Events

  1. Non Term Time

    6 April @ 8:00 am - 16 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Week 1

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Staff Day 3

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. SMIEC

    19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. New Boarders Arrive

    19 April @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST

News

  • Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!

    Scholarship Applications for 2022 enrolment are now open!   Our new Scholarship Program provides students from all around Australia with the opportunity to learn and grow in a unique alpine environment and to develop as well-rounded global citizens acting with courage and conviction as leaders of the future.   To learn more about Scholarships at […]
  • Lions Youth of the Year – Zac Corcoran, Year 12 advances to State round

    A huge congratulations to Zac Corcoran in Year 12, who not only won the local Lions Club of Jindabyne overall Youth of the Year Australia and public speaking components but has just won the regional competition in Ulladulla. He now moves on to the State round in Canberra in the coming weeks, representing SMGS and the […]
  • Dress for Success Sydney

    As one of our initiatives following International Women’s Day, SMGS is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success Sydney. Check out the details below on how you can get involved.
  • SMGS one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program

    SMGS’ wellbeing program has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. This year, SMGS is one of five schools participating in the AISNSW Positive Behaviour Program, a three-year project in which AISNSW provides school-based professional learning for all staff and consultancy support for the school’s PBIS leadership team and in class. To […]

Principal’s Welcome

//Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Snowy Mountains Grammar School!

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our dynamic school located in the pristine Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales. Our mission to work with families to develop well-rounded individuals stems from our belief in an holistic education that is underpinned by strong values and character-based education. Indeed, it does take a village to raise a child, and a strong sense of community is a core feature of Snowy Mountains Grammar School.

We have a responsibility to educate the hearts and minds of those most precious in our community, where they, in turn, will make meaningful contributions to the wider community now and into the future. Our moral imperative is to inspire the next generation of citizens and leaders to act ethically, to have empathy for others less fortunate, and to make a difference by achieving excellence in their chosen pathway in life.

We have a responsibility to educate the hearts and minds of those most precious in our community, where they, in turn, will make meaningful contributions to the wider community now and into the future.

The chosen career paths of so many of our alumni are inspiring to us all. Careers are a rapidly-evolving construct in society, with an appetite for disruption now firmly embedded in globally connected economies. Our attitude, as a provider of a modern education, is to remain open and agile, to innovate so as to improve the experience for students, and to prepare them for the world they are entering, not the one that we, as adults, experienced when we were at school.

Having a positive and determined attitude is fundamental to embracing lifelong learning, achieving personal success and experiencing fulfilment in life. Critically, this process begins at a very young age, and the sooner young individuals are immersed in positive, productive and caring environments, the better – this is our gift to our children. Our dedicated staff care deeply about our students and this makes all the difference.

Our attitude, as a provider of a modern education, is to remain open and agile, to innovate so as to improve the experience for students, and to prepare them for the world they are entering, not the one that we, as adults, experienced when we were at school.

Now is an exciting time to be part of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, with so many different opportunities being created in a wide range of learning areas and in co-curricular interests. A high-quality and well-rounded education is offered right here in the Snowy Mountains, where every student can find their own path in life – or create their own. Our learning environment, methodology, programs and physical spaces are constantly evolving to meet the needs of a variety of learner types and we do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to learning.

Our website provides some insight into what we offer our students and we hope you find this appealing. If it does, there is nothing like visiting our campus and experiencing first-hand the ‘feel’ of who we are and what we might offer your children for their future.

As the Principal of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, I am delighted to invite you to find out more, with the possibility of joining us on our inspired journey of learning for all the young people in our care.

Dr Andrew Bell (B.Ed. Health & Physical Ed. First Class Hons.; Ed.D., MACE, MACEL)

Principal

Learn more about Dr Bell

Recent posts by the Principal

SMGS Steaming ahead with $4.5M NSW Government Grant

By | March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alumni, Boarding, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Principal, Senior School, Uncategorised|

The Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) Community was thrilled to welcome Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, local MLC Bronnie Taylor, Snowy Monaro Mayor, Peter Beer, and members of the wider Jindabyne community [...]

Master Plan Update – Stage 1 and 2 Announced

By | March 4th, 2021|Categories: Alumni, Boarding, Junior School, Principal, Senior School, Uncategorised|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School - Building Our Future Master Plan Update - Stage 1 and 2   The Snowy Mountains Grammar School Board and School Principal Dr Andrew Bell are delighted to provide [...]

The Importance of Outdoor Education and Curriculum Camps

By | March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Principal, Uncategorised|

The Importance of Outdoor Education and Curriculum Camps In all my years in schools, outdoor education has on occasion been questioned by some parents as to its value, specifically with concerns expressed about [...]

The Benefits of Music

By | March 1st, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Principal|

The Benefits of Music As I reflect on working with school-aged children over nearly three decades, one of the greatest joys of this privilege has been to witness first-hand their on-stage performances in music across [...]

Principal’s Welcome Message 2021

By | January 27th, 2021|Categories: Principal|

We take great pleasure in welcoming all new and returning students, parents and staff to the 2021 school year.   In his welcome message below, Principal, Dr Andrew Bell provides an overview of the [...]

Alumna, Brooke Kennedy – Inspiring the next generation of learners at SMGS

By | June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Principal, Uncategorised|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School Alumna (Class of 1994, Twynam), Brooke Kennedy, held the position of Arts Captain in her final year at SMGS and was one of the school’s first-ever Band 6 recipients in Drama.   After completing her teaching degree in 2019, [...]