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  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  

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

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 to SMGS and the ESA program. Annabel introduced the trio of ESA Supervisors who will be assisting with the program [...]

Young People and Mental Health

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 data collected from various creditable organisations, which consistently report that around one in four adolescents are presenting with mental health [...]

SMGS is finalist in three categories in the 2019 Australian Education Awards

On Tuesday 21 May, The Educator Magazine announced the finalists across each of the twenty-four categories for this year’s Australian Education Awards. The awards are open to any school in the Australian K-12 education sector. Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in three categories [...]

National Boarding Week 2019

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 Mountains region is a gift that all boarding students are able to experience, it is the personalised programs and unique offering [...]

SMGS Duke of Ed adventurer’s resilience put to the test in Jagungal Wilderness

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 foot with four days provisions in a hiking pack, summiting two incredible mountains: Round Mountain - 1755m above sea level, [...]

SMGS Boarders Love Furry Friends

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 bond over adventures, shared meals, and funny tales, just like any family. But what family would be complete without a [...]

Boarding at SMGS: 2018 in Review

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 students, from Year 7 to Year 12. With a focus on academic achievement within a family-style environment, SMGS Boarders play [...]

SMGS named as Australia’s Best Boarding School of 2018

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”

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 towns in the Snowy Monaro region. Our facilities are uniquely homely, providing each full-time student with their own room. The [...]

National Boarding Week 2018 – Celebrating the SMGS Boarding Community

This week, boarding schools around Australia will be participating in the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The week is aimed at raising awareness about the many benefits of boarding schools, thanking our boarding staff for their commitment to our students and celebrating the important part our boarding community plays in the fabric [...]