SMGS celebrates 19 years


SNOWY Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) celebrated its 19th year since foundation last Friday.

Principal Mr Andrew Bell said it was an important day for the school.

"Foundation Day is an important milestone each year, where we show our gratitude for the wisdom, courage and commitment demonstrated by those who contributed to the establishment of the School, including those from Redlands and also members of the local community. Without this vision, hundreds of students over the years would not have had the opportunity to be educated at SMGS, and for locals in the early years this would have certainly meant leaving home to go to school elsewhere in NSW, as there were no secondary school options at the time in Jindabyne," he said.

Former student Suzanna Kable spoke to the audience about her belief that Snowy Mountains Grammar School turned her into a well-rounded, respectful person, which stood her in good stead in her travels and adventures around the world, after completing her HSC.

Suzanna, who is working in the Thredbo media department this winter season, stated "that it was great to be back home in Jindabyne."

Mrs Marcia Elliott announced the Junior school winner of the Pierre Coubertin Award, which was Winsome Olgivie in Year 6. The winner of the Senior school Pierre Coubertin Award was announced by Director of Senior School, Sue West which was Molly Nicholl in Year 12. This award represents the "Heart and Spirit" of the school and considers the level of participation, character attributes and effort invested toward striving for their personal best, while also supporting others in our school community.

The House awards were also announced, this award is for the largest contributor by a Year 11 student to their house - Joshua Matthes from Cascades, Keegan Knott from Kiandra, Bellamie Hansen from Mowamba and Lucy Shroeder from Twynam.

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