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Parents Bulletins & Letters - No.3 - Pre Parent Visiting Weekend

Parent Bulletin No 3Third Letter Home to Parents - Pre Parent Visiting Weekend
Monday 25 February 2019

Hello again from the community of the Alpine School Campus!

A Successful Hike to Mt Feathertop

What a busy term we have had already. For the most part we have had beautiful Alpine Summer Days. There has been the odd thunderstorm and cool weather, but that’s all part of the Alpine environment. The first expedition groups have headed-out and returned already. They donned backpacks and made their way out to make their way to a camping location known as Mother Johnstons or Biathlon Hut for a night of camping, before returning back to school. The students were well prepared and so full of excitement, apprehension, “coolness” and worry, all mixed into one! We know, however, that what they will learn through their undertaking will put them in great stead. One of the concepts we use in designing our type of educational experience is to move from the known to the unknown. In moving to, and living at, the Alpine School Campus, students initially are in an unknown environment (socially, physically, emotionally, geographically and so on), which they soon become comfortable and familiar with. It is a very deliberate part of the process of learning both leadership skills and to be enterprising.



The visiting weekend is this coming up soon, and we look forward to seeing you again. Can we stress that it is a family occasion, for parents’ benefit, and should be limited to immediate family members? Pick-up time is at: 9.00am on Saturday March 9th. We ask that you return with your son or daughter by 3pm and depart by 4pm on Sunday March 10th.

NOTE: Road Closures:
Please not there will be some road closures for the 3 Peaks bike race on Sunday 10th March. These should only be on Sunday morning but please check Vicroads for details as it gets closer. I will endeavour to send out information on the closures as it comes to hand. Some families may wish to arrive and leave earlier due to the travel involved or family commitments. The school will be staffed from 1pm on Sunday.
If any families are unable to attend, or wish to seek alternative arrangements, please let us know as soon as possible and we may be able to assist. --

The Alpine School experience is ultimately a very personal one for parents and guardians, students and families and each experience is slightly different. We thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to seeing you on the visiting weekend and remember to check the Alpine Weather forecast and drive safely.

Mark Reeves (Principal) & David Chelbna (Campus Principal - Alpine School)

School for Student Leadership - Student Equity Fund The Student Equity Fund enables people who share our vision of transformative education to contribute to this outstanding program and help ensure it is affordable and accessible for all students in the public education system.


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 four 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". Our fourth and newest campus, Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley in the Yarra Ranges.

School for Student Leadership Victoria Campuses

We acknowledge the rich heritage of the Gunaikurnai, Jaitmatang, Monero-Ngarigo, Gunditjmara and Wurundjeri people as custodians of the lands of our school. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.