Events

  1. The World of Canvas Information Evening

    20 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  2. School Photos

    21 February
  3. Senior School Assembly

    22 February @ 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 22nd Annual Swimming Carnival Program

    Racers Ready… The SMGS Swimming Carnival, one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar kicks off tomorrow. If you want to see our culture on show, come for a while and watch our students in action and experience the spirit of support, encouragement, sportsmanship and participation, and of course some impressive athleticism too. […]
  • Applications now open for 2019 Duke of Ed Award

    Applications for students in Years 9 – 11 to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2019 are now open. Stage 5 students will view a short presentation during their stage meeting on Friday. Further information, application forms and further queries should be directed to Mrs Melissa Bell melissa.bell@smgs.nsw.edu.au Applications close next Friday 15th Feb.
  • SMGS Thredbo Mountain Bike Scholarship

    SMGS and Thredbo announce: The Thredbo MTB Scholarship This scholarship is for an emerging SMGS MTB student who would like to contribute to the development of mountain biking at the school and in the local area. The scholarship will be via application and open to students who fit the following criteria: -Students in Years 5-10 […]
  • 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.

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

Kiandra House Brings SMGS together for Drought Relief

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Staff, Wellbeing|

In early August, the NSW Government declared the entire State to be in drought. A mere 10mm of rain was recorded in the region in July of this year, with similar dry spells not seen since the [...]

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 [...]