Events

  1. Year 10 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  2. Year 9 Camp

    25 March - 28 March
  3. Junior School Outdoor Cinema Evening

    29 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
  4. Applications for 2020 Scholarships Closing Date

    1 April @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm AEDT

News

  • SMGS Aviation Program featured in the Sydney Morning Herald

    Did you catch us in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend? The full article can be viewed here: https://www.smh.com.au/education/its-handson-in-the-sky-for-students-at-jindabyne-20190318-h1cj3e.html?ref=rss Did you know that our Aviation Program has had a refresh over the last two years? In 2017 we rolled out the Remotely Piloted Aircraft License (RePL) and this year, the Introduction to Aviation Certificate for Years […]
  • JS Outdoor Cinema Evening – This Friday!

      On Friday, 29th March, our Junior School will be hosting their first ever Outdoor Cinema Evening! Reminiscent of the old days of the drive-in or summer festival moonlight movies, we are offering SMGS families the chance to come in and relax on a Friday night with a feel-good movie that will be projected onto […]
  • 2019 ESA Round 1 Applications closing soon! – Friday, 22nd March 2019

    Entering its fourth year, the SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy will continue to deliver an holistic experience that incorporates all facets of athletic, academic, wellbeing and logistical support to the advanced and elite snowsports athlete. Participants in this program will be guided to pursue athletic success without sacrificing their academic pathway, while living a balanced lifestyle, […]
  • Applications for 2020 Scholarships closing date – Monday, 1st April 2019

    Snowy Mountains Grammar School offers a limited number of Scholarships in the Senior School that are made available each year to students commencing in Years 7 to 11. Scholarships for Senior School students commencing in Years 7 to 11 are offered for the duration of a student’s remaining years at Snowy Mountains Grammar School until […]

Junior School Welcome

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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

Director of Junior School and Learning Innovation

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 and Learning Innovation

New outdoor spaces help our students’ green thumbs bloom

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

Our Junior School students have been enjoying the new garden beds and outdoor spaces to learn, socialise, find a quiet study spot, eat lunch and of course learn about gardening and plants. Today, the Kindergarten [...]

Students make a splash at Junior School HICES Swimming Carnival

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Uncategorised|

The representative carnival is an annual event for all independent primary co-educational schools who are members of HICES. It was held on Wednesday 6th March, at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at Homebush. This was a [...]

Academy students gain valuable experience at ‘Solutions Hackathon’

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Academies, Director of Junior School, Senior School|

This week in Academy time in the Senior School we had the privilege of taking our Tuesday group to a local event run by the Snowy Mountains Innovation Network. The students participated in a workshop, [...]