Events

  1. Week 3

    18 October @ 8:00 am - 22 October @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. Welcome to Year 12 – The Journey Begins

    18 October @ 8:45 am - 10:55 am AEDT
  3. [via Zoom] Year 11 (12) Parent Teacher Interviews

    18 October @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
  4. [via Zoom] 2022 Year 12 HSC Parent Information Night

    20 October @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm AEDT
  5. [Postponed] Open Day

    22 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Kindergarten 2022 Parent Information Webinar – Wednesday 13 October – Registrations Now Open!

    Starting or considering Kindergarten in 2022? Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten 2022! Kindergarten marks the start of an exciting learning journey for many families. We know our youngest learners flourish in an environment where they are authentically known, that nurtures and inspires their creative and curious minds. With more clarity around what Term 4 […]
  • We’re Hiring! – Middle and Senior School Art Teacher (Years 7 -12)

    Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School and our Art Teacher relocating out of the area after many years of dedicated service, there is now an opportunity for an inspiring, dynamic, and committed Visual Arts Teacher to join our team on a full-time permanent basis from January 2022. See the […]
  • The uniform shop is now online!

    The uniform shop is now online! Click and collect is now available. Nominate a time to collect when you make your online purchase, or purchases can be collected from the front office during business hours (8.30am-4.30pm) in a COVID-safe way at the main door. https://shop.smgs.nsw.edu.au  
  • Return to face-to-face learning Friday, 17th September

    We are looking forward to welcoming all students and staff back to campus for the final day of Term 3, tomorrow Friday, 17th September!   From 1:00 pm today, restrictions were eased in the Snowy Monaro Region, with our School now operating under Level 3.   Please note:  – Please bring a lunch, the canteen […]

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

SMGS Junior School Term 2 Lunchtime and After-school Co-curricular Program off to a Flying Start

By | May 9th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

SMGS Junior School Term 2 Lunchtime and After-school Co-curricular Program off to a Flying Start From the beginning of 2020, one of the key goals of the SMGS leadership team has [...]

Light Up Vanuatu – A Service-Learning Opportunity for K-12

By | April 28th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

The Junior School feels privileged to be leading a Service Learning opportunity as a K-12 project. The project, Light Up Vanuatu, is supported by SolarBuddy and SchoolAid and has been introduced to SMGS through an [...]

Welcome Back to Term 2!

By | April 21st, 2021|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Pastoral Care, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Welcome back to Term 2! With a busy and exciting Term ahead, School Captains Brooke Burns and Samuel Rumball provide an overview of some of the Prefect team initiatives, events and opportunities on [...]