Events

  1. HSC Preview Sessions

    17 August @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Exeat Weekend

    19 August - 20 August
  3. Amelia McGuiness Time Trial

    20 August - 21 August
  4. 2017 SMGS Interschools Snowsports
  5. Year 11 Yearly Exams

    28 August - 1 September

News

  • 2017 NSW State Interschools Provisional Team List (Updated)

    The updated provisional team lists for the NSW State Interschools Snowsports Championships is now available.
  • Congratulations to the SMGS Chess Team!

    Congratulations to the members of the SMGS Chess Team – Aaron Pottage, Sam Celestino, Tom Davis, Austin Beck and Jackson Quinn.  They have made it through to the final six in the South Coast & Southern Division of the NSW Junior Chess Competition. The last round was played online against Moss Vale High School, with […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection – Presentation Video

    On Tuesday, 25th July, SMGS held it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection evening which included a presentation from Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Stage 6. If you were unable to attend the evening, you can view the presentation below: If you have any questions, please  contact Dr Nelson via email at darryl.nelson@smgs.nsw.edu.au Please note that […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening – Tuesday 25 July

      Tomorrow night, SMGS is holding it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening  for students currently in Year 10 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and for those who are considering selecting Snowy Mountains Grammar School as their school of choice for 2018. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to hear important information […]

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

It’s really all about the electrons!

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Science, Uncategorised|

SMGS Head of Stage 6 and Chemistry/Physics teacher, Dr Darryl Nelson, has had two Chemistry videos accepted for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's (RACI) 100 Reactions series, celebrating their 100th anniversary. The two films that [...]

Immersing Ourselves in the Lives of our City Neighbours

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Academies, Arts, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Thrilled and excited to see quality actors, as well as the sights Sydney has to offer, Senior Drama students headed up to Sydney for our second excursion this year on Saturday, 22 July. Stepping off [...]

SMGS Team successful in Round 4 of the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Co-Curricular, Senior School|

This afternoon the SMGS Mock Trial Team were successful against the Riverina Anglican College, Wagga Wagga, in a civil trial in the Law Society of NSW Mock Trial Competition. The case concerned the common law [...]

Senior School Drama Showcase Evening

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School, Uncategorised|

Author: Lara Fairfield-Smith, Year 11  The Senior Drama students at Snowy Mountains Grammar School are hosting an evening to showcase their hard work in Drama throughout this term. Year 11 Year 11 students will be [...]

Shake, Shake, Shake!

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Science, Senior School|

Students in the Science Academy have had a very exciting time recently with the testing of a new, small type of seismometer called a Raspberry Shake. This device is essentially a Raspberry Pi computer attached [...]

Academy of Agriculture joins SMGS Academies of Excellence

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Academies, School of Agriculture, Senior School, Uncategorised|

Now into Term 2, our Academies of Excellence are in full swing! New to the line-up this year is the Agriculture Academy run by Mrs Susan Plum. Of the addition of the Agriculture Academy to [...]