Events

  1. ESA 2020 – Applications Closing Date

    10/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Staff Day 1

    28/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 2

    29/01/2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    29/01/2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29/01/2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • ESA 2020 Applications – Now OPEN!

    SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy 2020 Applications are now open! An application form & further information are available from the SMGS website www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/esa or by contacting SMGS registrar on registrar@smgs.nsw.edu.au Important dates for ESA 2019/2020 – Applications Open: 22 November 2019 – Applications Close: 10 January 2020 – Enrolment Interviews: 10 & 17 February – 2020 […]
  • SMGS Parents and Friends Association – Annual General Meeting

    The SMSG Parents and Friends Association, Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday the 11th November 2019 at 6PM in the SMGS Library.
  • ROOARRR!!! Our Dino-Mite Book Fair is this Tuesday!

    Dear SMGS Parents and Families, Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading: • Set the example. Let children see you read. • Have a collection of books in […]
  • Term 4 canteen menu now available

    The new Canteen menu for Term 4 is now available. Check out the Canteen page for the new menu: 2019 Term 4 Canteen Information
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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 is finalist in three categories in the 2019 Australian Education Awards

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: Academic, Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Junior School, Principal, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On Tuesday 21 May, The Educator Magazine announced the finalists across each of the twenty-four categories for this year’s Australian Education Awards. The awards are open to any school in the Australian K-12 education sector. [...]

National Boarding Week 2019

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Senior School|

Founded twenty-three years ago, our boarding house community is an integral thread in the fabric of our school. The boarding house at SMGS is large enough to foster personal growth, yet small enough to notice and cater for diverse individual difference.   Although the natural environment of the Snowy [...]

SMGS Duke of Ed adventurer’s resilience put to the test in Jagungal Wilderness

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Duke of Ed, Senior School|

The SMGS Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventurers have returned from their epic four-day adventure in the Jagungal Wilderness. The expedition party of 23 students from years 9 -12 along with four staff hiked 52km on [...]

SMGS Boarders Love Furry Friends

By | January 4th, 2019|Categories: Boarding|

This article first appeared on in the Monaro Post. It has been edited for the SMGS Blog.  At SMGS, we believe that boarding provides a home away from home. Boarders form strong friendships, and [...]

Boarding at SMGS: 2018 in Review

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Boarding|

For many Snowy Mountains Grammar School is a place of learning and growth, but for others it is a home-away-from home too. During school term, SMGS opens its doors to both weekly and full-time boarding [...]

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.