Events

  1. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    10 August @ 8:30 am - 14 August @ 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Boarders Exeat Weekend

    15 August @ 8:00 am - 16 August @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    17 August @ 8:00 am - 21 August @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. ICAS Science

    20 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. Daffodil Day

    21 August @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm AEST

News

  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor
  • Virtual Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Registrations are now open for SMGS Virtual Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Evening. To learn more about the evening and to register, head to: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/event/year-11-subject-selection-evening-3/
  • Exciting News! OSHC is back for Term 3!

    OSHC is back for Term 3 and now offering before and after school care.  To learn more, head to:  https://www.gidgillys.com.au/jindabyneoshc  
  • Exciting News – SMGS ESA Program to proceed for Term 3 2020

    It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) at Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be running.  We are nearing capacity for this year, however, if you would like to learn more about the 2020 program offering or to put your son or daughter’s name down on a wait list, […]

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

Off the Beaten Track drama workshop visits the Snowy Monaro region this weekend!

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, Junior School, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

Off the Beaten Track travel to regional areas to host drama workshops for those who can't always get to the big cities. This year, Maria Angelico, who recently starred on Channel 10's Sisters, is running a workshop [...]

SMGS Drama Academy End-of-Term Performance – Murder Malodorous

By | April 13th, 2018|Categories: Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Drama and Theatre Studies, Senior School|

The SMGS Drama Academy, part of the award-winning Academies of Excellence program, have been working very hard this term, their efforts culminating in an entertaining production called Murder Malodorous. On Tuesday, 10th April, the academy [...]

2018 Lake Light Sculpture a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase artworks

By | April 9th, 2018|Categories: Academies, Arts, Co-Curricular, School of Visual Arts, Senior School|

Easter in the Snowy Mountains is always an opportunity to showcase our region, and specifically Jindabyne. The town is alive with visitors enjoying all aspects of the Snowy Mountains: the lake, the trails, Mt Kosciuszko, [...]

SMGS Science Academy students’ paper published in the Journal of the Future Project

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Academic, Academies, Science, Senior School, Technology|

Author: Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Curriculum, Head of Faculty (Science) The Academies of Excellence Program at SMGS provides many opportunities to students, in multiple areas. Last year, through the Science Academy, two of [...]

SMGS inaugural drone flying day

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Academies, Alumni, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, School of Aviation, Senior School, Technology|

Friday the 16th February saw the inaugural flying training day for students undertaking the RePL (drone) licence course. The day was conducted by John Flemming (Chief Flying Instructor – FPV Australia) and Phil Ryrie (Head [...]

SMGS ESA program gears up for its third season

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Academies, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

On Tuesday, 12th December, the first round of applications for the 2018 SMGS ESA program will open. Entering its third year, the ESA program will continue to work on providing the highest level of academic, [...]