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/

Pastoral Care

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Supporting each other in the wake of the bushfire crisis

It seems so long ago that we said an excited goodbye to the 2019 school year on a sunny, clear and cool December day, with plans for a long and restful summer break. We did not think we would be preparing to defend our homes, farms and properties from fires the size of which we [...]

New Term, New Initiatives! – Introducing ‘Read Aloud Wednesday’

'Read Aloud Wednesday' was launched today in our Junior School. What is Read Aloud Wednesday? Older students and parents are invited to read aloud to our younger students, modelling reading strategies and talking about the meaning of the story. This will occur every Wednesday in the Junior School Eat Street (weather permitting) from 8.30am to [...]

‘Eaglets, Yeast and Balloons’

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 aspect of student life at SMGS, the ever-entertaining 'Words of Wisdom' presented by our Primary School, the portraits of each [...]

Adolescence

One of the most fascinating aspects of being a teacher is working with young people. Every day is different - the events, the emotions and the incidents. To be honest, a young person’s energy and excitement means our school is often loud and unpredictable, but the rewards can also be priceless. A famous quote about [...]

SMGS joins schools and workplaces across Australia for inaugural Do it for Dolly Day

On Friday 10 May, SMGS joined schools and workplaces across Australia to commemorate Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett and to extend the Dolly’s Dream message that bullying is never ok. On Do it for Dolly Day, people can commemorate Dolly and support her family’s mission by “going blue” at school or work and holding fundraising events to help [...]

SMGS takes action every day for the 2019 NDA!

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is proud to join schools across Australia who are taking action today, the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), Friday 15 March 2019. According to the Bullying No Way website (www.bullyingnoway.gov.au), “5726 Australian schools are official NDA schools in 2019 and are part of a nationwide movement celebrating this year's theme [...]

Lake Jindabyne foreshore gets a little bit of love from Twynam House

This year Twynam's house charity once again focused on trying to improve our unique natural environment. As part of Clean Up Australia Day, Twynam organised and ran a school event by the lakeside over the weekend. The organisation Clean Up Australia "inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment".  For us, this day is aimed [...]

Kiandra House Brings SMGS together for Drought Relief

In early August, the NSW Government declared the entire State to be in drought. A mere 10mm of rain was recorded in the region in July of this year, with similar dry spells not seen since the 1980s. Many farmers have been forced to sell stock, or incur the added expense of purchasing feed.  Many Snowy Mountains [...]

Twynam House Service Day – Lake Jindabyne Foreshore Clean-Up Day

On Sunday, 27th May, SMGS’ Twynam House headed to Lake Jindabyne for the kick-off of a new SMGS initiative to give back to our local community, aptly termed “House Service Day”. Over thirty people, which included parents, staff and students from Twynam House (one of four houses that make up the SMGS house system) [...]

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 [...]