Events

  1. P&F Welcome BBQ

    30 January @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
  2. First Day of School

    31 January
  3. Teddy Bear Picnic

    1 February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
  4. Junior School Camp Out

    1 February @ 4:00 pm - 2 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • 2018 HSC results are in! Check out the highlights

    The 2018 HSC results are here and what an amazing effort from our class of 2018. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for a full wrap-up of the results. Congratulations SMGS Class of 2018, you’ve done an amazing job and we’re all very proud of what you have achieved.
  • Speech Day Photos

    The 2018 Speech Day was an amazing end to great year. Well done to all the award recipients and congratulations to the 2018 Dux of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, Rebecca Matthes. Check out all the photos from the day on our photo gallery: Photo Gallery
  • Employment Opportunity – Director of Corporate Services

    We’re currently looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Director of Corporate Services to join our Executive Team in 2019. Check out all the details using the link below: Executive Role – Director of Corporate Services
  • Junior and Senior School Teaching Opportunities

    We are currently advertising for Junior School (Classroom Teacher) and Senior School (Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) / Design and Technology) teaching positions.

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

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 [...]

The Cane for ‘Being a Nuisance’

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Principal|

This week I read an article by Jarlath O’Brien (2016), the head of a school in the UK, whose school is celebrating fifty years of education. This year we will celebrate the completion of twenty [...]