News

  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  

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.

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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, 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, [...]

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 [...]