Events

  1. Equestrian and Mountain Bike Presentations

    22 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Year 11 & 12 Drama Rehearsals

    23 June @ 8:00 am - 24 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 11 Drama Showcase

    24 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
  4. Year 7-10 Half Yearly Examinations

    25 June @ 8:00 am - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. HSC Drama – Sydney

    25 June @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]
  • SMGS Snowsports Program to screen ‘Finding the Line’

    To welcome the start of the 2018 snowsports season, the Snowy Mountains Grammar School snowsports program will be hosting a screening of the film Finding the Line at the Jindabyne Cinema on Thursday, 21 June at 6:30 pm. The 21st of June is the winter solstice. The screening of Finding the Line on this date […]
  • SMGS teams headed to the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals!

    Earlier today, two teams of four students (a junior and senior team) departed for Ulladulla to take part in the Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge Regionals. Both teams will encounter challenges in the following three categories: Bottle Rockets Propeller Powered Planes Drones This is the first time SMGS has attended this event and we wish both […]

Student Wellbeing

//Student Wellbeing

At SMGS, we believe that every child of any age has the right to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment where every student is enabled to feel that they belong.

This begins with acceptance of others, as they are, for who they are, without judgment. We aspire to practise our school values of respect, integrity, honesty and compassion.

Every student in the Senior School is in a House Tutor Group which meets together every day for 20 minutes to touch base with their Tutor and peers in a small group situation with other students from Years 7 to 12. Students remain with the same group until they graduate in Year 12 and form a special bond together over the years.

Our aim is to work with students and families to develop well-rounded young people who:

  • develop a strong sense of self-identity and act with moral courage and conviction
  • promote the values of tolerance and acceptance of others and self
  • build resilience through engaging in events and activities in the classroom, sport, arts, service programs and in the outdoors
  • build lifelong relationships with others
  • learn to give to others, looking for opportunities to service those in greater need, and to give back to the community, local and distant
  • learn the art of perspective and balance to live a fulfilled, enriched and rewarding life with purpose and passion.

In the Senior School, students participate in the following programs to support the aims of pastoral care and student wellbeing:

  • Daily House Tutor Group gatherings in vertical year levels from 7 to 12
  • Chapel services occurring fortnightly, often led by students in Tutor Groups or year levels, with more formal Chapel services for special celebratory occasions such as Easter, Christmas or Year 12 Farewell
  • School Assembly, occurring on alternate fortnights to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the student body
  • House-based charity opportunities for fundraising, awareness-raising and building a connection to each charity
  • New Student Welcome and Orientation Program and peer/buddy training opportunities
  • Outdoor Education Programs
  • A range of co-curricular programs in which to participate
  • Periodic optional opportunities to participate in community service projects, including internationally, are offered
  • Optional lunchtime prayer group for students
  • Optional School Counsellor access for students who would like some additional support at times.
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Recent posts about Pastoral Care

Twynam House Service Day – Lake Jindabyne Foreshore Clean-Up Day

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Pastoral Care, Wellbeing|

On Sunday, 27th May, SMGS’ Twynam House headed to Lake Jindabyne for the kick-off of a new SMGS initiative to give back to our local community, aptly termed “House Service Day”. Over thirty people, [...]

ABSA National Boarding Week – 2018 SMGS Boarders: “Why I Love Boarding”

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Boarding, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Our boarders come from all over Australia, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, as well as some of the smaller, closer, regional towns of Adelong, Braidwood, Captain’s Flat, together with other [...]

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 [...]