Events

  1. Non School Time

    09/12/2022 - 27/01/2023
  2. MTB – Cross Country

    9 February - 12 February
  3. MTB – Cannonball Festival & National

    13 February - 18 February
  4. ACER Scholarship Tests – For 2024 Enrolment

    25 February @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

News

  • We’re Hiring! // Mountain Bike Academy

    We have multiple part-time positions available for support staff in our MTB Academy Program. 🔵 MOUNTAIN BIKE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 🔵 ————— We are seeking a MTB Supervisor to provide care and support to students participating in the SMGS MTB Program. https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2023-mtb-supervisor 🟠 MOUNTAIN BIKE PROGRAM ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR 🟠 ————— We are seeking 2 x MTB […]
  • We’re Hiring! – School Receptionist

    We’re Hiring! // School Receptionist – Snowy Mountains Grammar School is seeking a dynamic and energetic School Receptionist to join their team in 2022. For all the details or to apply online, please visit our website: School Receptionist
  • SMGS 2022 P&F AGM

    The 2022 P&F AGM will be held on Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Details about the 2022 P&F AGM can be viewed here: AGM Notice 2022
  • We’re Hiring! – IT Support Officer

    WE’RE HIRING! // Exciting opportunity for an IT support professional to join our growing support team in 2022. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. For all the details or to apply online, please visit our website 👇👇👇 IT Officer

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 

2022 Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 4

By | September 10th, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Day 4 saw our cross country racers take on the courses and competition at the Perisher Nordic Shelter. With the rain settling in and this year being a classic year, selecting the suitable wax was [...]

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 [...]