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 Operations, Head of Faculty – Science and Mathematics (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 teaches Year 6 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Technology Sydney.

Contact Mr Frize for all Year 6 and Junior School matters.

SMGS Martin Philpott

Martin Philpott

Director of Activities, Head of Faculty – Science and Mathematics (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.

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.

Heidi Shvetsoff

Acting Director of Junior School

Ms Shvetsoff 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..

 

Middle Leaders

SMGS Head of Teaching and Learning, Ashleigh Pratt

Ashleigh Pratt

Head of Teaching and Learning

Mrs Pratt teaches Year 4/5 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School . 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)
Head of House – Kiandra

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)
Head of House – Twynam

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)

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 – Creative Arts and Technology, Katie Witherdin

Katie Witherdin

Head of Faculty – Creative Arts and Technology

Mrs Witherdin teaches Visual Arts at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education Studies from the University of Wollongong.

SMGS Head of Faculty – English, Languages & Drama, Adam Lloyd

Catherine Batson

Head of Faculty – English, Languages and Drama
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 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

Heidi Shvetsoff
Year 2/3 Teacher

Madonna Siegenthaler
German, Human Society and its Environment

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

 

Tavia Taylor
Kindergarten/Year 1 Teacher

Katie Witherdin
Visual Arts

Scott Frize
Year 6 Teacher

Chrissie Philpott
Science and Technology

Ashleigh Pratt
Year 4/5 Teacher

Sue Sell
Music

 

Senior School Teaching Staff

Chanelle Abdipranoto
  Physics, Maths Standard, Maths, Science

Catherine Batson
  Drama, English, Theatre Studies

Melissa Bell
  Maths, Science

Tim Bland
  English Extension 2, Advanced English, English, History, PDHPE

Annabel Elliot
  History

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

Chrissie Philpott
  STEM

Martin Philpott
  Science, Maths

Susan Plum
  Legal Studies, Business Studies, History, Commerce

Callum Ross
  Modern History, Ancient History, Geography, History

Phil Ryrie
  Geography, Business Studies, Aviation

Sue Sell
  Music, Religious Education

Krista Mower
  Biology, Science, PDHPE

Darryl Nelson
  Physics, Chemistry

Charley Nolan
  Design and Technology, Technology

Amber Oakman
  Science, Agriculture

Ben O’Brien
  PDHPE, Physical Activity and Sports Science

Emma Smith
  PDHPE

Danielle Ternes
  English

Kelli Wilson
  Maths Standard, Maths, PDHPE

Katie Witherdin
  Visual Arts, Creative Arts

Specialist Support and Educational Enrichment Staff

Andrew Bell
  Principal, Year 10 Careers

Barbra Bradshaw
  Junior School Teacher’s Aide

Cathy Kroenert
  School Counsellor

Krista Mower
  Senior School Educational Support, Macquarie Lit.

Chrissie Philpott
  Junior School Educational Support and Enrichment

Chris Ryrie
  Librarian, Educational Support, Senior School Career Support

Madonna Siegenthaler
  Junior School Support Teacher

Elite Snowsports Academy Staff

Annabel Elliot
– Program Co-ordinator

Boarding Staff

Liam Allen
  Boarding Supervisor

Chris Byrnes
  Boarding Supervisor

Amelia Catt
  Boarding Supervisor

Laura Tibbetts
  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

Sharon Mallon
  Accounts Assistant, Uniform Shop Manager

Kylie Metselaar
  Projects Officer

Craig Moore
  IT Manager

Caroline Richards
  Reception/Administration