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 over 20 years’ leadership experience within the independent school system, he is dedicated to ensuring that the school meets the needs of all students. Dr Bell holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Newcastle, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of New England. He is passionate about personalising the educational experience, so that each student can make the most of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s award-winning curriculum and innovative educational experience.

Executive Staff

SMGS Head of Curriculum, Darryl Nelson

Darryl Nelson

Director of Curriculum and Academic Development, Head of Faculty – Science (Year 11 – 12)

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.

SMGS Head of Senior School, Kelli Wilson

Kelli Wilson

Director of Wellbeing

Mrs Wilson teaches Maths, Maths Standard, and PDHPE at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the Australian Catholic University.

Contact Mrs Wilson for all Year 7-12 Pastoral matters.

SMGS Head of Junior School, Scott Frize

Scott Frize

Director of Learning Innovation

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

Contact Mr Frize for all Learning Innovation matters.

SMGS Martin Philpott

Martin Philpott

Director of Activities, Head of Faculty – PDHPE (Year 7 – 10)

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

Contact Mr Philpott for all Sport and Camp matters.

Heidi Shvetsoff

Director of Junior School

Ms Shvetsoff is the Acting Director of Junior School and teaches Years 2 and 3 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..

 

Marc Ware

Director of Corporate Services

Mr Ware holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Aviation and Masters of Science and he is a Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

Contact Mr Ware for all Corporate Services matters.

Middle Leaders

SMGS Head of Teaching and Learning, Ashleigh Pratt

Ashleigh Pratt

Head of Teaching and Learning and Educational Support

Mrs Pratt is developing the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Teaching and Learning Framework. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Professional Education and Training from Deakin University Melbourne.

Contact Mrs Pratt for all K-12 Teaching and Learning matters.

SMGS Dean of Students, Sue Sell

Sue Sell

Dean of Students (Year 11 – 12)

Mrs Sell teaches Music and Religious Education at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of New England.

Contact Mrs Sell for all Year 11 and Year 12 matters.

SMGS Dean of Students, Tim Bland

Tim Bland

Dean of Students (Year 9 – 10)

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 all Year 9 and Year 10 matters.

SMGS Dean of Students, Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Dean of Students (Year 7 – 8), Careers Advisor

Ms Smith teaches PDHPE, Physical Education, and Human Society and its Environment at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership form Macquarie University.

Contact Ms Smith for all Year 7 and Year 8 matters.

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

Susan Plum

Head of Faculty – Human Society and It’s 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, Adam Lloyd

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.

SMGS Adam Lloyd

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 5/6 Teacher

Rosheen Nikora
Kindergarten/Year 1 Teacher

Chrissie Philpott
Year 4/5 Teacher, STEM

 

Sue Sell
Music

Heidi Shvetsoff
Acting Director of Junior School, Year 2/3 Teacher

Madonna Siegenthaler
German

 

 

Emma Smith
PDHPE, Physical Education, Human Society and its Environment

Tavia Taylor
Specialist Educational Support

Katie Witherdin
Visual Arts

 

Senior School Teaching Staff

Chanelle Abdipranoto
Physics, Maths Standard, Maths, Science, Mandatory Technology

Brendan Alcorn 
PDHPE, Science

Catherine Batson
Drama, English

Melissa Bell
Maths, Science, STEM

Tim Bland
English Extension 2, Advanced English, English, Legal Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annabel Elliot
History, Modern History

Anne Jones
Advanced English, English Extension 1, Standard English, English, History, Geography

Krista Mower
Biology, Science, RE

Darryl Nelson
Physics, Chemistry, Science Extension

Charley Nolan
Design and Technology, Technology, Maths

 

 

Ben O’Brien
PDHPE, Physical Activity and Sports Science

Martin Philpott
Science, Maths, Mandatory Technology

Susan Plum
Legal Studies, Business Studies, History, Commerce

Callum Ross
Modern History, Geography, History

Emma Smith
PDHPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Sell
Music, Religious Education

Danielle Ternes
English

Kelli Wilson
Maths Standard, Maths, PDHPE

Katie Witherdin
Visual Arts

 

 

Specialist Support and Educational Enrichment Staff

Andrew Bell
Principal, Year 10 Careers

Helen Blackmore-Lee
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Barbra Bradshaw
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Jemma Grisbrook
Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Cathy Kroenert
School Counsellor

Krista Mower
Senior School Educational Support

Chris Ryrie
Librarian, Educational Support

Phil Ryrie
Aviation

Elite Snowsports Academy Staff

Annabel Elliot
Program Co-ordinator

Boarding Staff

Sinikka Christo
Boarding Supervisor

Dani Fox
Boarding Supervisor

Teresa Lamont
Boarding Supervisor

Jack Murphy
Boarding Supervisor

Narelle Willems
Boarding Supervisor

Julie Wright
Head of Boarding

Corporate and Maintenance Staff

Clint Adams
Facilities Manager

Bronwyn Canham
Registrar

Brooke Darlington
Marketing and Public Relations Officer

Christine Dicker
Finance Manager, Payroll

Angela Dutch
Personal Assistant to the Principal

Kylie Metselaar
Projects Officer

Craig Moore
IT Manager

Caroline Richards
Reception/Administration

Glenda Roche
Accounts Assistant

Allison Ware
Uniform Shop Manager