Events

  1. All students return for Term 1

    30 January @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7-10 Camp Briefings

    31 January @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  3. Junior School Campout

    31 January @ 4:00 pm - 1 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 12 Geography Trip

    3 February @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Year 10 Curriculum Camp

    4 February @ 8:00 am - 7 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

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 [...]