Events

  1. [Cancelled] Year 12 Drama Text Excursion

    29 March @ 8:00 am - 30 March @ 5:00 pm AEDT
  2. [Postponed] Year 7 and 10 Immunisations

    30 March @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
  3. [Cancelled] Poetry in Action

    1 April @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm AEDT
  4. [Cancelled] JS Circus Incursion

    2 April @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT
  5. [Cancelled] Senior School Kidpreneur

    2 April @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm AEDT

News

  • SMIEC 2020 postponed until Term 4

    SMIEC 2020 After discussing at length  with SMGS Executive, the SMIEC committee, and in consultation with Perisher, we have made the responsible decision to postpone SMIEC 2020 until Term 4. With the announcement from the Australian Government yesterday in regards to public gatherings over 500, we believe this is the responsible decision to make. Snowy […]
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community

    Information, articles and reference materials for the School Community relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are available using the following link: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for the School Community
  • IWD Breakfast Keynote and Table Speakers Announced

    Our 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast is just around the corner and we are very excited to announce our 2020 Keynote and Table Speakers. If you haven’t already booked your tickets, head to: https://smgsiwdbreakfast2020.eventbrite.com.au  
  • SMGS 2nd Annual Women’s Day Breakfast – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    Throughout the world on Sunday 8 March, communities will gather together to celebrate and commemorate the diverse and invaluable contribution of women in society. As the Sunday 8 March does not fall on a school day this year, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will be hosting our 2nd annual International Women’s Day breakfast on the morning […]

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 students make a splash at 2020 Swimming Carnival

By | March 17th, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

On Friday 28 February, the SMGS School community headed off to Berridale Pool for the 23rd annual SMGS Swimming Carnival. With a fabulous burst of the house colours, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and school spirit, this year's [...]

Adventure Playground ready for action!

By | March 16th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

Exciting news! The SMGS Adventure Playground is now complete. Our Junior School students have enjoyed climbing, sliding, balancing, and exploring the much-anticipated addition to our outdoor learning spaces. A big thank you to Crackenback Landscapes [...]

Junior School launches Bounce Back program

By | February 19th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Wellbeing|

Our Junior School students have been outstanding in the manner in which they have started the year.  This term we have observed many instances when they have demonstrated that they are kind and caring to [...]