Events

  1. Week 1

    12 July @ 8:00 am - 16 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Junior School Parent Teacher Interviews [Zoom]

    15 July @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
  3. Junior School Assembly

    16 July @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am AEST
  4. Week 2

    19 July @ 8:00 am - 23 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Evening

    19 July @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

News

  • Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3

    Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3  Introduction   As a reminder regarding COVID-19 practice and procedure, our school primarily takes advice from NSW Health, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Department of Education, as we endeavour to keep our community safe. Based on community circumstances and virus trends, NSW […]
  • Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar – Registrations Open

    Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar We warmly invite all Year 10 students currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling in Year 11 at SMGS in 2022, and their parents, to attend our Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Evening webinar on Monday 19th July, commencing at 6:00 pm.   An important transition: At Snowy […]
  • We’re Hiring – Part-Time Bus Driver

    We’re seeking a mature and responsible Bus Driver to join our team on a permanent part-time basis. Commencing July 2021. Check out the link below for all the details and to apply online: Bus Driver (Permanent Part-Time)
  • SMGS named WIN News Canberra School of the Week

    Well done to all 80 students who participated in this year’s Write a Book in a Day competition. Working collaboratively in teams of 10, students had just twelve hours to write and illustrate a book from start to finish within a set of unique parameters.   Funds raised through sponsorship go to The Kids’ Cancer […]

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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2016

Lions Youth of the Year State Finals

By | April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements, Academic Results, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Senior School|

Congratulations to Year 12 Student Zac Corcoran, who represented SMGS, the Jindabyne community and the wider region at the Lions Youth of the Year State Finals gala dinner in Canberra on Saturday 17 April.   [...]

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 [...]