Events

  1. Year 7 Activity Day

    27 November
  2. Equestrian Camp

    28 November @ 8:00 am - 29 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Band Practice – Speech Day

    30 November @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am AEDT
  4. Stage 5 Expo Session

    30 November @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS named as Innovative Schools 2020 winner!

    We are extremely honoured to be named as an Innovative Schools 2020 winner for our work in reimagining our Kindergarten readiness program, Let’s Explore to provide our future learners with a meaningful and memorable transition program despite the current climate around COVID-19. To read The Educator’s media release and to view the full list of […]
  • Registrations now open! – ACER Scholarship Examination – for 2022 Enrolment

    Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence Scholarships will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2021.   To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/   SMGS’ Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 2022 enrolment will open in 2021 after the […]
  • We’re Hiring – Multiple Positions

    It’s exciting times at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and there is no better time to join our multi-award-winning team. The following positions have just been advertised: Junior School Education Support Teaching Assistant IT Support Officer Boarding House Supervisor Junior School Music Teacher (Years K-6)
  • SMGS to host DARTA Parent Information Evening with Paul Dillon

    Parents, teenagers, parties, alcohol and other drugs: What’s happening now and what can we expect in a post COVID world? This online presentation will look at the latest data on alcohol and other drug (AOD) use of Australian Secondary School students and discuss the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on teens and socialising and what effect […]

Electives

Electives Program

Welcome to our Electives Program for students in Years 9 and 10.

The structure and content of our 2020 Elective Program has arisen out of a strong desire to provide the greatest possible flexibility and areas of interest for students. Our program is unique; rather it exceeds customary elective programs by offering the ‘best of both worlds’ of innovation and traditional learning program options.

In 2020, students can choose electives from two pathways: Courses and Academies. 

Pathway 1 – Coursework of traditional subject learning

Pathway 2 – Project-based learning through real-world applied learning: Years 9 & 10

We have put considerable thought and energy into our 2020 Elective program so that our students have opportunities to pursue a contemporary and relevant education, as well as have genuine choice. There is no limit to what can be studied or created in the Academies program, and the other course options provide a ready-made curriculum to study.

The pages that follow in the document below provide some further detail and insight into the options available; however, as always, you are most welcome to make further enquiries with those who lead each program.

Read about our Academic Achievements

Recent posts from the Academies of Excellence

Robosoccer fun in the Year 9/10 Academies

By | August 6th, 2020|Categories: Academies|

Students put their robot builds to the test in a game of robosoccer as part of the Year 9/10 Academies Program. It was so cool to see them work in teams, designing through an [...]

Highlights from the SMGS 2019 Aviation Program

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Academic, Aviation, School of Aviation, Senior School|

Congratulations to the seven students who recently undertook their trial instruction flight (TIF) in preparation for possible commencement of flight training. Highlights from the SMGS 2019 Aviation Program include: - 2 students from over 400 [...]

SMGS HSC Drama Group Presentation nominated for the 2020 showcase, OnSTAGE

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Academic, Academies, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is excited to announce the nomination of the HSC Drama Group Presentation, ‘We Are (What We) Hear’, for the 2020 showcase, OnSTAGE. “Through enormous amounts of time, effort and dedication we [...]

The Responsibility of Schools to Develop the Efficacy of Ingenuity and Problem-Solving in Young Learners Today

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Academies, Principal|

Our modern world has morphed from a mindset of producer to consumer. As we shift from industrialised economies in countries like Australia to evolve as knowledge economies, it appears some critical skills are at risk [...]

Six SMGS School of Aviation Students obtain qualifications

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Academies, Aviation, School of Aviation, Senior School|

Program innovation and expansion This year has seen the expansion of the aviation program, both in student numbers and the number of courses offered. Presently, twenty-eight students are enrolled in the program and six courses [...]

Academy students gain valuable experience at ‘Solutions Hackathon’

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Academies, Director of Junior School, Senior School|

This week in Academy time in the Senior School we had the privilege of taking our Tuesday group to a local event run by the Snowy Mountains Innovation Network. The students participated in a workshop, [...]