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  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]
  • Patrick Broe Competes in Rugby NSW State Championships

    A big congratulations to Patrick Broe and his U14 ACT Brumbies team who were undefeated throughout the NSW State Championship tournament in Orange before going down narrowly in the final against Gordon over the weekend. They put some big scores up against some really strong competition (69-0 against Randwick, 47-7 against Manly). Patrick was the leading try scorer of […]
  • Emily Quodling punches ticket to National Equestrian Interschools

    Congratulations to Emily Quodling who has qualified for the National Interschools event to be held at SIEC from 27th September to 3rd October.  Emily and her horse, DP Onyx will be competing in the 90cm show jumping. Good Luck Emily!  
  • P&F Pure 80’s Trivia Night – Friday 24th June – Call for silent auction donations

    To the SMGS community, The Parents and Friends Committee of Snowy Mountains Grammar School are excited to announce the upcoming Trivia Night on Friday 21 June. The theme of the 2019 Trivia Night will be ‘Pure 80s’. In addition, we are pleased to let you know that this year 10% of all profits from the […]

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

SMGS joins schools and workplaces across Australia for inaugural Do it for Dolly Day

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Pastoral Care, Wellbeing|

On Friday 10 May, SMGS joined schools and workplaces across Australia to commemorate Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett and to extend the Dolly’s Dream message that bullying is never ok. On Do it for Dolly Day, people [...]

SMGS takes action every day for the 2019 NDA!

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Uncategorised, Wellbeing|

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is proud to join schools across Australia who are taking action today, the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), Friday 15 March 2019. According to the Bullying No [...]

Lake Jindabyne foreshore gets a little bit of love from Twynam House

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

This year Twynam's house charity once again focused on trying to improve our unique natural environment. As part of Clean Up Australia Day, Twynam organised and ran a school event by the lakeside over the weekend. The organisation Clean [...]