At the end of 2021, Snowy Mountains Grammar School broke ground on Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its Master Plan to transform the school’s campus.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Snowy Mountains Grammar School, the Stage 1 – New Learning Hub will house a wide range of stimulating internal learning facilities, equipped with the latest technology, diverse flexible learning areas, modern science laboratories, a digital technology and robotics room, art room and display gallery, a state-of-the-art design and technology workshop, conference rooms, study spaces, and student and staff amenities. A key feature of the design will enable the outdoor spaces to be incorporated into the learning environment.
The Stage 2 Sports Precinct is fully funded by the School. This area will provide access to more green space and a sports oval, two high-quality multi-purpose outdoor courts and cricket nets, and a shade structure for spectators. The fully fenced facility will offer potential opportunities to add other recreational and competitive sports in the future. It will also enable us to expand lunchtime play areas, with more room to move and socially gather, all while looking out onto beautiful Lake Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains.
With works well under way, Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, is elated to see the vision for the school’s campus start to come to fruition, saying, “The Learning Hub and Sports Precinct will perfectly complement our focus on people and programs, and provide an ideal balance to further optimise learning for our students in our unique location beside Lake Jindabyne and in the Snowy Mountains. Initial planning is under way at a high level for further stages of the school’s Master Plan. It is an exciting time for our school community as we continue to build on the legacy of this great school.”
SMGS Head of Middle School, Mrs Jennifer Thompson, echoed Dr Bell’s sentiment, saying, “For us to be developing buildings and a learning environment that are world class in a small regional school is beyond our wildest dreams. Our students, families and community are so fortunate to be able to experience what is about to land on our doorstep.”
2022 has also seen the launch of three new programs, the Equestrian Development Academy and Agistment Facility, as well as the Mountain Bike Academy, which fosters the development of advanced gravity riders.
Students have also been enjoying the new enrichment programs and service-learning programs.
Further information about SMGS’ Master Plan can be viewed via the following website: http://future.smgs.nsw.edu.au/ or by contacting the school on 02 6457 1022.