Events

  1. Week 5

    22 February @ 8:00 am - 26 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Junior School Parent Teacher Interviews

    22 February @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
  3. Pyjama Party [postponed]

    23 February @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. Secret Men’s Business [postponed]

    23 February @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Students recognised at 2021 Australia Day Celebrations

    Congratulations to SMGS Year 9 students Gabriella Forman and Lottie Lodge who were recognised at the Jindabyne Australia Day Celebrations for their contributions and achievements within our local and wider community.   Gabriella Forman – 2021 recipient of the Young Citizen of the Year Award Lottie Lodge – 2021 recipient of the Local Citizen Award […]
  • SMGS Environment Committee Interviewed by ABC

    In September, members of the SMGS Environment Committee gathered to learn that they had been successful in their application for a grant from theFRRR and ABC Heywire. The student group is one of only 24 from across Australia who will share in over $180,000 of funding that will contribute to engaging youth in their local […]
  • SMGS named as Innovative Schools 2020 winner!

    We are extremely honoured to be named as an Innovative Schools 2020 winner for our work in reimagining our Kindergarten readiness program, Let’s Explore to provide our future learners with a meaningful and memorable transition program despite the current climate around COVID-19. To read The Educator’s media release and to view the full list of […]
  • Registrations now open! – ACER Scholarship Examination – for 2022 Enrolment

    Examinations for Years 7 to 11 Academic Excellence Scholarships will be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School on the morning of Saturday 27 February 2021.   To learn more about Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, visit: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/   SMGS’ Academic Excellence Scholarships for Years 7-11 2022 enrolment will open in 2021 after the […]

Director of Junior School

//Director of Junior School

Around the world with Year 5 and 6

Yesterday, the Junior School 'Eat Street' was transformed into the “SMGS Geography Expo 2020”. Years 5 and 6 set up displays to showcase their Geography research about countries of the world. Students from Kindergarten to Year 4 had the chance to participate in activities and learn facts about each country before receiving a stamp in [...]

Book Week 2020 – Curious Creatures, Creative Minds

Each year since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time, schools celebrate books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers and teacher-librarians develop activities and tell stories relating to a theme so as to highlight the importance of reading. [...]

SMGS Launches Immersive Virtual Kindergarten Transition Program

As of Tuesday, 22 September, there are 127 days before the Kindergarten class of 2021 will begin their learning journey at ‘Big School’. For many of our future learners and their families, there are some big milestones and exciting events to look forward to over the next 127 days, such as Kindergarten transition and orientation [...]

Year 2/3 use STEM to build the perfect pirate ship

Avast ye, mateys! Year 2/3 learnt about water displacement as part of their Science lesson today. Their challenge was to design and build a pirate ship that would float on the high seas.

Students take flight in STANSW Young Scientist Paper Plane Competition

As part of the 2020 National Science Week Activities, students had the opportunity to participate in the STANSW Young Scientist Paper Plane Competition. SMGS had a number of students make the made the minimum cut-offs for the airtime and distance categories. Year 6 student, Will May placed 7th in the airtime category!   The leaderboards can [...]

Junior School students explore the Deep Blue for National Science Week

Science Week was jam-packed full of excitement! The theme this year was Deep Blue. Year 6 engaged in the engineering process, creating prototypes that could clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Students planned and built, tested and modified their designs to meet the engineering brief. Yr 6 pics Class 2/3 further explored Antarctica and [...]

Students embrace Animals in the Hollows theme for 2020 Landcare artwork competition

Every year primary students from around the region have the opportunity to enter their wonderful artistic creations into the Upper Snowy Landcare Calendar Artwork Competition. This year’s theme was animals in the hollows, focusing on the animals returning to the bush after the bushfires earlier this year.   Guided by SMGS specialist Visual Arts teacher, [...]

K-2 Create Bin Monsters in STEM

Recently in their STEM class, our K-2 students considered a different way to think about recycling and rubbish bins. After discussing the benefits of recycling and understanding what we can recycle, our students were tasked with creating ‘bin monster’ prototypes that would be programmed to spin before being fed their recycling and rubbish. They [...]

Service Learning in the Junior School – Mawson’s Hut Foundation

This week, our K-6 students were immersed in a service learning experience- ‘Life in Antarctica’. Our Junior School contributed to fundraising for the Mawson’s Hut Foundation by purchasing wooden Adelie Penguins. 1000's of wooden Adelie Penguins will be painted by children around the world and displayed at the Festival of Mawson’s Hut. The painted penguins [...]

Technology Partnerships in the Junior School

This term, the SMGS Junior School continues to create opportunities to develop critical digital literacies as they work with new technologies as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Last term, our Year 6 students worked on a term-long project within Minecraft Education. It is now K-5’s turn to interact with and develop [...]