Events

  1. Year 7-10 Examinations

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 23 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Let’s Explore – Day 5

    23 November @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT
  3. Junior School “Building Bee”

    24 November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
  4. Band Camp

    26 November @ 8:00 am - 28 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  5. SMGS P&F AGM

    26 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

News

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 Academies of Excellence 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

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 [...]

Growth Mindset

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Principal, Senior School, Wellbeing|

With students now well into their learning routine, it is timely to raise again the concept of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. This concept is so critical to all types of learning in [...]

Congratulations, Year 12, 2017

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Principal, Senior School|

The 2017 SMGS Year 12 cohort received their HSC marks last week. Students’ hard work over the last 12 months paid off, with many students achieving four or more Band 5 (80-89 marks) or [...]