Events

  1. Equestrian and Mountain Bike Presentations

    22 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 & 12 Drama Rehearsals

    23 June @ 8:00 am - 24 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 11 Drama Showcase

    24 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
  4. Year 7-10 Half Yearly Examinations

    25 June @ 8:00 am - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. HSC Drama – Sydney

    25 June @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]
  • SMGS Snowsports Program to screen ‘Finding the Line’

    To welcome the start of the 2018 snowsports season, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School snowsports program will be hosting a screening of the film Finding the Line at the Jindabyne Cinema on Thursday, 21 June at 6:30 pm. The 21st of June is the winter solstice. The screening of Finding the Line on this date […]
  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]

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Peak Performance

Author: Andrew Bell, SMGS Principal This article first appeared in SMGS newsletter, Aspects on Friday, 18th May. Peak Performance I recently read the book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Ericsson & Pool. The authors describe how certain individuals develop their performance to reach excellence, while others with seemingly similar capability only [...]

2018 Term 1 Principal’s Merit Assembly

On Friday, 18th May, Senior School students were recognised who have achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and/or Academic Endeavour (Provisional) for Term 1. Academic Endeavour is calculated by converting the effort grades each student achieves into numbers and then averaging those across all of their subjects. Academic Honours is calculated by determining the average percentage each [...]

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 [...]

Growth Mindset

With students now well into their learning routine, it is timely to raise again the concept of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. This concept is so critical to all types of learning in life, and applies to all of us, not just ‘students’. Today I presented this concept to our Senior School students [...]

Congratulations, Year 12, 2017

The 2017 SMGS Year 12 cohort received their HSC marks last week. Students’ hard work over the last 12 months paid off, with many students achieving four or more Band 5 (80-89 marks) or Band 6 (90–100 marks) results. Acting Principal, Kelli Wilson, was delighted with this year’s cohort’s performance, saying, “The 2017 results [...]

SMGS Alumni Engagement and Relations Program Set in Motion

Jindabyne, NSW (8 December 2017) – Snowy Mountains Grammar School announces launch of SMGS Alumni, its Alumni Engagement and Relations Program. Over the past twenty-one years, SMGS has worked diligently to bring our school’s founders’ vision to reality – SMGS to be recognised as a premier day and boarding school community, offering a diverse range [...]

SMGS Wins Innovative Schools Award for Second Year in a Row

Twenty-one years ago, Snowy Mountains Grammar School set out to offer a diverse range of opportunities, leading to the development of outstanding citizens equipped for an ever-changing world. Fast forward to 2017 and the school’s founders’ vision has become a reality. We have, indeed, prepared our students for current and future global communities where emerging [...]

Hard Work, Dedication, Sacrifice and Persistence

There has been significant media attention and focus of late on resilience and how to improve the ability of our young people to bounce back from issues they face in an ever-changing and volatile world. The current generation, Generation Z, has had widespread understanding and usage of the internet from a young age. Generation Z [...]

Principal’s Term 2 Merit Assembly

On Tuesday 25 July, SMGS held their mid-year Principal’s Merit Assembly. The assembly recognises students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional) across Stages 4, 5 and 6 in Term 2. During the assembly students who represented SMGS at this year’s da Vinci Decathlon were also recognised for their achievements in the [...]

Farewell to Principal Andrew Bell

This week, SMGS staff, students, parents and the extended community said their farewells to Mr Andrew Bell, the Principal of SMGS for the past five years. As the last of the school events for 2016 came to a close and Andrew addressed the student body for the final time during Speech Day, one could not [...]