Events

  1. SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy Ski

    2018 Elite Snowsports Academy Applications Close

    31 January @ 3:59 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
  2. 2018 ACER Scholarship Entry Exam

    24 February @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

News

  • Tender for Catering Services

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School invites tenders from local and regional caterers for the provision of Catering Services to the school and boarding house at its campus in Jindabyne
  • L’Etape Australia visits SMGS

    Thank you to Isabelle from L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France who came to SMGS today to speak to our students about the history, culture and impact of Tour de France and L’Etape Australia. Our primary students kept Isabelle on her toes with some great questions about the event! We are looking forward to cheering on […]
  • Year 7/8 Debate Team on to Semi-Finals

      Last week our Year 7/8 debate team won round 3 (Quarter-Finals) of the NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition against The Lakes College, QLD today. The topic of the debate is “That Science Fiction is the best fiction.” In this round, SMGS will debate on the affirmative – ” That Science Fiction is the […]
  • Term 4 Arts Events

    On Thursday 2nd November, the Junior School students will showcase music, art and other class work at the annual ‘Cre8ive Session – Junior’.  This has formerly been known as ‘VAV’.  The evening will commence at 5pm and will feature a musical performance from each Junior School class as well as solo and duet performances from […]

Junior School Welcome

//Junior School Welcome

Welcome to the SMGS Junior School.

Whether you are simply browsing or looking intently to make the right educational decision for your child, it is my privilege to offer some insight into what makes our Junior School a very special place to be.

Students and indeed families within the Junior School each have an individual story. As educators we are respectful of this and allow this to guide our decision-making through every stage of a child’s learning journey. The sense of belonging within our community is considered strong. Because we are fortunate enough to maintain a small school ethos while still focusing on long term sustainability through growth, students at SMGS Junior School feel safe within their learning and social environment. The result is that students feel comfortable exploring who they are and are given every opportunity to grow as individuals.

Within our Junior School, students are encouraged to explore their own identity while always being respectful of those around them. The staff place a high priority on values-based education and students are constantly offered guidance in making the right choices that are considerate of both themselves and everyone within their school community.

Students at SMGS Junior School are given every opportunity to better understand and appreciate the unique environment that surrounds them. Gaining a deeper insight into what makes Jindabyne and its surrounding areas so special helps their young minds appreciate that life is about balance and perspective. This is realised by embedding this ethos within our curriculum. It is coupled with experienced, dedicated teachers who strive to make every learning experience engaging.

As a school community we wish you, as a family, every success through the journey of choosing a junior school for your child.

Read about our Approach to Learning
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Scott Frize

Head of Junior School

Scott has over 15 years’ experience in education across across the globe, including our founding school, Redlands. After moving to England to teach at the Warwick School, Scott returned to Australia to take on the role of Head of Boarding at SMGS. After almost 4 years in boarding, Scott moved into the Director of Junior School role which he holds to this day.

Recent posts by the Director of Junior School

PIPS testing – a valuable addition to the SMGS Junior School data capture tool-kit

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Let's Explore|

SMGS was very excited to be able to share with Kindergarten families the results that were received from external diagnostic testing that was conducted by the University of Western Australia at the end of the [...]

SMGS Wins Innovative Schools Award for Second Year in a Row

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Academies, Aviation, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Let's Explore, Principal, Senior School, Snowsports|

Twenty-one years ago, Snowy Mountains Grammar School set out to offer a diverse range of opportunities, leading to the development of outstanding citizens equipped for an ever-changing world. Fast forward to 2017 and the school’s [...]

Follow the Leader – SMGS’ Buddy Program in Action at Regional Interschools

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

Each year the incoming SMGS Kindergarten cohort is paired with Year 12 buddies. The SMGS Buddy Program was created to help new students in their transition to “Big School” and the program plays a substantial [...]