1. Year 7 and Year 8 Examinations

    31 May @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm AEST
  2. Year 7 and Year 8 Examinations

    1 June @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm AEST
  3. North West Equestrian Expo

    2 June - 5 June
  4. P&F Trivia Night – Saturday Night Fever

    2 June @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEST


  • 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Redlands Cup Competition are now available: 2023 Redlands Cup Draft Team List (Thursday 25th May 2023) Please direct any queries to
  • 2023 Regional Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List

    The draft team lists for the 2023 Regional Interschools Snowsports Competition are now available: 2023 Interschools Snowsports Draft Team List (Tuesday 23rd May 2023) Please direct any queries to
  • Snowy Monaro Anzac Day Services

    As ANZAC Day approaches, SMGS encourages our staff and students to participate in the services across our region and beyond.   All students attending the ANZAC Day services must be dressed in full school uniform, including a blazer and school hat.   We take great pride in our student’s participation in this significant event and […]
  • SMGS P&F Car Raffle – Winners Announced

    Drumroll, please! We just drew the winners of our SMGS P&F car raffle! Congratulations to the holder of ticket #608! Your new ride is waiting for you!   A huge thank you to all of the members of SMGS P&F who worked tirelessly to make the car raffle a success Your dedication and hard work […]

Starting or considering kindergarten in 2024?

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.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School warmly invites you and your child to join us at our kindergarten events this year. Our kindergarten events aim to provide families with opportunities to tour our inspiring learning environment, get to know our exceptional teaching team and provide tools to help prepare your child (and you) for the exciting learning journey that awaits!

Would you like to Find Out More?

If you would like to find out more about Kindergarten at Snowy Mountains Grammar School or discuss your schooling options:

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Explore our Campus

Not yet been to our campus? Book a campus tour with our Registrar, Mrs Bronwyn Canham and experience our vibrant Junior School. 

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“In our caring, safe and supportive environment, our youngest learners flourish as they inquire, create and connect with each other and the wider school community.

We prepare our students for life, they take ownership of their learning through a positive mindset approach, working towards their personal best.”

Why SMGS Kindergarten?

Personalised Learning

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.

Learning Foundations

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!

Specialist Teachers

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:


Wellbeing is the foundation stone of our decision-making, ensuring our community flourishes and supports students to reach their aspirations in learning and in life. 

Our Student Wellbeing Program prioritizes the wellbeing of every student, fostering their academic ability and character to help them reach their aspirations in life and learning. Guided by the evidence-based Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, we address each student’s individual needs. In the Junior School, we use the Bounce Back Program, a K-6 social and emotional learning approach that fosters a positive school climate. Additionally, we offer Morning Sit, a mindfulness program that teaches children to slow down and be present in the moment. Our buddy program complements our approach, with Kindergarten students paired with Year 12 and Year 6 buddies who offer support throughout their first year of schooling.

Communication and Connections

Our close-knit community also means that parents have more opportunities to engage with our classroom teachers. In addition to frequent and encouraged face-to-face communication, we use a number of platforms to connect with families.

Technology and Innovation in Kindergarten

We use technology to enhance our Kindergarten students’ learning experience. They have access to iPads during literacy and numeracy activities, which helps them consolidate their skills in phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, reading, and numeracy. By incorporating technology into our classrooms, we create new learning opportunities that support our 21st century learners.

Co-curricular Opportunities

SMGS Kindergarten students also have access to  a number of  unique co-curricular activities, including the following for 2022:

  • Garden Club
  • Mountain Bike Club – Wednesday after school during Term 1. Coaching provided by Jindy Riders
  • Junior School Play
  • Snowsports – 10-week Wednesday program at Thredbo Resort
  • Term 1 Learn to Swim Program
  • K-2 Choir
  • Chess Club – Lunchtime activity during Term 1, 2, and 4
  • Minecraft Education
  • Rostrum Speaking/Debating
  • Indonesian

Bringing our Learning Bug to Light

By | April 4th, 2023|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

Join us in celebrating the joy of learning as our kindergarten students unveil their collective Learning Bug at the Lake Light Sculpture festival! Take a behind-the-scenes look at how our students brought their Learning Bug [...]

2022 NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 2

By | August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Fresh snow, huge smiles and fast racing sum up Day 2 of the NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships at Perisher Resort. The Perisher race team did a fantastic job setting the courses for the following [...]

2022 NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 1

By | August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

A wild and windy day greeted competitors for Day 1 of the 2022 Subaru NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships. SMGS had a fantastic day on the mountain with students competing in the following disciplines: Alpine [...]

Developing a Student’s Flexible Mindset

By | August 18th, 2022|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Let's Explore|

A flexible mindset goes hand in hand with a growth mindset in the development of a child’s positive self-awareness. Whilst a growth mindset determines how a child responds to setbacks, a flexible mindset is an [...]

Blasting through 100 Days of Kindergarten

By | August 5th, 2022|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

On Tuesday 26 July, our youngest learners reached a significant milestone in their educational journey – their first 100 days of school! Of this significant milestone, Kindergarten teacher, Rosheen Nikora, said, “You should be very [...]

IQ, EQ and AQ – the shifting focus for success in the workplace…and schools

By | August 5th, 2022|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Principal, Senior School|

IQ, EQ and AQ – the shifting focus for success in the workplace…and schools As experienced for decades, IQ (Intelligence Quotient) was considered the metric of success and key predictor of future success in [...]