Events

  1. SMIEC

    27 April - 30 April
  2. Staff Day

    29 April
  3. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    29 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders’ Return

    29 April @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.
  • SMGS Netball Team Grand Final Winners

    Congratulations to SMGS Netball team who won the Jindabyne Netball Association Grand Final last night! Well done ladies!
  • New pedal desks in Year 2/3 Classroom

    Introducing our new pedal desks in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After trialling our first […]
  • SMGS 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival – Program

    On Wednesday, 10th April 2019 SMGS Kindergarten to Year 12 students will head to The Station Resort for the 10th Annual Cross Country Running Carnival. The SMGS Cross-Country Carnival is planned to be a fun day, full of enthusiasm and house camaraderie. As much as possible, all students are encouraged to ‘have a go’. Emphasis […]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]