Events

  1. Australia Day

    27 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Staff Day 1

    28 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. Staff Day 2

    29 January @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. New Boarders Arrive

    29 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. Boarders Return

    29 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Academic

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Congratulations Year 12 – Class of 2019

We are delighted with our student results in the HSC this year. It is the result of a sustained approach over a long period of time. Also notable are some of the personal bests that students have attained this year. Whilst these may not be Band 6 results, those students should be proud of the [...]

Year 7/8 Virtual Debate Team Finish Third in Australia!

On 28th November, our Year 7 & 8 debating team competed in the semi-final of the Association of Independent Schools National Virtual Debating competition. Unfortunately, we lost to a great team from Scotch Oakburn College in Tasmania by a single point. The topic of the debate was "That parents should be legally responsible for their children’s crimes" [...]

Highlights from the SMGS 2019 Aviation Program

Congratulations to the seven students who recently undertook their trial instruction flight (TIF) in preparation for possible commencement of flight training. Highlights from the SMGS 2019 Aviation Program include: - 2 students from over 400 applicants were selected for 10 pilot cadetships with Jetstar - 1 student now flying the 787 Dreamliner for Qantas - [...]

SMGS HSC Drama Group Presentation nominated for the 2020 showcase, OnSTAGE

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is excited to announce the nomination of the HSC Drama Group Presentation, ‘We Are (What We) Hear’, for the 2020 showcase, OnSTAGE. “Through enormous amounts of time, effort and dedication we produced a piece that we are all proud of. Our intention was to bring an awareness to audiences of just [...]

Year 3 and 4 begin their Lego Mindstorms adventure!

Year 3 and 4 are starting a LEGO Mindstorms adventure in Science and Technology. They are excited at the thought of programming their own creations this Term.

New Enrichment Program! – ACER Certificate Program

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading.  This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own achievement, reinforce a growth mindset and foster a self-directed learning approach. The ACER Certificate Program is internationally recognised and provides five certificate levels. [...]

The Junior School Personal Passion Project a welcomed addition to SMGS Enrichment Program

The Personal Passion Project is an initiative designed for Junior School students that embraces project-based learning and provides the opportunity for students to study an area of personal interest and passion not provided within the realms of the traditional classroom curriculum. Participating students in Years 4 – 6 have been encouraged to develop their own [...]

Year 7/8 Debate Team advances to National Semi-Finals

Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Virtual Debate Team who won a closely argued quarter-final round against Kinross-Wolaroi on Friday. SMGS argued the affirmative on the topic: ‘That Reality TV is never real.’ The adjudicator said, ‘Both teams did an impressive job with nuanced arguments.’ He said the structure of our teams’ debate was excellent, as [...]

SMGS progresses through Round 3 of the Primary Virtual Debating Competition.

Yesterday our Primary Virtual Debating Team won Round 3 of the National Virtual Debating competition. Debate Topic: Plastic shopping bags should be replaced with paper bags in all retail outlets Affirmative: Snowy Mountains Grammar School - NSW Negative: Northside Montessori School (2) - NSW Adjudicator: Hannah Kuhar The adjudicator complemented both teams on having conducted [...]

Junior School STEM Enrichment Program

The combined subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provide a chance for students to foster skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. With the development of innovative programs at SMGS, and to provide an enrichment opportunity for our students, we have initiated a Junior School STEM enrichment program. A small [...]