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Teams in Residence -Term 1 2017

Schools teams in attendance at the ALPINE SCHOOL CAMPUS for our Term 1 2017 Program:

  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Werrimull P-12
  • Redcliffs Secondary College (1)
  • Coburg High School
  • Irymple Secondary College (1)
  • Wycheproof P-12
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • Irymple Secondary College (2)
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College (2)
  • Reservoir High School
  • Murrayville Community College

Term 1 SSL program at the Alpine School Campus runs Sunday 5 February 2017 (Student Arrival) – Saturday 1 April 2017 (Student Departure)

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Parents Bulletins & Letters - Final

Sunday 26 March 2017 - FINAL Letter From The Alpine School. (Altitude 1600m).

Clearing skies and sunny today.

Letter Snapshot...

Hello again and for the last time this term. I am hoping this letter reaches you before your son/daughter has returned home.

Here we are at the start of our final week, only a few days to go, and I think that students see that their time at the Alpine School Campus is now definitely finite! Seven sleeps they keep telling me. Mind you, many students are ready to leave. There are still many important tasks for us all to attend to, and I welcome the greater independence and personal drive I witness in our students, your sons and daughters. It is a delight to work with young people in our environment and see them “doing”! They just get on with the job now, for the most part, and set their goals and review their outcomes. They are finalizing their CLP work for when they return home, and the presentation day last week, when Principals, Liaison Teachers, representatives from the Department of Education and Training and other key stakeholders were here, was a triumph. I hope you can all cope with these skills and abilities upon their return, and that your sons and daughters use these skills appropriately?

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Thank you for contributing to another successful term of the Alpine School. The “Separation Phase” of the Alpine School Experience concludes for the community of Term 1, 2017 on Saturday, April 1st, signaling the beginning of the “Reintegration Phase”!

DEPARTURE DAY

You can meet your son or daughter after 9.30am on Saturday

9:00 - 9:30am
• Alpine School staff will hold a departure ceremony for students

9.30am – 10.00am
School doors open for parents to arrive and reacquaint with their children

10.00am – 11.00am
All parents and students meet into dining room for student presentations.
Student Presentations will involve a summary of their CLP as a group (1 minute), then each individual student will talk about their most important learning from the program that they can use in the future.
Show the end of term movie.
Staff to read a ‘farewell story’

11.00am
All parents and students depart.

NOTE: If you arrive after 10.00am, please enter the school building quietly as presentations will be in progress
OR If you are running very late (after 11.00am), please call. It can be a source of concern for the ‘last’ students to see all their friends leave and have no idea why mum/dad is late. Please drive carefully.

If you intend your son or daughter having any other travel arrangements not with you, and have not already done so, please contact us regarding travel permission forms or other details.

With every good wish on behalf of the Alpine School Team

Mark Reeves (Principal) & Russell Shem ( Campus Principal - Alpine School)

[This is a snapshot of the most recent letter - please download and read the letter for full information]

 
Parents Bulletins & Letters - No 4

Fourth Letter Home to Parents: 12 March 2017

Letter Snapshot...

Hello again! We trust you all enjoyed the visiting weekend a week or so back, despite the long distances involved for many of you? The weekend was for you. We have heard many varied and mixed reports from your sons and daughters about the weekend, but more good than otherwise, which is totally normal! Some said, “It was great to see mum and dad, but I couldn’t wait to get back to the Alpine School!” You need to be assured that the time of real settlement at the Alpine School Campus is now happening for your son or daughter. Paradoxically, the time of departure is also rapidly approaching. I am sure you will notice the difference in your son or daughter between the recent visit and the conclusion on Saturday 1st April 2017.

The program following the Visiting Weekend deliberately focuses upon the concepts of separation, grief, mourning and overcoming aspects of adversity. Many of the challenges of the program are used as metaphors for the part of their Passports dealing with risk and challenge.

In preparation for the departure day (Saturday April 1) I would like to give you a broad outline of the morning proceedings at the Alpine School.

Please take note of the Last Day Departure running sheet as per below….

9.00am – 9.30am - Alpine School staff will hold a departure ceremony for students

9.30am – 10.00am - School doors open for parents to arrive and reacquaint with their children

10.00am – 11.00am

  • All parents and students meet into dining room for student presentations.
  • Student Presentations will involve a summary of their CLP as a group (1 minute), then each individual student will talk about their most important learning from the program that they will take away with them to use in the future.
  • Show the end of term movie.
  • Staff to read  a ‘farewell story’
  • 11.00am - All parents and students depart.

    NOTE: If you arrive after 10.00am, please enter the school building quietly as presentations will be in progress.

    [This is a snapshot of the most recent letter - please download and read the letter for full information]

    Mark Reeves (Principal) & Russell Shem (Campus Principal - Alpine School)

 
Victoria's wilderness School for Student Leadership set to be expanded after 'excellent outcomes'

The School for Student Leadership Program and Year 9 students at the Snowy River Campus at Marlo featured in a segment on ABC News, aired Sunday March 5, 2017.
A full article was also published online at ABC.net.au

ABC News | Sun March 05 2017, by Jessica Longbottom

A wilderness adventure experience for Victorian public school students has been so successful it looks set to be expanded, giving more teenagers the chance to learn outdoor and leadership skills.

The Victorian Government is looking at establishing two new School for Student Leadership campuses in the Yarra Valley and the Grampians

They would be in addition to the three existing campuses: at Marlo in far east Gippsland, Mount Noorat in the western districts and Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps.

There are no regular classes at the schools. Instead, the students participate in outdoor activities, classes on problem solving and leadership activities.

"If building other campuses was driven by data alone, then we would have ten more campuses," Marlo campus principal Robyn Francis said.

The outcomes for our students are excellent

Approximately 540 year nine students are selected from public schools around the state every year to attend one of the campuses for approximately ten weeks. However that only works out to roughly 2 per cent of Victorian public school year nine students.

But give them an opportunity to do something for someone else and watch them shine. They're fantastic.

Read the full Article Online at ABC.net.au:
"Victoria's wilderness School for Student Leadership set to be expanded after 'excellent outcomes'"

 

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CLP Projects - Term 1 2017

During Term 1 2017, the following Community Learning Projects (CLP) have so far been nominated by each of the School Teams attending the Alpine School Campus as part of their School for Student Leadership Program. These CLP's relate to their home communities.

  • Craigieburn Secondary College
    To inform students about the causes and effects of domestic violence in families
  • Werrimull P-12 College
    We can get together - fundraise money to help families afford School Camps.
  • Redcliffs Secondary College (1)
    CLP is to raise money and awareness for skin cancer
  • Coburg High School
    Mental health awareness and geocahing
  • Irymple Secondary College (1)
    To be confirmed
  • Wycheproof P-12 College
    To raise awareness and money for country depression
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
    To encourage healthy eating choices in primary school students
  • Irymple Secondary College (2)
    To raise awareness of Animal Rehousing and how to volunteer to help.
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College (2)
    To raise money and awareness about racial diversity
  • Reservoir High School
    Creating a community garden for our school.
  • Murrayville Community College
    Fresh Feet Fun Run - walk to the pool safely
 
Gnurad Gundidj Campus
Snowy River Campus
The Alpine School Campus

School For Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are three campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place".
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Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Bidawel and Gundijmara people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campuses are built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.