Events

  1. SMIEC

    27 April - 30 April
  2. Staff Day

    29 April
  3. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    29 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  4. Boarders’ Return

    29 April @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

News

  • 2019 Open Day registrations now open

    Registrations are now open for the 2019 Snowy Mountains Grammar School Open Day.
  • SMGS Netball Team Grand Final Winners

    Congratulations to SMGS Netball team who won the Jindabyne Netball Association Grand Final last night! Well done ladies!
  • New pedal desks in Year 2/3 Classroom

    Introducing our new pedal desks in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research has determined that movement while learning improves brain function, increases the ability to stay on task and improves concentration. After trialling our first […]
  • SMGS 10th Annual Cross Country Carnival – Program

    On Wednesday, 10th April 2019 SMGS Kindergarten to Year 12 students will head to The Station Resort for the 10th Annual Cross Country Running Carnival. The SMGS Cross-Country Carnival is planned to be a fun day, full of enthusiasm and house camaraderie. As much as possible, all students are encouraged to ‘have a go’. Emphasis […]

Junior School Welcome

//Junior School Welcome

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 Kinaesthetic Furniture in Year 2/3 Classroom

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Let's Explore, Uncategorised|

Introducing our new pedal desks and wobble boards in Junior School, 2/3 classroom. Ms S has been following a school case study over the last 12 months that incorporates Kinaesthetic furniture in the classroom. Research [...]

From Downhill to Cross-Country, SMGS Mountain Bike Program on Track

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Mountain Biking, Senior School|

SMGS Mountain Bike Program Snapshot SMGS’ Mountain Bike Program is multi-faceted, with students having the opportunity to participate in the three mountain bike disciplines of freeride, downhill and cross-country. In 2018, SMGS rolled out a [...]

Real-world application and innovation at the heart of SMGS’ Kidpreneur Club

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School|

At SMGS, we work hard to equip each student with the fundamental skills to thrive in a modern world. Our globalised world has shifted considerably in the 21st century. New knowledge economies require advanced analytical [...]