Events

  1. Staff Day 4

    20 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Boarders Return

    20 July @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Boarders Return – Term 3

    20 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. [Cancelled] Regional Interschools – Perisher

    21 July @ 8:00 am - 24 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. All students return for Term 3

    21 July @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor
  • Virtual Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Registrations are now open for SMGS Virtual Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Evening. To learn more about the evening and to register, head to: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/event/year-11-subject-selection-evening-3/
  • Exciting News! OSHC is back for Term 3!

    OSHC is back for Term 3 and now offering before and after school care.  To learn more, head to:  https://www.gidgillys.com.au/jindabyneoshc  
  • Exciting News – SMGS ESA Program to proceed for Term 3 2020

    It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) at Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be running.  We are nearing capacity for this year, however, if you would like to learn more about the 2020 program offering or to put your son or daughter’s name down on a wait list, […]
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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

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.

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 [...]