Events

  1. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    10 August @ 8:30 am - 14 August @ 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    17 August @ 8:00 am - 21 August @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. ICAS Science

    20 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. Daffodil Day

    21 August @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm AEST
  5. ICAS English

    24 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Happy 100 days of Kindergarten!

    On Friday 31 August, the SMGS Kindergarten class of 2020 reached a significant milestone in their learning journey – their first 100 days of school!   Students participated in the following activities: reading “I’ll teach my dog 100 words” to start the day,  creating “100th-day crowns”, doing a “100 drops of water prediction” activity, making a “100 balloon” craft activity to display in their room, completing a “100 […]
  • We’re Hiring – Boarding House Supervisor

    We’re now accepting applications or a Boarding House Supervisor to join our team in July 2020. For all the details: Boarding House Supervisor
  • Virtual Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Registrations are now open for SMGS Virtual Year 11 2021 Subject Selection Information Evening. To learn more about the evening and to register, head to: https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/event/year-11-subject-selection-evening-3/
  • Exciting News! OSHC is back for Term 3!

    OSHC is back for Term 3 and now offering before and after school care.  To learn more, head to:  https://www.gidgillys.com.au/jindabyneoshc  

Let’s Explore

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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 [...]

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.