In our safe and nurturing environment, Kindergarten students are authentically known to each teacher at SMGS and we understand that each student is on their own personal learning journey. Our Kindergarten Program is differentiated to meet individual student needs and is supported by our Teacher’s aide through consistent individual support or small group work, to further consolidate student learning.
Flexible Learning Spaces
At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we design our learning spaces to be inclusive of all types of learners and learning experiences. Our Kindergarten classroom maximizes natural light and has agile and dynamic furniture to stimulate learning. We’ve also connected our indoor and outdoor spaces with outdoor work benches, gardens, and comfortable seating.
In synergy, these spaces allow for increased collaboration, connection and inclusion, focused work and creativity.
Strong literacy foundations are crucial for our Kindergarten students in all key learning areas. We use early literacy screening for phonemic awareness to assess each student’s starting point. Students work multiple times a week with our teacher’s aide to build their knowledge of letter sounds, high frequency word acquisition, and reading skills.
In numeracy, we use concrete materials to build students’ mathematical knowledge and understanding. We encourage students to touch and move manipulatives during learning to fully engage their senses. They develop their understanding with concrete materials before transferring that knowledge to numerical symbols. Our approach makes learning math fun for our students!
Teaching and Learning programs at Snowy Mountains Grammar School meet the requirements of the NSW Syllabus. Our Kindergarten program includes the following specialist classes: Visual Arts, Music, German and Physical Education.
Before, after school and holiday care
Run by Gidgillys at SMGS, the service is available for students in year levels ranging from Kindergarten to Year 6 and will operate in the P5 classroom with access to the Junior School facilities including Eat Street and the Playground.
To learn more or to register, head to: https://www.gidgillys.com.au/jindabyneoshc