News

  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
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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

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Jan 19

2019 Round One Applications Open

Applications for the 2019 Elite Snowsports Academy program are officially open. Places are limited so make sure you get your applications in.

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Mar 19

2019 Round One Applications Close

First round of applications for the 2019 Elite Snowsports Academy program close.

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Jun 19

2019 Opening Weekend

The 2019 Australian snow season opens across the alpine resorts.

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Jun 19

2019 ESA Welcome Evening

Join parents, staff and students to welcome the 2019 edition of the ESA program.

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Jun 19

2019 ESA Program Commences

First day of the 2019 ESA program.

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Aug 19

2019 Exeat Weekend

Boarding House Exeat Weekend

“specifically targeted at trying to promote the academic, pastoral, logistical and social well-being of our students…”

Tim Bland – ESA Program Founder

Recent posts from the Elite Snowsports Academy

2019 ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Championships – Day 2

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

`Mother Nature pulled out all the stops for Day 2 of the ACT & Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Competiton. Today, our youngest snowsports competitors joined their teammates on the mountain for some fun in the [...]

SMGS Nordic skiers find their stride at ACT and NSW Championships

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

Congratulations to our nordic skiers who competed in the ACT Sprint Championships and NSW Distance Championships over the weekend! Racers were treated to some fantastic tracks and as always, amazing race organisation and support by [...]

Racer ready – SMGS ESA Program hits the start gates for 2019

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Senior School, Snowsports|

On Friday 28 June, Principal Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott, ESA Co-ordinator Ms Annabel Elliot and Head of Boarding, Mrs Julie Wright welcomed new and returning student- athletes and their families [...]

Huge night of awards at the 2018 SMGS Snowsports Presentation

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

Another epic season culminated in the 2018 SMGS Snowsports Presentation evening on Thursday 20th September 2018.

SMGS named as Australia’s Best Boarding School of 2018

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Elite Snowsports Academy, Wellbeing|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School was named 2018 Boarding School of the Year at the inaugural Australian Education Awards held in Sydney last week.

2018 National Interschools Snowsports – Day 5 Wrap-Up

By | September 9th, 2018|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

Well the temperature dropped and wind arrived for the final day of competition in the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships, setting up an epic battle to the finish with SMGS only 1 gold behind Jindabyne Central School in the medal tally.