Events

  1. Easter Sunday

    4 April
  2. Easter Monday

    5 April
  3. Non Term Time

    6 April @ 8:00 am - 16 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Week 1

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. Staff Day 3

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Dress for Success Sydney

    As one of our initiatives following International Women’s Day, SMGS is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success Sydney. Check out the details below on how you can get involved.
  • SMGS one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program

    SMGS’ wellbeing program has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. This year, SMGS is one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program, a three-year project in which AISNSW provides school-based professional learning for all staff and consultancy support for the school’s PBIS leadership team and in class. To […]
  • We’re Hiring! – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re looking for a Boarding House Supervisor to join our award-winning boarding team. 18 hours each week during school term time. Friday afternoon through to Saturday evening commencing Friday, 12th March 2021. For more information or to apply online, visit: Boarding House Supervisor
  • Students recognised at 2021 Australia Day Celebrations

    Congratulations to SMGS Year 9 students Gabriella Forman and Lottie Lodge who were recognised at the Jindabyne Australia Day Celebrations for their contributions and achievements within our local and wider community.   Gabriella Forman – 2021 recipient of the Young Citizen of the Year Award Lottie Lodge – 2021 recipient of the Local Citizen Award […]

Monthly Archives: September 2016

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The importance of building relationships and connections in the early years of school life

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou When I think back to my school years, it is not the learning that comes to mind first and foremost. It is the relationships that I formed [...]

Parents and Boarding Staff – a team approach to the care of boarding students.

“Parents and boarding staff – working together to care and mentor the children of our future”. – Michael Barton, SMGS Deputy Principal This article isn’t about parent bashing – there are other commentators who do that and I’m not one for dividing the partnership that needs to be established between a parent (home) and [...]

How to Survive Your First Few Weeks: 12 Ways to Combat Homesickness as a New Boarder

Homesickness is pretty normal, so don’t worry! We’ve all been there. Everyone knows how you feel, so come and hang out with us, we’re here to help, and happy to chat. Most boarders say it takes around 2 weeks to settle in - one week to get used to the routine, another to start getting [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in which they love to learn. In addition, our students also learn the full complement of the rigorous Australian Curriculum administered [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships Wrap-Up

What a way to finish the 2016 school snowsports season. National Champions! Best secondary co-educational school in the country! Mother nature certainly didn't make it easy over the past week but everyone involved, from the athletes to the parents, the staff and the volunteers, braved the conditions and showed the competition how it's done. SMGS Top Medal Tally [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 4 Recap

The rain continued to flow on day 4 of competition at the 2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships but so did the medals. On a day where we were outnumbered on the slopes, Team SMGS put in a huge effort in the rain to bag another 11 medals, including 6 1st place, and maintain our position [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 3 Recap

The spring sunshine disappeared on day 3 of competition in the 2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships as athletes were presented with overcast skies and low light conditions for the morning's events. Conditions deteriorated throughout the day as the winds increased and the rain began to fall. Unfazed by the conditions, SMGS continued to impress across the mountain, adding to [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 2 Recap

Competitors were greeted with another spectacular spring day for the second day of competition in the 2016 Australian Interschools Snowsorts Championships at Perisher Resort. Day 2 saw the snowboarding events take centre stage along with the division 5 moguls out at Blue Cow. Once again, SMGS showed why it is Australia's number 1 snowsports school, dominating [...]

2016 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships – Day 1 Recap

The 2016 edition of the Australian Interschools Snowsports competition kicked off yesterday in the majestic Snowy Mountains at Perisher Resort. Competitors were welcomed to the event site by immaculate race courses and the distinctive buzz of anticipation that only the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships can offer. SMGS Snowsports athletes got off to a fantastic start [...]

Why I became a teacher … SMGS K/1 teacher, Emma Smith, Teachers’ Guild of NSW award recipient speech

On 3 September 2016, our K/1 teacher, Ms Emma Smith, travelled to Sydney to accept the Teachers’ Guild of NSW award for teachers in their early years of teaching in primary school, which was announced in early August. We were told that Emma’s award recipient speech was extremely well written and well received by all [...]