Events

  1. [Pending]Pyjama Party

    25 May @ 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
  2. [Pending]Secret Men’s Business

    25 May @ 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
  3. National Sorry Day

    26 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. [Pending]NW Equestrian Expo

    27 May @ 8:00 am - 2 June @ 5:00 pm AEST
  5. [Pending]ISA Cross Country

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

News

  • We’re Hiring – Uniform Shop Administrator

    We’re looking for a Uniform Shop Administrator to run our on-site uniform store, servicing new and existing families. For all the details, check out the position on our website: Uniform Shop Administrator
  • SMGS Virtual Easter Hat Challenge

    This Friday 3 April, we will be holding a virtual Kindergarten to Year 12 Easter Hat Challenge. The rules: 1. Must be Handmade. (You may add to another hat you have (ie, cap/ sombrero/ top hat). 2. It must fit and stay on your head (no hands) for the photo. 3. One hat per person. […]
  • 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

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 

Welcome back!

By | May 21st, 2020|Categories: Boarding, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Principal, Senior School|

A warm welcome back from Principal, Dr Andrew Bell as we begin our staggered return to a Physical Campus.  

Ready for Term 2 – SMGS Virtual Campus update

By | April 27th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Senior School, Virtual Campus|

Virtual Campus Update  Over the last few years, Snowy Mountains Grammar School has taken a digital-first approach to its systems and processes. We have worked to innovatively embed technology across our campus, curriculum and programs.  Our forward-thinking approach [...]

There were smiles for miles at the Junior School Term 2 work pack pick up

By | April 27th, 2020|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Kindergarten, Virtual Campus|

In preparation for Term 2 Virtual Classrooms, Junior School teachers have prepared work packs to further support student learning throughout the term.  The packs contained a variety of items including work booklets, skipping ropes for [...]