Events

  1. HSC Examinations

    9 November - 30 November
  2. Week 8

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. [Cancelled] Year 10 Work Experience

    22 November @ 8:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  4. HSC – Drama Exam

    23 November @ 9:25 am - 11:30 am AEDT

News

  • Middle School Information Webinar – Wednesday, 27 October

    Join us for our Middle School Information evening!   The commencement of Middle School marks a notable transition in any student’s life.   The Middle School Virtual Information evening is designed to provide a space in which both students and parents can ask questions and learn more about the Middle School at SMGS.   The […]
  • Scholarships & Bursaries Commencing in 2023 are now open!

    Scholarships and Bursaries for 2023 Enrolment are now Open! Scholarships Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Middle and Senior School each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships are typically offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until completion […]
  • Let’s Explore – Kindergarten Transition Program – Registrations Open!

    Is your child starting Kindergarten next year? An Exciting Journey Awaits!   Help your child (and you) to prepare with Let’s Explore! Snowy Mountains Grammar Schools Award Winning Kindergarten readiness program.   Starting Saturday 6th of November – Lets explore offers 3 fun sessions, giving your child the opportunity to explore all areas of school […]
  • 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 […]

Junior School Welcome

//Junior School Welcome

Welcome to the SMGS Junior School.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s Junior School is a dynamic learning community that has at its core, positive and constructive relationships where the expectation is high … learning is relevant, deep and real. Structure and support facilitates progress for every student.

Our Junior School is a place where all students are known and valued, where a strong emphasis on quality teaching and learning spans from the milestones of Kindergarten to Year 6. We aim to create a safe, nurturing, yet challenging environment that is strongly supported by positive relationships. We focus on developing the whole student -emotionally, socially and academically – and appreciate our students as unique individuals with distinct talents, needs and learning styles.

Our curriculum is stimulating, flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each and every student as we strive for high educational outcomes and personal bests for all of our students. Dedicated teachers ensure our students grow in confidence and capabilities as they develop the skills of 21st century learners. We use innovation, rich resources, proven instructional strategies and engaging teaching and learning programs to promote student learning.

We support our students to embrace our school values of Courage, Authenticity, Respect and Empathy during interactions within the school routine, as well as a specific approach during our daily We Meet session. We Meet is a time that our students touch base and connect with their teacher and peers in an approach that has a foundation of wellbeing, problem-solving, social and emotional development. Our students become strong in self-esteem, develop responsibility for their own choices and, communally, support their peers to do the same. These values empower our students to make positive contributions to our school and wider community.

We are extremely fortunate to be embraced by a strong, close-knit and supportive school and local community. We welcome opportunities for the involvement of our Snowy Mountains Grammar School community within the classroom and in school events. Our parents support our school in many ways and celebrate our student successes. We endeavour to maintain a strong connection between school and home with consistent communication about student progress and wellbeing.

We offer learning support across the Junior School, K-6. Our learning support team offers Mini Lit, MulitLit and MacqLit, an explicit and systematic reading intervention program, as well as small group support working within the classroom when required. The learning support team works closely with the classroom teacher to implement interventions or adjustments required to support the needs of individual students.

We invite you to come and observe our students at work or play within our calm, spacious playground environment and our vibrant, engaging classrooms. Our ‘Eat Street’ area is a colourful, calm space to eat and talk with peers and extends to an open area of play that often includes basketball, handball and games such as hopscotch. Lunchtime play moves down to our lush, green, grassed oval where there is always a game of soccer in action. Many students prefer climbing and swinging on our outdoor play equipment and there is even a handball court.  Our classrooms utilise kinaesthetic furniture options such as pedal desks to engage kinaesthetic learners and there are functional outdoor learning spaces. 

We welcome enrolment enquiries at all year levels and invite you to take a tour and experience our students’ sense of purpose and energy within our unique, pristine Snowy Mountains environment.

Read about our Approach to Learning
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Heidi Shvetsoff

Director of Junior School

Heidi has over 16 years teaching experience in various roles K-6, holding both teacher and executive roles. Heidi has spent 8 years teaching in Sydney across all educational sectors after which she returned to the Snowy Mountains to teach in a variety of schools and executive positions across the Monaro. Heidi is currently in the role of Director of Junior School.

Recent posts by the Acting Director of Junior School 

SMGS Launches Kindergarten Readiness Video Series

By | October 10th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten|

One of the biggest questions many parents have prior to Kindergarten enrolment or in the lead-up to the first day of school is, “Is my child ready for school?” In our new Kindergarten Readiness Video [...]

Up up and away, it’s the 100th Day!

By | July 26th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Uncategorised|

Up, up and away, it's the 100th day! On Monday, 26 July, our youngest learners reached a significant milestone in their educational journey – their first 100 days of school! Students participated in the [...]

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories

By | May 14th, 2021|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Senior School, Staff|

2021 Australian Education Awards – SMGS Announced as Excellence Awardee in Three Categories Photos: Banner - 2020 Junior School Teaching Team (L-R Heidi Shvetsoff, Brooke Kennedy, Julia Cane, Rosheen Nikora, Christine [...]