Events

  1. Year 7-10 Examinations

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 23 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore – Day 5

    23 November @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT
  3. Junior School “Building Bee”

    24 November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
  4. Band Camp

    26 November @ 8:00 am - 28 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. SMGS P&F AGM

    26 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

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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

SMGS named as Australia’s Best Boarding School of 2018

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Elite Snowsports Academy, Wellbeing|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School was named 2018 Boarding School of the Year at the inaugural Australian Education Awards held in Sydney last week.

ABSA National Boarding Week – 2018 SMGS Boarders: “Why I Love Boarding”

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Our boarders come from all over Australia, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, as well as some of the smaller, closer, regional towns of Adelong, Braidwood, Captain’s Flat, together with other [...]

National Boarding Week 2018 – Celebrating the SMGS Boarding Community

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Principal, Senior School, Wellbeing|

This week, boarding schools around Australia will be participating in the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The week is aimed at raising awareness about the many benefits of boarding schools, thanking our [...]

School pride and team camaraderie out in full force at SMGS cross-country carnival

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Junior School, Senior School|

On Monday, 7th May, SMGS K-12 students took to the cross-country track at the Station Resort…180 runners to be exact! With the House Shield on the line, this year’s cross country carnival saw one of [...]

SMGS inaugural drone flying day

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Academies, Alumni, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, School of Aviation, Senior School, Technology|

Friday the 16th February saw the inaugural flying training day for students undertaking the RePL (drone) licence course. The day was conducted by John Flemming (Chief Flying Instructor – FPV Australia) and Phil Ryrie (Head [...]

SMGS alumni and ex-students set to take on the world at the PyeongChang Olympics

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised, Wellbeing|

The Olympics are well underway in PyeongChang with the Australian contingent poised for some standout performances on the world’s greatest sporting stage. Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and [...]