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  • SMGS featured on SkyNews

    Over the school holidays, SkyNews interviewed SMGS Principal, Dr Andrew Bell, Director of Activities, Mr Martin Philpott and Junior School Captain, Ambrose Hansen for Sky News’ flagship program, Paul Murry Live. SMGS will be featured on the show, “Our Town”. Dr Bell, Mr Philpott and Ambrose spoke to reporter, Sam Chiari about student life at […]
  • Draft team lists – Interschools and Amelia McGuiness

    Draft team lists are now available for the following events: SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Cross-Country (as at Thursday 1st August 2019) Amelia McGuiness Time Trial (as at Thursday 1st August 2019)
  • Two SMGS Alumni announced as inaugural Interschool Ambassadors for 2019

    Congratulations to SMGS Alumnus (2017) Theo Coates and Alumna (2018) Antonia Murphy, who were selected as Interschools Ambassadors for the 2019 snowsports season. Antonia and Theo will be at various Interschools Presentations, events and other functions this season! Antonia Murphy 18 and Theodore Coates 19, both of whom grew up in Jindabyne  are 2 of […]
  • Draft team lists (Updated) for Interschools and Redlands Cup now online

    The first draft team lists for the 2019 Snowsports season are now available: Redlands Cup (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships (Updated Thursday 13th June 2019) Please refer to the  Snowsports Team Selection Policy for details about team snowsports team selection. All feedback on these draft teams should be directed to: […]

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About Tavia Taylor

Tavia Taylor is the SMGS Kindergarten and Year 1 teacher. Prior to leading the K/1 class, Tavia was an integral part of the SMGS Enrichment and Learning Support team. In this role, she worked collaboratively with classroom teachers, students and parents to support individual students. This support included providing learning intervention lessons for students with identified learning needs and learning extension opportunities for students needing to be further challenged. Tavia's K/1 class is a vibrant and fun learning environment, where all of our youngest learners have the opportunity to flourish.

In the Jingle Jangle Jungle…

"In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to play..." On Friday, during Literacy, our youngest learners used paddle pop stick puppets to retell the story of ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ written by Nick Bland.

K/1 Mystery Reader Program – Week 2

Last week was week 2 of our K/1 Mystery Reader program! What is the Mystery Reader program? Each week, members of our school community will visit our K/1 students and read a book chosen by Kindergarten Teacher, Ms Taylor. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our youngest learners get to meet other staff [...]

K/1 Literacy Rotations Term 2 Week 1

Our youngest learners started Term 2 with some new Literacy Rotation Activities. The Term 2, week 1 challenges included the following: High Frequency Word Familiarisation - Students place magnetic letters on the small whiteboards to spell High Frequency Words. This supports letter recognition and develops phonemic awareness. At the writable table, students write high frequency [...]

K/1 Term 1 Literacy Stations

K/1 have been busy working through a variety of literacy stations throughout Term 1. In small groups, students rotated through a variety of phonics, sight words, fine motor, independent reading and writing stations. Groups also participated in guided reading lessons with the classroom teacher. All activities were designed to allow students to apply and practise [...]

SMGS joins 8255 schools across Australia for National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

The youngest members of our school community had a busy day on Wednesday, 23rd May! Before heading out to the Athletics Carnival, our Kindergarten to Year 2 participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). SMGS joined 8255 schools, childcare centres, libraries and preschools around Australia in this year’s event.  The story, Hickory Dickory Dash, was [...]

School garden important tool in teaching K-2 students about living things

Our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 classes have been learning about living things in their science classes this term. Yesterday they started preparing the vegetable garden, getting it ready for planting!   

Calming the first day of school jitters – 5 tips

In the Snowy Monaro region, the commencement of the 2018 school year is fast approaching. The students embarking on their formal schooling journey this year will be the graduating class of 2030! It’s exciting to think how the next thirteen years will help shape our region’s youngest citizens and what careers and pathways they will choose to explore.