Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Junior School Outdoor Cinema Evening

    29 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

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

News

  • SMGS Aviation Program featured in the Sydney Morning Herald

    Did you catch us in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend? The full article can be viewed here: https://www.smh.com.au/education/its-handson-in-the-sky-for-students-at-jindabyne-20190318-h1cj3e.html?ref=rss Did you know that our Aviation Program has had a refresh over the last two years? In 2017 we rolled out the Remotely Piloted Aircraft License (RePL) and this year, the Introduction to Aviation Certificate for Years […]
  • JS Outdoor Cinema Evening – This Friday!

      On Friday, 29th March, our Junior School will be hosting their first ever Outdoor Cinema Evening! Reminiscent of the old days of the drive-in or summer festival moonlight movies, we are offering SMGS families the chance to come in and relax on a Friday night with a feel-good movie that will be projected onto […]
  • 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 […]

Principal’s Welcome

//Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Snowy Mountains Grammar School!

Located in the pristine Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, our school offers extensive and unique opportunities for Day (K-12) and Boarding (7-12) students in a wide range of activities and interests, while immersed in a rigorous academic program and experiencing the personalised care of a smaller school.

We are proud that every student is authentically known at SMGS. Our programs enable students to develop important life skills, such as aspiring for excellence, developing resilience, interacting with peers of differing ages, balancing academic demands with a range of co-curricular interests and, for some, living independently on campus in a supportive environment.

As committed educators, we are morally compelled to provide our students with an exceptional experience, as well as equip each student with the fundamental skills to thrive in a modern world. Our globalised world has shifted considerably in the 21st century. New knowledge economies require advanced analytical thinking and skills, an ability to identify and solve complex problems in a range of different contexts, and to engage and collaborate with others to produce outstanding results. We have developed our own electives program, which provides opportunities for students to engage in a variety of elective learning programs, catering to individual interests beyond the NESA curriculum and developing the skills for a modern world.

At SMGS, schooling commences with the comprehensive Let’s Explore program for students entering Kindergarten, and schooling concludes by celebrating our Year 12 graduates, who do exceptionally well as they venture off to new and exciting challenges, enriching our school community, and themselves, in turn, enriched as part of it. Naturally, we are also delighted to welcome all interested students and parents along this journey.

We invite you to explore the pages within this website and to contact us 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.

Dr Andrew Bell
Principal

Recent posts by the Principal

Why Praising Children’s Ability is Harmful to their Education

By | February 25th, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Principal, Senior School|

Author: Dr Andrew Bell As parents, or as teachers, how often have we deliberately or inadvertently praised a child for their innate abilities?  I would suggest we do this more than we realise, and this [...]

Young Leaders in Schools

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Principal, Staff|

This post was originally published as an article in the Monaro Post newspaper. Dr Andrew Bell is the principal of Snowy Mountains Grammar School.    When was the last time you asked, “how can I support [...]

SMGS Under New Management: Year 3 takes the reins in new Principal for a Day initiative

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Principal|

Charley Burns from Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Junior School Year 3 class had the opportunity to engage with education in a new way on Friday, thanks to SMGS Principal Dr Andrew Bell’s new initiative, Principal [...]

Peak Performance

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Principal|

Author: Andrew Bell, SMGS Principal This article first appeared in SMGS newsletter, Aspects on Friday, 18th May. Peak Performance I recently read the book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Ericsson & [...]

2018 Term 1 Principal’s Merit Assembly

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Academic, Principal, Senior School|

On Friday, 18th May, Senior School students were recognised who have achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and/or Academic Endeavour (Provisional) for Term 1. Academic Endeavour is calculated by converting the effort grades each student achieves into [...]

National Boarding Week 2018 – Celebrating the SMGS Boarding Community

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Principal, Senior School, Wellbeing|

This week, boarding schools around Australia will be participating in the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) National Boarding Week. The week is aimed at raising awareness about the many benefits of boarding schools, thanking our [...]