Events

  1. Week 9

    29 November @ 8:00 am - 3 December @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. HSC – Geography Exam

    1 December @ 9:25 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
  3. Year 10 Dinner

    1 December @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 6 Dinner

    1 December @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
  5. Last Day of Term 4

    2 December

News

  • SMGS (A) Year 9/10 team progresses to the Grand Final of the AIS Virtual Debating Competition!

    The AIS Virtual Debating Competition has been the one event/ competition that has persevered during the year, and what a way to end a season! SMGS fielded five teams across competitions from Primary to Year 11, with the Primary and Year 8 teams reaching the final 16 in Australia. Today the SMGS (A) Year 9/10 […]
  • 2022 Elite Snowsports Academy – Applications Now Open!

      Applications are now open for SMGS 2022 Elite Snowsports Program (ESA) Program!   Applications close on Sunday 16 January 2021.   To learn more or to enquire, head to   https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/co-curricular/snowsports/elite-snowsports-academy/
  • Middle School Information Webinar – Wednesday, 27 October

    Join us for our Middle School Information evening!   The commencement of Middle School marks a notable transition in any student’s life.   The Middle School Virtual Information evening is designed to provide a space in which both students and parents can ask questions and learn more about the Middle School at SMGS.   The […]
  • Scholarships & Bursaries Commencing in 2023 are now open!

    Scholarships and Bursaries for 2023 Enrolment are now Open! Scholarships Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Middle and Senior School each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships are typically offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until completion […]
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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 – Building the Future of Education in the Snowy Monaro Region

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Academic Achievements, Alumni, Boarding, Principal, Senior School|

On Thursday, 5th December, the unveiling of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and first-ever Campus Master Plan by the school’s Board of Directors and Leadership team was the culmination of an outstanding year [...]

SMGS Inducts 2020 Prefect Team at Senior Investiture Ceremony

By | October 28th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On Monday, 21 2019 the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Community introduced and welcomed our 2020 Year 12 Class. The senior investiture ceremony provides a space where our new Year 12 cohort acknowledges and commits themselves [...]

‘Eaglets, Yeast and Balloons’

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

On Friday, 27th September, the SMGS community gathered in the Snowy Shed for the 2019 Year 12 Farewell Chapel. Memorable moments from the service included the lighting of the 8 candles, each one representing an [...]

2019 Snowsports Season celebrated at SMGS’ Annual Awards Presentation Evening

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) offers an educational opportunity like no other in Australia. Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and largest ski fields on our doorstep, our students [...]

Racer ready – SMGS ESA Program hits the start gates for 2019

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports|

On Friday 28 June, Principal Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott, ESA Co-ordinator Ms Annabel Elliot and Head of Boarding, Mrs Julie Wright welcomed new and returning student- athletes and their families [...]

Young People and Mental Health

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Principal, Senior School|

The rise in mental health issues is of great concern within our wider community, though none more so than the increase in mental health prevalence among our youth. We now have years’ worth of quality [...]