Events

  1. Thredbo Run – Walk the course

    27 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  2. Band Camp

    29 November - 1 December
  3. P & F Gingerbread House

    29 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. P&F Gingerbread House Evening

    29 November @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Year 7/8 Debate Team on to Semi-Finals

      Last week our Year 7/8 debate team won round 3 (Quarter-Finals) of the NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition against The Lakes College, QLD today. The topic of the debate is “That Science Fiction is the best fiction.” In this round, SMGS will debate on the affirmative – ” That Science Fiction is the […]
  • Term 4 Arts Events

    On Thursday 2nd November, the Junior School students will showcase music, art and other class work at the annual ‘Cre8ive Session – Junior’.  This has formerly been known as ‘VAV’.  The evening will commence at 5pm and will feature a musical performance from each Junior School class as well as solo and duet performances from […]
  • Bright Sparks and the Junior School Homework Club are back for Term 4

    Bright Sparks (Senior School) Bright Sparks (Senior School) is back this week! During Term 4, Bright Sparks sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.               Junior School Homework Club Bright Sparks Junior will commence this week on Tuesdays 24 October at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. […]
  • SMGS P&F Fundraiser – Farm Fresh Mango’s

    If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride Mangoes and support our fundraising drive. They are direct from the Farm. Money raised will go towards building a BBQ area for students and Staff.

Boarding

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Drone Course Set for Take-off at SMGS

In its 10th year of operation, SMGS’ School of Aviation is proud to announce the addition of the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Course (Quadcopter Drone). The course joins a stellar line-up of options boasted by our award-winning Academies of Excellence program in Term 4 this year. The School of Aviation, a winner of The Educator [...]

2017 NSW State Interschools Snowsports – Wrap Up

What a long but great week it has been at State Interschools. With the 2017 Subaru NSW State Interschools Championships now complete, Snowy Mountains Grammar School can be very proud of the achievements of our student-athletes. A number of our athletes have competed in both ski and snowboard events, providing a great mix of opportunities [...]

Athletes’ resilience put to the test on Day 1 of Regionals

The ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Championships kicked off yesterday at Perisher Resort. The weather and snow conditions created an opportunity for all competitors to test their skill and top up their resilience tanks. Despite the conditions, students were all smiles as they headed to the start of their respective events. The kick-off of the [...]

ESA 2017 Welcome Night & First day on snow!

After a successful and enjoyable welcome night, we made our way up to Perisher for our first day on snow for the 2017 season. Moving into its second year, the SMGS ESA has grown from 22 students last year, to 36 student this year. We have students training in SBX, SX, Alpine, FS, Moguls and [...]

Foundation Day 2017 – Occasional Address by Alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin

Last week, SMGS held its annual Foundation Day Ceremony. The ceremony featured some inspiring speeches, but perhaps most notable would be the words from alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin. Jeremy was a boarding student at SMGS, starting in Year 7 in 1998. He graduated in 2004 as the school captain and a two-time Maria Kisich Public [...]

ABSA National Boarding Week kicks off at SMGS

This week is the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The SMGS boarding community will be participating in a number of activities throughout the week. Some of these activities include: ‘Boarders Run Australia’ – Every boarding student in Australia is encouraged to run, walk or move one kilometre during the week. After reporting [...]

What is Innovation?

My last article in the SMGS newsletter, Aspects focused on the changes facing education this year, with the announcement of a new NSW Education Minister. In this article I want to broaden my scope by focusing on educational leaders; in particular, those leaders who are involved in educational decisions in our profession, sector and schools. [...]

Déjà vu on the first day of school

The first day of Term 1 each year is momentous for all new Kindergarten students. This year it is also an historical milestone for the school with the enrolment of Poppy Witherdin, as she is the first child of an alumnus to commence their schooling at Snowy Mountains Grammar School in Kindergarten. Poppy's father, Jeremy, joined [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers across academia, sport, performance and citizenship. This was my first Speech Day at SMGS and, like all events I have [...]

Gaining my Pilot Certificate – by Nicholas Nanninga, Year 12

November has been an important month for me. Not only did I put P-plates on my first car but I also attained my RA-Aus Pilot Certificate, the freedom and independence of which is pretty good really. Several people have been instrumental in helping me to achieve this goal. I would like to acknowledge the [...]