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News

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 BOSTES 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

Press Release: SMGS Drama Academy War Poetry Tour sets out to raise funds for Legacy Australia

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Academies, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

SMGS Drama Academy students are touring south-east NSW with their unique production, “A Journey through 100 Years of War Poetry”, to raise funds for their benefactor and patron, Legacy Australia. Jindabyne, NSW, Monday 10 April [...]

What is Innovation?

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Deputy Principal, Junior School, School of Invention, Senior School, Technology, Uncategorised|

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by [...]

Year 11/12 Drama Excursion to the Seymour Centre and the Sydney Theatre Company

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Academies, Arts, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

On Friday, senior Drama students attended two Onstage performances at the Seymour Centre in Sydney, showcasing last year's HSC Band 6 Group and Individual Performances. Students were inspired by the outstanding level of acting skills and [...]

From Theory to Application

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Academic, School of Invention, Science, Senior School, Technology|

It is very easy to get caught up in theoretical explanations of subjects like Science and Technology. One of the more enjoyable experiences for students can be applying their knowledge by “doing” something based on [...]

Preparing for the 2017 Australian Mountain Bike Interschools

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Academies, Co-Curricular, Mountain Biking, School of Mountain Biking, Senior School|

Written by Guest Blogger: Vanessa Knee, Founder and Head Coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders About Vee: Vee is the founder and head coach of Jindabyne Girl Riders. Chasing the snow as a passionate skier, she [...]

Intensive art opportunities at the National Art School

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Visual Arts, Uncategorised|

The National Art School's intensive studio program for year 11 students The National Art School of Sydney (NAS) offers the opportunity for Year 11 Art students from across the state to experience what it is [...]