Events

  1. All students return for Term 1

    30 January @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7-10 Camp Briefings

    31 January @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  3. Junior School Campout

    31 January @ 4:00 pm - 1 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 12 Geography Trip

    3 February @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Year 10 Curriculum Camp

    4 February @ 8:00 am - 7 February @ 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/

Wellbeing

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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 [...]

‘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 [...]

The Students of 2031

By the time 2031 comes along, our current Kindergarten students will be in their final year of school. As Year 12 students, what skills should they be equipped with in order to step out into the rest of their lives as confident and contributing citizens? We do know that the skill set they will require [...]

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 [...]

Ping, beep, buzz! Students explore app notifications in Stage 5 Assembly

Today we participated in a little experiment to see how many notifications students receive during a specific time period. Students were told to come up and mark the board on the specific app that had sent them a notification whenever it occurred during the stage meeting.  We looked at the current SMGS policy, our expectations [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]