Events

  1. Equestrian Development Academy Information Session

    24 January @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
  2. Australia Day

    26 January
  3. Week 1

    31 January - 6 February

News

  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re looking for someone to join our Boarding House team on a part-time basis, working 4.00pm – 10.00pm, Monday to Thursday during school term time. For all the details or to apply online: Boarding House Supervisor
  • SMGS 2021 Speech Day

    Junior School Speech Day Program – click link to view Middle and Senior School Speech Day Program – click link to view  
  • SMGS (A) Year 9/10 team progresses to the Grand Final of the AIS Virtual Debating Competition!

    The AIS Virtual Debating Competition has been the one event/ competition that has persevered during the year, and what a way to end a season! SMGS fielded five teams across competitions from Primary to Year 11, with the Primary and Year 8 teams reaching the final 16 in Australia. Today the SMGS (A) Year 9/10 […]
  • 2022 Elite Snowsports Academy – Applications Now Open!

      Applications are now open for SMGS 2022 Elite Snowsports Program (ESA) Program!   Applications close on Sunday 16 January 2021.   To learn more or to enquire, head to   https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/co-curricular/snowsports/elite-snowsports-academy/
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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

2022 Applications Open
Monday 8th November 2021

2022 Applications Close 
Sunday 16th January 2022 

2022 Interviews 
Monday 7th & Monday 14th February 2022

2022 Team list released by
Thursday 7th April 2022

2022 Program Start
Saturday 25th June 2022 

2022 Program End
Sunday 18th September 2022

(Program dates subject to change based on any changes made by PWSC program schedule)

“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.”

Josh Armstead – 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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