Events

  1. 2019 Monaro Region Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

    20 May @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Maria Kisich Public Speaking

    21 May @ 6:00 pm - 23 July @ 8:30 pm AEST
  3. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Kiandra Charity

    22 May @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST
  4. HICES Cross Country

    23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • This just in! Two additional places available in the 2019 ESA program

    This just in!  We are delighted to announce that we have opened additional places for two student-athletes to join the 2019 SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) this winter. If you are interested in applying, please submit your application by Monday, 27th May 2019.  Entering its fourth year, the SMGS ESA program will continue to deliver […]
  • Online ordering now available for SMGS Canteen

    Online ordering with Flexischools is now available for the SMGS Canteen! Head to the link below for more information and how to set up your Flexischools account! SMGS Canteen: Canteen  
  • We’re Hiring – Full and Part Time School Cleaners

    We are currently hiring for two positions: Full-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-full-time/ Part-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-part-time/
  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.

Electives

Electives Program

Welcome to our Electives Program for students in Years 7 to 10.

The structure and content of our 2019 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 2019, 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 7-10

We have put considerable thought and energy into our 2019 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

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, 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, [...]

Mountain Bike Australia School of Merit

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Mountain Biking, School of Mountain Biking|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very excited to announce that it has been selected as a School of Merit by Mountain Bike Australia, the peak body for mountain biking in Australia. SMGS is one of only [...]

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 [...]