arts Events

    On Thursday 2nd November, the Junior School students will showcase music, art and other class work at the annual ‘Cre8ive Session – Junior’.  This has formerly been known as ‘VAV’.  The evening will commence at 5pm and will feature a musical performance from each Junior School class as well as solo and duet performances from […]
  • Bright Sparks and the Junior School Homework Club are back for Term 4

    Bright Sparks (Senior School) Bright Sparks (Senior School) is back this week! During Term 4, Bright Sparks sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.               Junior School Homework Club Bright Sparks Junior will commence this week on Tuesdays 24 October at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. […]
  • SMGS P&F Fundraiser – Farm Fresh Mango’s

    If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride Mangoes and support our fundraising drive. They are direct from the Farm. Money raised will go towards building a BBQ area for students and Staff.
  • Rokit’s Edibles @ SMGS Canteen – Term 4 Menu

Technology in Learning

//Technology in Learning

The world around us continues to rapidly evolve. Students are immersed in a multitude of relevant technologies utilised in all forms of living today.

Schools must embrace technology and teach students to be producers, not only consumers, as they interact on their devices. At SMGS, our Junior School students have ready access to virtually a 1:1 iPad availability supplied on campus for all students to use in their learning. This includes wireless keyboards to assist with the producer-of-relevant-work component.

It is important that pedagogy and learning objectives be the drivers of technology integration, not simply adding devices into a classroom without the clear purpose of learning 21st century knowledge and skills, while still enhancing traditional literacy and numeracy capabilities.

Each Junior School teacher has a fully interactive whiteboard to utilise, along with increased access to airplay technologies through Apple laptops to create a seamless environment. Our aim is to embed the technology into everyday teaching, as well as provide dedicated technology learning time to ensure higher levels of digital literacy among students.

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Drone Course Set for Take-off at SMGS

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Academies, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, School of Aviation, Senior School, Technology|

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 [...]

Certainty and Science

By | August 5th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Science, Senior School, Technology, Uncategorised|

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 [...]

The Curse of the Smartphone

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Senior School, Technology|

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 [...]