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

SMGS Head of Curriculum, Darryl Nelson

Darryl Nelson

Director of Curriculum and Operations, Head of Faculty – Science, Distance Education Co-ordinator

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

Head of Senior School

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 10-12 matters.

Jennifer Thompson

Head of Middle 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 7-9 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

Commencing in January 2022

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 Digital Learning and Innovation

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 – English and 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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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.

 

SMGS Head of Boarding, Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Head of Boarding

Mrs Wright is the Head of Boarding at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Diploma in Counselling, and number of qualifications in business, hospitality, and management.

Contact Mrs Wright for all Boarding matters.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School Staff Directory

Junior School Teaching Staff

Julia Cane
Year 6 Teacher

Christine Filtness
Year 1 Teacher

Scott Frize
Year 6 STEM

Rosheen Nikora
Kindergarten

Judith Marriott
Music 

Natasha Murray
Year 4 Teacher 

Emma Morgan
Year 3 Teacher 

Ben O’Brien
Year 6 PE

Keeley Pernice
Junior School Art Teacher, Year 3 Release Teacher

Chrissie Philpott
Year 5 Teacher, STEM

 

 

 

 

Heidi Shvetsoff
Head of Junior School

Madonna Siegenthaler
German 

Tavia Taylor
Specialist Educational Support

Matthew Todd
Year 2 Teacher

Richelle Van Ryswyk 
PDHPE Junior School

 

Senior School Teaching Staff

Brendan Alcorn 
Biology, PDHPE, Science

Catherine Batson
Drama, English

Melissa Bell
Maths, Science, STEM

Tim Bland
English Extension 2, English, History

Jonathan Brown
Science Specialist Teacher

Mariah Dhar
Commerce, Business, Geography, History

Dr Juliet Dymond
Mathematics Specialist 7-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Frize
Digital Media, Mandatory Technology, STEM

Paul Horvath
Advanced English, English

Anne Jones
Advanced English, English Extension 1, Standard English, English, History, Year 9 Skills

Joanna Kosowski
Visual Arts Specialist Teacher – Middle and Senior School

Adam Lloyd
Advanced Maths, Maths Extension, Skills Year 10, STEM

Craig Moore
Year 9 Skills

Krista Mower
Biology, Science

 

Dr Darryl Nelson
Physics, Chemistry, Investigating Science

Charley Nolan
Design and Technology, Technology, Maths, STEM

Ben O’Brien
Business Studies, PDHPE, Physical Activity and Sports Science

Amanda O’Brien
English Specialist

Martin Philpott
Science, Maths, Design and Technology, STEM

Susan Plum
Legal Studies, Geography, History, Commerce

Ashleigh Pratt
History, English, RE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callum Ross
Business Studies, Geography, History

Sue Sell
Music

Madonna Siegenthaler
German

Emma Smith
PDHPE, Careers Year 10 – 12

Jennifer Thompson
English, History

Kelli Wilson
Maths Standard, Maths, PDHPE

 

 

Specialist Support and Educational Enrichment Staff

Charlie Brown
School Counsellor

Helen Blackmore-Lee
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Alex Dawson
School Counsellor

Dani Fox
Senior School Educational Support Assistant

Jemma Grisbrook
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Krista Mower
Senior School Educational Support

Vanessa Purcell
Educational Enrichment Extension Teacher, Classroom Teacher

Chris Ryrie
Librarian, Educational Support

Phil Ryrie
Aviation

Sonia Woolford
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Elite Snowsports Academy and Mountain Bike Program Staff

Josh Armstead
Program Co-ordinator

Boarding Staff

Julie Beasley
Boarding Supervisor

Anna Chernov
Boarding Supervisor

Kyanah Goggin
Boarding Supervisor (Year 10, 11 & 12 Coordinator)

Nadia Maxwell
Boarding Supervisor

Tim Speers
Boarding Supervisor (Year 7, 8 & 9 Coordinator)

Narelle Willems
Boarding Supervisor

Julie Wright
Head of Boarding

 

Corporate and Maintenance Staff

Craig Baker
Facilities/Grounds Assistant

Bronwyn Canham
Registrar

Brooke Darlington
Marketing and Communications

Christine Dicker
Finance Manager, Payroll

Trish Dickson
Uniform Shop Officer

Angela Dutch
Personal Assistant to the Principal

David Griffiths
Business Manager

Darren Khan
Facilities Manager

Kylie Metselaar
Data Manager

Craig Moore
IT Manager

Caroline Richards
Reception/Administration

Glenda Roche
Accounts Administrator

Isaac Thompson
IT Support Officer