Events

  1. [Postponed] Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

    4 April @ 8:00 am - 7 April @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. SMGS P&F Meeting

    7 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  3. Last Day of Term 1

    9 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Last Day of Term 1

    9 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Postponed] Grandparents Day

    9 April @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • SMGS Virtual Easter Hat Challenge

    This Friday 3 April, we will be holding a virtual Kindergarten to Year 12 Easter Hat Challenge. The rules: 1. Must be Handmade. (You may add to another hat you have (ie, cap/ sombrero/ top hat). 2. It must fit and stay on your head (no hands) for the photo. 3. One hat per person. […]
  • SMIEC 2020 postponed until Term 4

    SMIEC 2020 After discussing at length  with SMGS Executive, the SMIEC committee, and in consultation with Perisher, we have made the responsible decision to postpone SMIEC 2020 until Term 4. With the announcement from the Australian Government yesterday in regards to public gatherings over 500, we believe this is the responsible decision to make. Snowy […]
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community

    Information, articles and reference materials for the School Community relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are available using the following link: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community
  • IWD Breakfast Keynote and Table Speakers Announced

    Our 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast is just around the corner and we are very excited to announce our 2020 Keynote and Table Speakers. If you haven’t already booked your tickets, head to: https://smgsiwdbreakfast2020.eventbrite.com.au  

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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