Events

  1. Year 10 Work Experience

    23 November @ 8:00 am - 27 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7 Activity Day

    27 November
  3. Year 9 Podcasting

    27 November @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  4. Equestrian Camp

    28 November @ 8:00 am - 29 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Band Practice – Speech Day

    30 November @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am AEDT

News

  • SMGS named as Innovative Schools 2020 winner!

    We are extremely honoured to be named as an Innovative Schools 2020 winner for our work in reimagining our Kindergarten readiness program, Let’s Explore to provide our future learners with a meaningful and memorable transition program despite the current climate around COVID-19. To read The Educator’s media release and to view the full list of […]
  • Registrations now open! – ACER Scholarship Examination – for 2022 Enrolment

    Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence Scholarships will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2021.   To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/   SMGS’ Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 2022 enrolment will open in 2021 after the […]
  • We’re Hiring – Multiple Positions

    It’s exciting times at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and there is no better time to join our multi-award-winning team. The following positions have just been advertised: Junior School Education Support Teaching Assistant IT Support Officer Boarding House Supervisor Junior School Music Teacher (Years K-6)
  • SMGS to host DARTA Parent Information Evening with Paul Dillon

    Parents, teenagers, parties, alcohol and other drugs: What’s happening now and what can we expect in a post COVID world? This online presentation will look at the latest data on alcohol and other drug (AOD) use of Australian Secondary School students and discuss the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on teens and socialising and what effect […]
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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.

Find out more

Recent posts from the Boarding House

SMGS Students get ready to take flight with the RA-Aus Pilot Certificate

By | November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Academic, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular|

It's been a busy term for our budding pilots, below, our Head of Aviation, Mr Phil Ryrie provides an update on how some of the students in the Aviation program have been progressing over this [...]

Welcome back!

By | May 21st, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Principal, Senior School|

A warm welcome back from Principal, Dr Andrew Bell as we begin our staggered return to a Physical Campus.  

Upcoming Virtual Careers and University Expos

By | May 7th, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Senior School, Uncategorised|

It is coming to the time of the Year when all the Careers Expos are held. Due to the situation we find ourselves in this year, providers have been innovative in how they are going [...]

Term 2 Activities – Embracing continuity, curriculum content and connections

By | April 29th, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Virtual Campus, Wellbeing|

Over the break, our staff, with feedback from our students, re-imagined the activities program for Term 2. These activities were selected taking into consideration the overarching principals of our Virtual Campus of continuity, curriculum content [...]

The SMGS Virtual Campus – taking our award-winning learning environment online!

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Academic, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Embracing the challenge of transforming our award-winning learning environment for online learning, SMGS’ Virtual Campus was officially launched on Tuesday 24 March 2020. What is the SMGS Virtual Campus?  Our Virtual Campus has the following [...]

SMGS students make a splash at 2020 Swimming Carnival

By | March 17th, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

On Friday 28 February, the SMGS School community headed off to Berridale Pool for the 23rd annual SMGS Swimming Carnival. With a fabulous burst of the house colours, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and school spirit, this year's [...]