Events

  1. The World of Canvas Information Evening

    20 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
  2. School Photos

    21 February
  3. Senior School Assembly

    22 February @ 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

News

  • 22nd Annual Swimming Carnival Program

    Racers Ready… The SMGS Swimming Carnival, one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar kicks off tomorrow. If you want to see our culture on show, come for a while and watch our students in action and experience the spirit of support, encouragement, sportsmanship and participation, and of course some impressive athleticism too. […]
  • Applications now open for 2019 Duke of Ed Award

    Applications for students in Years 9 – 11 to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2019 are now open. Stage 5 students will view a short presentation during their stage meeting on Friday. Further information, application forms and further queries should be directed to Mrs Melissa Bell melissa.bell@smgs.nsw.edu.au Applications close next Friday 15th Feb.
  • SMGS Thredbo Mountain Bike Scholarship

    SMGS and Thredbo announce: The Thredbo MTB Scholarship This scholarship is for an emerging SMGS MTB student who would like to contribute to the development of mountain biking at the school and in the local area. The scholarship will be via application and open to students who fit the following criteria: -Students in Years 5-10 […]
  • 2018 HSC results are in! Check out the highlights

    The 2018 HSC results are here and what an amazing effort from our class of 2018. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for a full wrap-up of the results. Congratulations SMGS Class of 2018, you’ve done an amazing job and we’re all very proud of what you have achieved.

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

Head of Junior School

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

SMGS’ Junior School jump for heart health on Monday 19 June

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

The students from Snowy Mountains Grammar School are jumping for heart health by participating in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program and the fight against heart disease. SMGS has joined hundreds of schools [...]

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School, Let's Explore, Uncategorised|

Last week the SMGS K-2 classes, along with their Year 12 buddies, headed up to the Kosciuszko Education Centre for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The day was action-packed with hiking, games, an educational story trail [...]

Growth, Grit, Generosity and Gratitude – some inspirational words from Head of Junior School, Mr Scott Frize

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Director of Junior School, Junior School|

On Tuesday 22 November, SMGS held a wonderful celebration at Rydges Horizons for its Year 6 cohort who will be progressing to the Senior School in 2017. I asked Mr Frize for a few thoughts [...]