Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Art Express – Year 12

    25 March - 26 March
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

    1 April @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 2019 ESA Round 1 Applications closing soon! – Friday, 22nd March 2019

    Entering its fourth year, the SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy will continue 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, […]
  • Applications for 2020 Scholarships closing date – Monday, 1st April 2019

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Senior School that are made available each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships for Senior School students commencing in Years 7 to 11 are offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until […]
  • SMGS Co-Captain, Eve Donnelly advances in Lions Youth of the Year competition

    On February 27th, the Lions Youth of the Year was conducted at the local level with students from JCS and SMGS competing.  Four of our senior students participated: Nick Kargas, Eve Donnelly, Jorja Box and Willem Baldwinson. These students underwent an extensive interview process, delivered a prepared speech and were required to respond to two […]
  • Inaugural Women’s Day Breakfast a resounding success

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our inaugural International Women’s Day Breakfast this morning. The morning was filled with motivating and influential stories from our Keynote and table speakers, a moving video created by Year 12 student, Saskia Dutch, door prizes donated from our generous table sponsors and supporters and an inspiring welcome […]
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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

30

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.

22

Mar 19

2019 Round One Applications Close

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

8

Jun 19

2019 Opening Weekend

The 2019 Australian snow season opens across the alpine resorts.

28

Jun 19

2019 ESA Welcome Evening

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

29

Jun 19

2019 ESA Program Commences

First day of the 2019 ESA program.

17-18

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

Successful start to the 2018 Elite Snowsports Academy program

By | August 8th, 2018|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy|

It is hard to believe that the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Elite Snowsports Academy is coming into its seventh week! This year’s ESA program is well and truly under way, with our student athletes spending [...]

2018 Regional Interschools Day 3 Wrap-up

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

Competitors were presented with terrible conditions on Day 3 of the competition. Check out all the action from Day 3.

2018 Regional Interschools Day 2 Wrap-up

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

It was cold, windy and icy but another amazing day on the hill for Team SMGS!

Spectacular Day for the 2018 Scots Race

By | July 15th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Snowsports|

What a day! Congratulations to all SMGS students who competed at the Scots Race today! Between the incredible snow conditions and bluebird skies, competitors, supporters, and spectators couldn’t have asked for a more perfect start [...]

Racer ready…SMGS ready to kick off the 2018 snowsports competition season with the Scots Race and Redlands Cup

By | July 13th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

With mother nature delivering the goods over the last few weeks, the buzz around the early season snowsports competition season is at an all-time high. Many of our students and their families have been taking [...]

SMGS alumni and ex-students set to take on the world at the PyeongChang Olympics

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised, Wellbeing|

The Olympics are well underway in PyeongChang with the Australian contingent poised for some standout performances on the world’s greatest sporting stage. Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and [...]