Events

  1. Week 4

    8 August - 14 August
  2. HICES Music Camp (Year 7-12) [tbc]

    13 August - 16 August
  3. Week 5

    15 August - 21 August
  4. ICAS English

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

News

  • We’re Hiring! Multiple Positions

    A number of exciting opportunities currently exist to join the SMGS team in 2022 and 2023 with both part-time and full-time positions available.
  • NSW State Interschools – Draft Team Lists Now Available [UPDATED]

    Updated draft team lists for the Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships are now available. Team lists can be viewed using the following link: Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools – Draft Team Lists – Tuesday 2nd August 2022
  • We’re Hiring – Administration Officer

    WE’RE HIRING // Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for a dynamic, committed and detail oriented Administrator to join our Support Team on a full time basis in 2022. For all the details and to apply online, please visit: Administration Officer – Full Time
  • 2022 Regional Interschools Snowsports – Important Team Information

      To allow us to process our school entries into the 2022 ACT & Regional NSW Interschools Snowsport Championships, each student requires a valid and renewed Snow ID to be entered into the competition. Your child’s Snow ID needs to be renewed every year.  If you have not you have not provided a valid Snow […]

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

Sunshine and Smiles for the Kick-off of the 2022 Snowsports Competition Calendar!

By | July 11th, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

SMGS students headed to Thredbo and Perisher over the weekend to participate in the first competitions of the 2022 snowsports calendar. The Redlands Cup and Scots Race provided a great opportunity and atmosphere for our [...]

Da Vinci Decathlon 2022

By | May 11th, 2022|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May, our Year 5-10 da Vinci Decathlon teams joined over fifty other teams from schools from around the region to compete in an academic decathlon. This competition is usually [...]

Year 6 STEM race to the finish line with their fan-driven carts

By | May 11th, 2022|Categories: Academic, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Science, Technology|

This semester, our Year 6 students have been busy in STEM, re-purposing old equipment to build fan-driven cars. The hands-on activity required students to call upon a breadth of skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, planning, [...]