Dr Michael Barton
Deputy Principal, Director of Curriculum and Academic Development
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Senior School at Snowy Mountains Grammar School.
My name is Dr Michael Barton and I am the Deputy Principal for Kindergarten to Year 12 as well as the Director of Curriculum and Academic Development. My role in the school is to support the Principal with the academic leadership of the school, including working with the Heads of Faculty and the Director of Junior School to deliver a seamless and quality curriculum experience for all students at our school. I work with class teachers and academic tutors to monitor and track student performance from Kindergarten to Year 12. I work alongside students and their families on subject selections and their university course selections. As Deputy Principal I work on identifying ways for our school to continue to improve and grow and support my other Executive colleagues in both the Junior and Senior School.
I look forward to meeting with you and working with you to support your child to achieve their personal best.
Mrs Sue West
Director of Senior School
It is also my privilege to welcome you to the Senior School at Snowy Mountains Grammar School. In my role as a member of the School Executive team, I am focused on overseeing the holistic development of the Senior School students as they continue their journey from the Junior School into Years 7 to 12, including their intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
At SMGS, a Senior School student’s life is full of high expectations around his or her achievement, responsibilities and independence. As students mature, they make increasingly significant choices and decisions regarding their academic programs, involvement in leadership, co-curricular activities and their relationships with others around them. Our aim is to support our students as well-rounded members of the community to thrive in a modern world, equipped with broad knowledge, skills and 21st century capabilities. Developing emotional intelligence, building resilience, gaining self-worth, engaging others to collaborate, procuring independence in thinking and the ability to problem-solve, are all examples of the attributes we strive to instil in our Senior School students as we partner with them and their families in working together through this important time in their life.
Each student is known personally to every teacher in the school as they work collaboratively towards the student’s educational and personal goals; it is that personal interest and understanding that defines and underpins Snowy Mountains Grammar School.