Events

  1. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

    10 August @ 8:30 am - 14 August @ 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Boarders Exeat Weekend

    15 August @ 8:00 am - 16 August @ 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations

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

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

    21 August @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm AEST

News

  • 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  
  • Exciting News – SMGS ESA Program to proceed for Term 3 2020

    It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2020 Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) at Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be running.  We are nearing capacity for this year, however, if you would like to learn more about the 2020 program offering or to put your son or daughter’s name down on a wait list, […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

Year 4 and 5 Brain Break Fitness Program

By | June 18th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

Our Year 4 and 5 students have begun a new “Brain Break Fitness Program” to tie in with their Personal Development and Health units of work. They have been learning how a healthy, safe and [...]

TLDR – An acronym that may represent the sign of things to come

By | June 10th, 2020|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Senior School|

Do you know what TLDR means? I didn’t until this week when I sat in on a webinar hosted by Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell from McCrindle, the renowned forecast, strategy and research firm.Understanding Generation [...]

New Junior School Enrichment Program – Problemo!

By | June 10th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Uncategorised|

On Friday 5 June 2020, we launched our first session of Problemo which is a mathematics enrichment program run by the Australian Maths Trust. Our budding mathematicians engaged their brains to solve real-world problems! The [...]