Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Art Express – Year 12

    25 March - 26 March
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

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

News

  • 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 […]
  • SMGS Co-Captain, Eve Donnelly advances in Lions Youth of the Year competition

    On February 27th, the Lions Youth of the Year was conducted at the local level with students from JCS and SMGS competing.  Four of our senior students participated: Nick Kargas, Eve Donnelly, Jorja Box and Willem Baldwinson. These students underwent an extensive interview process, delivered a prepared speech and were required to respond to two […]
  • Inaugural Women’s Day Breakfast a resounding success

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our inaugural International Women’s Day Breakfast this morning. The morning was filled with motivating and influential stories from our Keynote and table speakers, a moving video created by Year 12 student, Saskia Dutch, door prizes donated from our generous table sponsors and supporters and an inspiring welcome […]

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

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 [...]