Events

  1. Year 6 (2017) into Year 7 Transition Evening

    26 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore

    27 October
  3. SMGS Open Day

    27 October
  4. Prefects Camp

    29 October - 30 October
  5. P & F Meeting

    1 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 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.
  • Rokit’s Edibles @ SMGS Canteen – Term 4 Menu

  • Academies of Excellence back for Term 4

      The award-winning Academies of Excellence are back for Term 4. Students are currently in the process of submitting their academy preferences, with staff looking forward to leading another term of innovation and creativity. The academies rostered for Term 4 are: School of Drama Mrs Batson Scriptwriting, directing and/or performing a piece of black comedy. Black […]
  • ACER Scholarship Examination for 2019 Enrolment – Registration Now Open

    2018 ACER Exam ACER Scholarship Examination – For 2019 Enrolment Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence scholarship testing will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 24 February 2018. To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School Academic Excellence Scholarship, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/ SMGS Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7 […]

Aviation Program

//Aviation Program

The Aviation program at SMGS is one of the few aviation educational opportunities offered at Senior School level in Australia.

The course offers those students who are interested in flying for recreation or as a career, the opportunity to begin their aviation studies while still at school. Participants study aviation theory as well as participating in flying lessons.

Ground School

Participants complete a Pilot Certificate Theory course, covering basic aeronautical knowledge, air legislation, flight radio endorsement and human performance and limitations.

We also offer the Cross Country Endorsement Course, covering navigation, meteorology and flight preparation.

Pilot Certification

SMGS offers students the opportunity to undertake the RA-Aus Pilot Certificate with endorsements – a cost-effective entry point into the world of aviation. Students can also convert from the RA-Aus Certificate to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

All flying is conducted out of the Jindabyne Randall Community Aerodrome through Alpine Aviation Australia. AAA’s Chief Flight Instructor, Martin Hughes, is a former RAF pilot with over 3,000 hours’ flying experience.

While with the RAF, he trained jet pilots and was the trainer of the Red Arrows formation acrobatic team.

Program Success

Now entering its seventh year, seven of our former program participants have graduated to solo flight and four have obtained their pilot licence. One of our students recently earned a $2,500 flying scholarship from RA-Aus.

Two of our graduates have been accepted into the NSW University Aviation program and another has been accepted into aviation at the Defence Force Academy. Additionally, our first program graduate is now First Officer with Sharp Airlines.

Recent posts about Aviation

Drone Course Set for Take-off at SMGS

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Academies, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, School of Aviation, Senior School, Technology|

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 [...]

SMGS Wins Innovative Schools Award for Second Year in a Row

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Aviation, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Let's Explore, Principal, Senior School, Snowsports|

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 [...]

My first solo flight – written by Tolina Davis

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Aviation, Co-Curricular, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On 14th February, 2016, a day for celebrating those you love, I celebrated my love of the skies and flew solo for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I’ve studied aviation theory at [...]

Gaining my Pilot Certificate – by Nicholas Nanninga, Year 12

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Academies, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Senior School, Uncategorised|

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 [...]

Everything you need to know about the location of Snowy Mountains Grammar School

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Senior School, Snowsports|

Location, location, location Snowy Mountains Grammar School is nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine region and located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. This environment provides our students with opportunities that [...]