Events

  1. JS Parent Teacher Interviews

    24 February @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7 – 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    24 February @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  3. Back Up Date – School Photos

    25 February @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 7-11 Parent Teacher Interviews

    25 February @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  5. Lions Youth of the Year

    26 February @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS to host Dr Charles Massy at inaugural Environment Education Seminar

    In partnership with Upper Snowy Landcare, Snowy Mountains Grammar School proudly presents the Environment Education Seminar Series. The first seminar, being held on 10 March 2020, will be on ‘Regenerative Agriculture’, with Dr Charles Massy as our keynote speaker (https://fennerschool.anu.edu.au/people/visiting/dr-charles-massy). Dr Massy is widely known and has presented all over the world. He became an […]
  • Inaugural Cambodia service-learning and adventure-trekking overseas tour information

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School is very excited to announce its inaugural service-learning and adventure-trekking overseas tour to Cambodia in December 2020. This tour is open to all Senior School students over fourteen years of age (as of December 2020). While the tour will satisfy the requirements of the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of […]
  • SAVE THE DATE! – SMGS 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

    Throughout the world on Sunday 8 March, communities will gather together to celebrate and commemorate the diverse and invaluable contribution of women in society. As the Sunday 8 March does not fall on a school day this year, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be hosting our 2nd annual International Women’s Day breakfast on the morning […]
  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  

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

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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|

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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|

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