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  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  

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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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 [...]

HSC Ranks SMGS Best in Monaro

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements, Senior School|

Snow Mountains Grammar School is delighted to share the HSC achievements of the Class of 2018. SMGS is exceptionally proud of the efforts of all the students. Their hard work and dedication to their studies [...]

Congratulations, Year 12, 2017

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements, Academic Results, Principal, Senior School|

The 2017 SMGS Year 12 cohort received their HSC marks last week. Students’ hard work over the last 12 months paid off, with many students achieving four or more Band 5 (80-89 marks) or [...]

Snowy Mountains Grammar School 2016 Dux of the School

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academic Achievements, Deputy Principal, Science, Senior School, Uncategorised|

SMGS 2016 Dux of the School, Lucy Schroeder, achieved very high results in all her subjects, with outstanding results in the sciences and humanities, including second in the state for Senior Science. “I am absolutely [...]