SMGS Principal - Andrew Bell

Dr Andrew Bell

Principal

Dr Andrew Bell is a respected educator, committed to creating exceptional learning opportunities at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. With around 25 years’ leadership experience across four schools within the independent sector, he is dedicated to ensuring that the needs of all students are met and exceeded. Dr Bell is passionate about personalising the educational experience, so that each student can make the most of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s diverse curriculum and innovative educational experience within a safe, supportive and inspiring environment . He holds a Bachelor of Education with First Class Honours from the University of Newcastle, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of New England specialising in researching the attributes of expertise in teaching.

 

Executive Staff

Director of Curriculum & Academic Operations, Darryl Nelson

Darryl Nelson

Director of Curriculum & Academic Operations
Head of Faculty – Science

Dr Nelson teaches Science, Physics, and Chemistry at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching, a Bachelor of Science, and Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Sydney, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Macquarie University.

Contact Dr Nelson for all Year 7-12 Curriculum matters.

Paul Horvath

Director of Academic Development

Mr Horvath joined Snowy Mountains Grammar School at the beginning of the School year. He joins us from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School where he Director of English. Mr Horvath was also a member of the School Executive team as the Leader of Student Welfare for six of his thirteen years at Xavier Catholic College.

SMGS Head of Senior School, Kelli Wilson

Kelli Wilson

Director of Residential

Mrs Wilson teaches Maths and Maths Standard, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the Australian Catholic University and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Macquarie University as well. She has been at Snowy Mountains Grammar School for 20 years and held a variety roles including Head of Sport and Director of Wellbeing.

Contact Mrs Wilson for Year 7-12 Boarding student matters.

Jennifer Thompson

Head of Middle and Senior School

Mrs Thompson joined Snowy Mountains Grammar School executive team at the beginning of the School year. She holds a Diploma in Primary from UNSW and a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Southern Queensland. Mrs Thompson is experienced in teaching a variety of subjects and has post-graduate qualifications in Educational Support. At the core of her teaching is care for, and knowledge of each and every child.

Contact Mrs Thompson for all Year 7-12 matters.

Heidi Shvetsoff

Head of Junior School

Ms Shvetsoff is the Head of Junior School at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Certificate-Teaching of Asia from the Australian National University, Canberra.

Please contact Ms Shvetsoff for all Junior School matters..

 

David Griffiths

Business Manager

Middle Leaders

Martin Philpott

Director of Sport

Mr Philpott teaches Science, Maths, STEM and Design and Technology at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from the University of NSW.

Contact Mr Philpott for all Sport and Camp matters.

SMGS Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, Scott Frize

Scott Frize

Head of Faculty – Technology

Mr Frize is the Head of Digital Learning and Innovation at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and also teaches Digital Media, STEM and Mandatory Technology classes in the Junior and Senior School. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Technology Sydney.

Contact Mr Frize for all Digital Learning and Innovation matters.

SMGS Assistant Head of Senior School, Tim Bland

Tim Bland

Assistant Head of Senior School

Mr Bland teaches English Extension 2, Advanced English, English, History, and PHDPD. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, a Diploma of Education form the Australian Catholic University, and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University.

Contact Mr Bland for Year 10 to 12 matters.

SMGS Assistant Head of Middle School, Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Assistant Head of Middle School and Careers Advisor

Ms Smith teaches PDHPE, Physical Education, and Careers at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership form Macquarie University and a Graduate Certificate in Education (Careers and Transition Education) from the University of New England.

Contact Ms Smith for Year 7 to 9 matters and Careers education and support.

SMGS Head of Faculty – Human Society & It's Environment, Susan Plum

Susan Plum

Head of Faculty – Human Society and Its Environment

Mrs Plum teaches Legal Studies, Business Studies, History, and Commerce at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Law (Hons), and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney.

SMGS Head of Faculty – English, Languages & Drama, Catherine Batson

Catherine Batson

Head of Faculty – Creative Arts
Head of House – Mowamba

Mrs Batson teaches Drama, English, and Theatre Studies at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of NSW.

Melissa Bell

Head of Faculty – Education Support and Enrichment

Mrs Bell teaches Maths and Science at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education from Griffith University.

Contact Mrs Bell for all Educational Support and Enrichment matters.

Dr Adam Lloyd

Head of Mathematics

Dr Lloyd is the Head of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. He holds a Doctorate in Education, a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons 1), a Diploma in Education from the University Newcastle and a Master of Education through the University of Melbourne.

 

Acting Head of Faculty - English

Amanda O’Brien

Acting Head of Faculty – English

Ms O’Brien teaches English at Snowy Mountains Grammar School.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Business Administration (International Relations) from Charles Sturt University.

SMGS Head of Boarding, Tim Speers

Timothy Speers

Head of Boarding

Mr Speers is the Head of Boarding at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. 

Contact Mr Speers for all Boarding matters.