Events

  1. SMGS Snowsports
  2. Scots Race

    2017 Scots Race

    9 July - 10 September
  3. Redlands Cup
  4. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    17 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • AIS free concussion baseline testing – Tuesday 27 June

    This year SMGS has arranged to receive free concussion baseline testing. This testing will be conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University and Canberra University, who will be visiting the school on Tuesday 27th June (first week of school holidays) and is available for students 12 years and over. The results of […]
  • 2017 Redlands Cup – SMGS Start List

    Yes, it’s that time of year again! SMGS is getting ready for the much-anticipated Term 2 break, the 2017 ESA and ‘Term 3 only’ cohort arriving, and the completion of the new boarding accommodation block. Many of our staff and students have already been enjoying the start to the ski season by getting in some […]
  • Local pirates make a splash for kids with cancer!

      On Friday 9 June, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will embrace their inner scally-wags and dress up like pirates for childrens’ cancer research. It’s the 3rd annual “Pirate Day Friday”, a national fundraiser that encourages children, office workers and whole towns to dress up and give a gold coin donation for the privilege. All funds […]
  • You are hereby summoned to a Mad Hatter Trivia Night!

      Don’t be late for a very important date! The P&F Trivia night is just around the corner on Friday 9th June 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm! $15 at the door, bring your own drinks and dinner! Please ensure you rsvp to pandf@smgs.nsw.edu.au We hope to see you there!  
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At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we cater for male and female residential students in Years 7-12 in a personal and comfortable boarding environment.

The residential facility is a ‘home away from home’, with a majority of the 40-50 students in residence having their own room.  This gives students the benefits of community living, whilst still guaranteeing them privacy and space.

The spectacular lakeside location nestled in the mountains guarantees an environment in which to grow and develop that is safe, clean and healthy.  Few schools can match the natural ‘playground’ that our boarding students call home.

The boarding house is located centrally within the school and is the core of the school community.  Residential students are encouraged to become involved in the local community sports and activities, as well as to mix freely with the local students and their families.

On school day evenings, residents have access to all the school’s facilities, including wireless internet access for personal laptops.  Staff supervise the two-hour evening study period, so that help is on hand if a student requires support.

At the weekends, students have the option of returning home via the bus service provided to Canberra, or to remain at the school and enjoy the program of activities.  In summer months, these activities may include swimming trips, shopping excursions in Canberra and paintball.  In the winter, the weekends offer two extra days of snowsports!

With residents coming from all over Australia, the boarding house at SMGS is large enough to foster growth and self-confidence, but small enough to notice and cater for individual difference.

With up to 50 teenagers in the house, we take catering seriously.  We firmly believe that our residential catering is amongst the best in NSW.  Our kitchen is run by a local independent catering company, owned and managed by an experienced executive chef.  Their brief is to provide a healthy, wholesome, balanced diet for the residents, which is reflected in the overall health and vitality of our residential students.

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Recent posts from the Boarding House

ESA 2017 Welcome Night & First day on snow!

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

After a successful and enjoyable welcome night, we made our way up to Perisher for our first day on snow for the 2017 season. Moving into its second year, the SMGS ESA has grown from [...]

Foundation Day 2017 – Occasional Address by Alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Academic, Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Pastoral Care, Uncategorised|

Last week, SMGS held its annual Foundation Day Ceremony. The ceremony featured some inspiring speeches, but perhaps most notable would be the words from alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin. Jeremy was a boarding student at SMGS, [...]

ABSA National Boarding Week kicks off at SMGS

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Uncategorised|

This week is the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The SMGS boarding community will be participating in a number of activities throughout the week. Some of these activities include: ‘Boarders Run Australia’ [...]

What is Innovation?

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Deputy Principal, Junior School, School of Invention, Senior School, Technology, Uncategorised|

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by [...]

Déjà vu on the first day of school

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Academic, Alumni, Boarding, Junior School, Uncategorised|

The first day of Term 1 each year is momentous for all new Kindergarten students. This year it is also an historical milestone for the school with the enrolment of Poppy Witherdin, as she is [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Pastoral Care, Principal, Senior School|

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers [...]