Events

  1. 2019 Monaro Region Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

    20 May @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
  2. Maria Kisich Public Speaking

    21 May @ 6:00 pm - 23 July @ 8:30 pm AEST
  3. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Kiandra Charity

    22 May @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST
  4. HICES Cross Country

    23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • This just in! Two additional places available in the 2019 ESA program

    This just in!  We are delighted to announce that we have opened additional places for two student-athletes to join the 2019 SMGS Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA) this winter. If you are interested in applying, please submit your application by Monday, 27th May 2019.  Entering its fourth year, the SMGS ESA program will continue to deliver […]
  • Online ordering now available for SMGS Canteen

    Online ordering with Flexischools is now available for the SMGS Canteen! Head to the link below for more information and how to set up your Flexischools account! SMGS Canteen: Canteen  
  • We’re Hiring – Full and Part Time School Cleaners

    We are currently hiring for two positions: Full-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-full-time/ Part-Time School Cleaner https://www.smgs.nsw.edu.au/our-school/employment/positions/2019-school-cleaner-part-time/
  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.

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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Heidi Shvetsoff

Acting 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 Acting Director of Junior School.

Recent posts by the Acting Director of Junior School 

Da Vinci Decathlon an exciting enrichment event for SMGS students

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Academic, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Senior School|

Last week SMGS’ Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 teams travelled to Canberra Grammar School to compete in the 2019 da Vinci Decathlon. The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and [...]

K/1 Mystery Reader Program – Week 2

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

Last week was week 2 of our K/1 Mystery Reader program! What is the Mystery Reader program? Each week, members of our school community will visit our K/1 students and read a book chosen [...]

K/1 explore 3D shapes through building their own robots!

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Let's Explore|

As part of our Mathematics unit on 3D shapes, K/1  explored the attributes and properties of prisms (cardboard boxes), whilst building their own amazing robots! Students gave oral descriptions of their robot’s ability and [...]