Events

  1. Week 1

    12 July @ 8:00 am - 16 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. All Students Return for Term 3

    13 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 7-10 Parent Teacher Interviews [Zoom]

    13 July @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
  4. Junior School Parent Teacher Interviews [Zoom]

    15 July @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

News

  • Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3

    Information on COVID-19 and Return to School for Term 3  Introduction   As a reminder regarding COVID-19 practice and procedure, our school primarily takes advice from NSW Health, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Department of Education, as we endeavour to keep our community safe. Based on community circumstances and virus trends, NSW […]
  • Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar – Registrations Open

    Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Webinar We warmly invite all Year 10 students currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling in Year 11 at SMGS in 2022, and their parents, to attend our Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Information Evening webinar on Monday 19th July, commencing at 6:00 pm.   An important transition: At Snowy […]
  • We’re Hiring – Part-Time Bus Driver

    We’re seeking a mature and responsible Bus Driver to join our team on a permanent part-time basis. Commencing July 2021. Check out the link below for all the details and to apply online: Bus Driver (Permanent Part-Time)
  • SMGS named WIN News Canberra School of the Week

    Well done to all 80 students who participated in this year’s Write a Book in a Day competition. Working collaboratively in teams of 10, students had just twelve hours to write and illustrate a book from start to finish within a set of unique parameters.   Funds raised through sponsorship go to The Kids’ Cancer […]
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Elite Snowsports Academy

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Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers an educational opportunity like no other in Australia.

Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and largest ski fields on our doorstep, our students have unsurpassed opportunities to immerse themselves in snowsports while remaining fully engaged in their academic studies.

Our location means that no other school can match the opportunities provided by SMGS for students to participate simultaneously in a full elite alpine, cross-country or snowboard program along with a full academic program, delivered in a school environment by dedicated subject teachers.

 

Our Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) offers full-time and winter-only programs, giving participants the opportunity to excel in snowsports while maintaining their academic standards.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a high quality academic education, with rigorous teaching programs, immersed in a modern, technology-rich learning environment.

Our teachers are exceptionally dedicated professionals who care for their students’ overall wellbeing. Our personalised learning approach enables ESA athletes to participate in full time on snow training programs at either Perisher or Thredbo, while attending a majority of normal timetabled classroom lessons each week.

Additional support is provided to ESA athletes through a number of special programs including additional after-hours tutorial sessions, liaison and support through the ESA co-ordinator and on-staff study co-ordinators to help each athlete manage their commitments.

Important Dates

2021 Applications Open
Friday 23rd October 2020

2021 Applications Close 
Sunday 17th January 2021 

2021 Interviews 
Monday 8th & Monday 15th February 2021

2021 Team list released by
 Monday 29th March 2021

2021 Program Start
Sunday 20th June 2021 4:00 pm

2021 Program End
Friday 17th September 2021

“The SMGS ESA program aims to deliver an holistic experience that incorporates all facets of athletic, academic, wellbeing and logistical support to the advanced and elite snowsports athlete. Participants in this program will be guided to pursue athletic success without sacrificing their academic pathway, while living a balanced lifestyle, underpinned by respectful and supportive relationships with staff and peers.”

Annabel Elliot – ESA Program Co-ordinator

Recent posts from the Elite Snowsports Academy

SMGS Snowsports Athletes represent Australia at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games

By | January 20th, 2020|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School had two current students named for this year’s Youth Olympic Games who represented Australia in Lausanne, Switzerland – Joey Steggall and Benjamin Wynn. Benjamin competed in Ski Cross and Joey competed [...]

SMGS Snowsports Athletes receive AMASDF Scholarships

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports|

The 2019 Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation (AMASDF) Scholarship recipients were announced at a special ceremony to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the foundation. Cath and Sam McGuiness, along with Snow Australia President Dean [...]

SMGS Announced as Australian Snowsports School of the Year at the 2019 Community Sport Awards

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Canberra, ACT - (7 November 2019) – Snowy Mountains Grammar School was announced as the Australian Snowsports School of the Year at the 2019 inaugural Community Sport Awards at the QT Canberra. 2019 was a [...]

2019 Snowsports Season celebrated at SMGS’ Annual Awards Presentation Evening

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) offers an educational opportunity like no other in Australia. Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and largest ski fields on our doorstep, our students [...]

SMGS awarded Participation Trophy at the 2019 Amelia McGuiness Foundation Events

By | August 26th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Snowsports|

2019 AMELIA McGUINESS FOUNDATION & EVENTS   The AMASDF was established in memory of Amelia McGuiness who tragically died in a skiing accident in 2009. Last week, several fundraising events were held to support the [...]

A Wild and Windy Day 1 of the 2019 State Interschools Snowsports Championships

By | August 20th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Another wild and windy day in the mountains welcomed competitors to Day 1 of the SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships. Team SMGS had a great first day on the mountain competing across the following [...]

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