Events

  1. All students return for Term 1

    30 January @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  2. Year 7-10 Camp Briefings

    31 January @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
  3. Junior School Campout

    31 January @ 4:00 pm - 1 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. Year 12 Geography Trip

    3 February @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
  5. Year 10 Curriculum Camp

    4 February @ 8:00 am - 7 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • The Athlete’s Foot Shoe Fitting Day

    As in previous years Athletes Foot are coming to Jindabyne, details can be viewed here:  https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Snowy-Mountains-Grammar-School.pdf  
  • Senior School Book Order Reminder

    Dear Families, Please remember to order your children’s books for 2020 on the Box of Books website (Senior School only). The link is: https://shop.boxofbooks.io/passwordless/signin . This should be done as soon as possible in case of any delays in the supply of some items. If you have any queries, please contact the school office.  
  • Extended school closure period

    Due to the events of the past few days, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday this week. At this stage, we anticipate that the normal operations will resume on Wednesday 8th January 2020 but we will re-assess on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Evacuation Notice

    NPWS has declared a planned evacuation of the Kosciuszko National Park commencing today with the evacuation deadline of Friday 3 January at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the following information and the following links:  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0UsQzbYPA5xE2OP9G_EyXozABDDhN6Jw1_AeaeoaQGocdrpTbjHD_ig-w https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

Let’s Explore

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New Term, New Initiatives! – Introducing ‘Read Aloud Wednesday’

'Read Aloud Wednesday' was launched today in our Junior School. What is Read Aloud Wednesday? Older students and parents are invited to read aloud to our younger students, modelling reading strategies and talking about the meaning of the story. This will occur every Wednesday in the Junior School Eat Street (weather permitting) from 8.30am to [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 5 – Language Development

As a continuation of our discussion on school readiness, so far we have discussed the building blocks of school readiness and why they are important. We have looked at how to determine if your child is lacking in school readiness and what you can do to assist in the development of school readiness skills. In the fourth article we [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 4 – Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Fine and Gross Motor Skills As a continuation of our discussion on school readiness, so far we have discussed the building blocks of school readiness and why they are important. We have looked at how to determine if your child is lacking in school readiness and what you can do to assist in the development of school readiness skills. [...]

Numeracy + Food Manipulatives = FUN!

Over the past few weeks, K/1 have been practising their addition and subtraction skills. Students used a range of manipulatives that included counters, blocks, tens frames, number lines and even some yummy snacks!. First students practised forming groups of items. When adding, students were encouraged to find out how many there were all together. When [...]

Toy design with our youngest learners

Our youngest learners have been learning about movement in their Science lessons this term. Students have played with toys that slide, roll, spin, bend, bounce or need to be pushed or pulled. They then sketched their own toy that would move and identified what resources they would need to build it. Using boxes, CDs, skewers, [...]

School Readiness Series – Article 3 – How to improve school readiness skills

As a continuation of our discussion on school readiness, so far we have discussed the building blocks of school readiness and why they are important. We have looked at how to determine if your child is lacking in school readiness. Today we are looking at the following: How to improve school readiness skills  In the [...]

K/1 explore 3D shapes through building their own robots!

As part of our Mathematics unit on 3D shapes, K/1  explored the attributes and properties of prisms (cardboard boxes), whilst building their own amazing robots! Students gave oral descriptions of their robot’s ability and even named them as Lullaby Singing Robot, Cat Feeding Robot, Cookie Making Robot and Cleaning Robot. This hands on activity [...]

New Kinaesthetic Furniture in Year 2/3 Classroom

Introducing our new pedal desks and wobble boards in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After [...]

Use of Technology to Educate our School Children

As technology use becomes increasingly prevalent in everyday life, the debate about how innovative, tech-based learning methods can best benefit our children persists.

Tips to Give Your Child the Best Start at School

This post originally appeared as an article in the Monaro Post newspaper. Tavia Taylor is a Kindergarten teacher. She has welcomed many children to Big School.   Starting Kindergarten is a monumental milestone in any child’s life. It also presents a big change for parents too. You may feel excited, nervous, or even overwhelmed, but [...]