Events

  1. School Holidays

    30 June @ 8:00 am - 23 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Staff Day No.5

    23 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Boarding House Students Return

    23 July @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. First Day of Term 3

    24 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. 2018 SMGS Interschools Snowsports

    Regional Interschools – Perisher

    25 July @ 8:00 am - 27 July @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening We warmly invite all Year 10 students and their parents currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling at SMGS in 2019 to attend our Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening on Tuesday, 31st July, commencing at 6:00 pm. An important transition At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we understand the importance […]
  • SMGS Virtual Debate teams advance to top ten in the country

    Our 2018 NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition Teams have been very busy this year! Last week, we were notified that our Year 9/10 and Open team have made it into the final 10 schools in Australia! In round 5, the Year 9/10 will debate against The Essington School Darwin, while the Open team will […]
  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Team List – Updated

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]

Academies of Excellence

//Academies of Excellence

Education in the 21st Century is on an exciting journey.

The world is rapidly evolving at a faster rate than ever before in so many ways. There are strong predictions that the majority of those in our Junior School will enter jobs that currently do not even exist yet. We are preparing our students for a future not as we know it now.

SMGS has introduced a program called the Academies of Excellence, an innovative educational elective program available to students from Year 7 onwards. The program is designed to inspire and engage students in their choice of a broad range of interests and opportunities. It is imperative that students have opportunities to experience a range of subjects and in this program students can elect to try a new elective each term, semester, year or continue for several years. Excellence can be attained when students remain with a program over a longer period.

The various options within the Excellence program, listed below, include numerous programs within each of the academies:

  • Academy of Creative & Performing Arts
  • Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Academy of Exercise Science and Sporting Performance
  • Academy of Literature, Research and Social Sustainability

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in which they love to learn. In addition, our students also learn the full complement of the rigorous Australian Curriculum administered through NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and successfully complete the Higher School Certificate in Year 12.

Click on the link below, where we invite you to explore our elective courses for students in Years 7 to 10, with Years 11 and 12 able to choose a course in addition to their HSC suite of subjects as an option.

Download the Academies of Excellence Handbook

Read about our Academic Achievements

Recent posts from the Academies of Excellence

Arming students with the tools for the rapidly changing workforce

By | July 9th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Academies, School of Invention, Senior School, Technology|

The rapid growth and integration of technology across the modern workforce is changing the expectations placed on our future graduates. While the traditional STEM approach in schools has provided a good stepping stone in the [...]

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Come one, come all! To a very special evening hosted by the Year 11 Drama students. Our class group will be performing Don Zolidis’ ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!’ on Sunday 24 June at 6pm in [...]

Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge – Day One Junior School

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Academies, Junior School, School of Invention, Senior School, Technology|

What a great opening day at the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge at the University of Wollongong. The rain cleared and sun come out just in time for the start of the day. The competition attracts [...]

SMGS Presents: Grease the Musical

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Visual Arts, Senior School|

Every two years, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Performing and Creative Arts team come together to create a triple-threat masterpiece! This year, we are proud to announce that our 2018 production is Grease the Musical! [...]

Off the Beaten Track and into the World of Acting

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Co-Curricular, Junior School, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Author: Jackson Quinn, Arts Captain Last week, SMGS Drama students were treated to the fabulous talents of the wonderful Maria Angelico, star of Channel Ten’s Sisters. Through a range of fun and inspiring improvisation activities, [...]

Off the Beaten Track drama workshop visits the Snowy Monaro region this weekend!

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, Junior School, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Off the Beaten Track travel to regional areas to host drama workshops for those who can't always get to the big cities. This year, Maria Angelico, who recently starred on Channel 10's Sisters, is running a workshop [...]