Events

  1. SMGS Snowsports
  2. Scots Race

    2017 Scots Race

    9 July - 10 September
  3. Redlands Cup
  4. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    17 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • AIS free concussion baseline testing – Tuesday 27 June

    This year SMGS has arranged to receive free concussion baseline testing. This testing will be conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University and Canberra University, who will be visiting the school on Tuesday 27th June (first week of school holidays) and is available for students 12 years and over. The results of […]
  • 2017 Redlands Cup – SMGS Start List

    Yes, it’s that time of year again! SMGS is getting ready for the much-anticipated Term 2 break, the 2017 ESA and ‘Term 3 only’ cohort arriving, and the completion of the new boarding accommodation block. Many of our staff and students have already been enjoying the start to the ski season by getting in some […]
  • Local pirates make a splash for kids with cancer!

      On Friday 9 June, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will embrace their inner scally-wags and dress up like pirates for childrens’ cancer research. It’s the 3rd annual “Pirate Day Friday”, a national fundraiser that encourages children, office workers and whole towns to dress up and give a gold coin donation for the privilege. All funds […]
  • You are hereby summoned to a Mad Hatter Trivia Night!

      Don’t be late for a very important date! The P&F Trivia night is just around the corner on Friday 9th June 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm! $15 at the door, bring your own drinks and dinner! Please ensure you rsvp to pandf@smgs.nsw.edu.au We hope to see you there!  

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.

Andrew Leslie
Principal

Recent posts by the Principal

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 [...]

Future of Education

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Junior School, Principal, Senior School|

"There is no shortage of challenges in school education", writes Professor Geoff Masters (CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research - ACER). He continues, to state that "some of the biggest challenges we face [...]