Events

  1. HSC Preview Sessions

    17 August @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Exeat Weekend

    19 August - 20 August
  3. Amelia McGuiness Time Trial

    20 August - 21 August
  4. 2017 SMGS Interschools Snowsports
  5. Year 11 Yearly Exams

    28 August - 1 September

News

  • 2017 NSW State Interschools Provisional Team List (Updated)

    The updated provisional team lists for the NSW State Interschools Snowsports Championships is now available.
  • Congratulations to the SMGS Chess Team!

    Congratulations to the members of the SMGS Chess Team – Aaron Pottage, Sam Celestino, Tom Davis, Austin Beck and Jackson Quinn.  They have made it through to the final six in the South Coast & Southern Division of the NSW Junior Chess Competition. The last round was played online against Moss Vale High School, with […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection – Presentation Video

    On Tuesday, 25th July, SMGS held it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection evening which included a presentation from Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Stage 6. If you were unable to attend the evening, you can view the presentation below: If you have any questions, please  contact Dr Nelson via email at darryl.nelson@smgs.nsw.edu.au Please note that […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening – Tuesday 25 July

      Tomorrow night, SMGS is holding it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening  for students currently in Year 10 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and for those who are considering selecting Snowy Mountains Grammar School as their school of choice for 2018. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to hear important information […]

Principal’s Welcome

//Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Snowy Mountains Grammar School, a truly unique K-12, co-educational, day and boarding school located in the heart of the pristine alpine Snowy Mountains region.

Our mission is to work with families to develop well-rounded young people with active and creative minds, who have an understanding of and compassion for others, a passion for life-long learning and the courage and confidence to act on their beliefs. We are preparing our students for current and future global communities where emerging 21st century skills and thinking will be essential to thrive. It is no longer enough to pass on information to students; we must be teaching and inspiring students with what they can do with the information, equipped with advanced thinking and analytical skills.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School was established in 1996 and serves an important role in Australian education, providing an opportunity for students locally as well as inviting students from afar to join the local community as a weekly or full-time boarder. The opportunities for students at SMGS are extensive, offering a high quality formal education involving the traditional core subjects, with access to innovative elective learning programs, while experiencing some amazing opportunities in the outdoor environment, all within a smaller school setting where every child is well known.

It is a privilege to work alongside a team of dedicated and caring staff who authentically ‘go the extra mile’ for our students, whose strengths and talents are valued and unearthed throughout their journey at SMGS. Because we are a smaller school, we are able to offer a more personalised approach to ensure that all students are cared for and supported intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially.

I encourage you to explore the pages within this website and to visit us on campus to gain an even better sense of who we are and whether we would ‘fit’ your vision of what you are searching for in a school.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Recent posts by the Principal

Principal’s Term 2 Merit Assembly

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Principal, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On Tuesday 25 July, SMGS held their mid-year Principal’s Merit Assembly. The assembly recognises students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional) across Stages 4, 5 and 6 in Term 2. During [...]

Farewell to Principal Andrew Bell

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Pastoral Care, Principal|

This week, SMGS staff, students, parents and the extended community said their farewells to Mr Andrew Bell, the Principal of SMGS for the past five years. As the last of the school events for 2016 [...]

Speech Day 2016 – Words from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Jones

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Academic, Academies, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Pastoral Care, Principal, Senior School|

On Thursday 8 December, SMGS held its annual Speech Day. Speech Day concludes the school year for our students and is a celebration of the achievements and discoveries the students have made with their teachers [...]

What it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Principal|

I recently addressed students on what it takes to make it as a world-class elite performer in a range of different disciplines, including academia, sport, the arts, chess, or similar. I pointed to a study [...]

Foundation Day – 20 Years Strong

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Principal|

Friday 17 June is Foundation Day for Snowy Mountains Grammar School, which is an important milestone, as we celebrated the completion of twenty years at the start of 2016. SMGS had its first cohort in [...]

Technology in the Classroom

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Junior School, Principal, Technology|

I recently read an article in the media that, in essence, stated that the use of personal devices (laptops and iPads) was responsible for Australia’s drop in the global rankings in the Programme for International [...]