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  • 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program – Applications Now Open

    Calling all Year 6-10 students! The Snowy Mountains Grammar School 2025 Scholarship and Bursary Program is now open for applications.   Our program is designed for students who are passionate about joining our learning environment and are committed to making a significant contribution to the life of the school.   Available Scholarships and Bursaries: Academic […]
  • Volunteers needed at the Jindabyne Ski Sale

    Calling all SMGS families!   The Jindabyne Ski Sale, an initiative of the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation, still needs volunteers to assist with this weekend’s event.   All funds raised will subsidise the cost of school skiing for JCS and SMGS students in years K-2 to encourage participation and exposure to the Snowsports industry.   […]
  • 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Updated)

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Redlands Cup Competition are now available: 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Tuesday 30th May 2023) Please direct any queries to snowsports@smgs.nsw.edu.au
  • 2023 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Regional Interschools Snowsports Competition are now available: 2023 Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List (Tuesday 23rd May 2023) Please direct any queries to snowsports@smgs.nsw.edu.au
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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

Parents and Boarding Staff – a team approach to the care of boarding students.

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Boarding, Deputy Principal, Pastoral Care, Uncategorised|

“Parents and boarding staff – working together to care and mentor the children of our future”. – Michael Barton, SMGS Deputy Principal This article isn’t about parent bashing – there are other commentators who [...]

How to Survive Your First Few Weeks: 12 Ways to Combat Homesickness as a New Boarder

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Boarding, Senior School|

Homesickness is pretty normal, so don’t worry! We’ve all been there. Everyone knows how you feel, so come and hang out with us, we’re here to help, and happy to chat. Most boarders say it [...]

Engaging students in areas in which they love to learn

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Deputy Principal, School of Invention, School of Mountain Biking, Science, Senior School, Technology, Uncategorised|

With credible research demonstrating that students in education across the globe are disengaging from learning and school, at Snowy Mountains Grammar School we are heading in the opposite direction and engaging students in areas in [...]