1. Year 8, 9 and 10 Camp

    26 March @ 8:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. year 7 Immunisation – HPV 1 & Boostrix

    26 March @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  3. Virtual Debating – Stage 3 – First Round

    26 March @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm AEDT
  4. Junior School Grandparents & Friends Day

    29 March @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Good Friday

    30 March @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT


  • Join us at our Open Day on Tuesday, 8th May 2018

    SMGS warmly welcomes prospective Kindergarten to Year 12 families to join us on Tuesday, 8th May for our Open Day. Our Open Day is a perfect opportunity for prospective families to meet members of our leadership team, some of our teaching staff, school captains and prefects. The day will also include a tour of our […]
  • Tathra Bushfire Fundraiser

    Dear Parents and Students, As you may be aware, a devastating bushfire has impacted the community of Tathra this past weekend, destroying 69 homes, and damaging many more. In support of those affected, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be hosting a Mufti Day and Barbecue fundraiser on Friday 23 March. Please bring a gold coin […]
  • Preparations underway for SMGS Junior School Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    Grandparents and Special Friends Day is one of the most anticipated events on the SMGS Junior School calendar! All Junior School families are asked to RSVP on their guest’s/guests’ behalf via CareMonkey by Friday, 23rd March. We hope to see you there!
  • SMIEC 2018 – Program now available

    The SMIEC 2018 Program is now available via: The SMIEC organising committee also announced the 2018 SMIEC entries opening and closing dates: Entries Open: Monday, 12th March 2018 at 7:00 pm Entries Close: Friday, 20th April 2018 at 9:00 pm All entries must be made online using the Global Entries Online portal: Tests and […]

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.
Find out about Technology in Learning

Recent posts about Pastoral Care

SMGS 2018 K-2 and Year 12 buddy program, a fun-filled and memorable day!

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Last week SMGS kicked off their 2018 K-2 and Year 12 Buddy Program. After meeting their Year 12 Buddy, students headed out to the SMGS oval to participate in an obstacle course, parachute games, and [...]

SMGS alumni and ex-students set to take on the world at the PyeongChang Olympics

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised, Wellbeing|

The Olympics are well underway in PyeongChang with the Australian contingent poised for some standout performances on the world’s greatest sporting stage. Located in the NSW Snowy Mountains, with some of the nation’s best and [...]

Foundation Day 2017 – Occasional Address by Alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Academic, Alumni, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Pastoral Care, Uncategorised|

Last week, SMGS held its annual Foundation Day Ceremony. The ceremony featured some inspiring speeches, but perhaps most notable would be the words from alumnus, Mr Jeremy Witherdin. Jeremy was a boarding student at SMGS, [...]