Events

  1. ESA 2021 Applications Close

    17 January @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. Week 1

    25 January @ 8:00 am - 29 January @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 1

    25 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Australia Day

    26 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Environment Committee Interviewed by ABC

    In September, members of the SMGS Environment Committee gathered to learn that they had been successful in their application for a grant from theFRRR and ABC Heywire. The student group is one of only 24 from across Australia who will share in over $180,000 of funding that will contribute to engaging youth in their local […]
  • SMGS named as Innovative Schools 2020 winner!

    We are extremely honoured to be named as an Innovative Schools 2020 winner for our work in reimagining our Kindergarten readiness program, Let’s Explore to provide our future learners with a meaningful and memorable transition program despite the current climate around COVID-19. To read The Educator’s media release and to view the full list of […]
  • Registrations now open! – ACER Scholarship Examination – for 2022 Enrolment

    Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence Scholarships will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2021.   To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/   SMGS’ Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 2022 enrolment will open in 2021 after the […]
  • We’re Hiring – Multiple Positions

    It’s exciting times at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and there is no better time to join our multi-award-winning team. The following positions have just been advertised: Junior School Education Support Teaching Assistant IT Support Officer Boarding House Supervisor Junior School Music Teacher (Years K-6)

Academic Achievements

//Academic Achievements

Snowy Mountains Grammar School has a history of performing robustly in rigorous academic tests in the Senior School.

Our Year 7 and Year 9 students participate in NAPLAN annually, while our Year 7 to Year 10 students all participate in ICAS (University of New South Wales) tests along with those with relevant electives in Years 11 and 12, with detailed results including analysis available for both teachers and parents. Internally, students complete a number of standardised external tests with benchmarking to assist our teaching staff to be better informed of the current performances of students across a range of curriculum competencies providing useful data.

We are data-considerate, not data-driven, and it serves to inform our curriculum design, review and implementation in the classroom.

While we support our students sitting NAPLAN, ICAS and some other tests to help us to know our students even better, which also enables transparency, we caution parents to keep these results in perspective. They are a narrow snapshot of current achievement that makes up a small amount of any individual student’s capabilities at a particular moment in time, and therefore too much importance should not be placed on such results. Any good school is so much more than a set of results taken at a particular point in the year and it is important to look beyond these results at a myriad of other practices. We also strongly support a Growth Mindset (i.e. the work of Carol Dweck) which espouses that intelligence is not fixed and can achieve growth over time under the right conditions and beliefs. Further, we also acknowledge and support the Multiple Intelligences theory (i.e. Howard Gardner) which recognises that all individuals have multiple different talents and capabilities that go well beyond intellectual intelligence and it is our role to enable and nurture these too, so that every child flourishes to the best of their own individual capabilities.

The vast majority of students graduating from Year 12 gain an offer to study at a recognised university or vocational institution. Typically, around 8 out of 10 students at SMGS receive a university offer, with others pursuing vocational pathways, traineeships or direct employment.

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HSC & ATAR Results

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Year 10 student, Alexi Cross’s Poem selected for the anthology, Ash, Dust and Air

By | December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Academic Achievements, Senior School, Uncategorised|

Year 10 student Alexi Cross’s poem selected for the anthology, Ash, Dust and Air Year 10 student, Alexi Cross recently had one of her poems published in and collection of poetry – Ash, [...]

Outstanding results in the Term 2 ACER Certificate Program examination

By | June 29th, 2020|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements, Academic Results, Senior School|

ACER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading. This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own [...]

SMGS – Building the Future of Education in the Snowy Monaro Region

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Academic Achievements, Alumni, Boarding, Principal, Senior School|

On Thursday, 5th December, the unveiling of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and first-ever Campus Master Plan by the school’s Board of Directors and Leadership team was the culmination of an outstanding year [...]

Back to School 2019: Q&A with 2018 School Captain

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements|

Rebecca Matthes is a Snowy Mountains Grammar School alum, Class of 2018. She was School Captain, and Dux of her year. She received multiple HSC Band 6 results, and an ATAR of 96.25, and has chosen to study [...]