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21

Mar

A Snapshot of Week One

Term 1, 2020 - First Activities- Team building, eating oudoors and getting to know each other

View photogallery [A Snapshot of Week One]
 

05

Apr

Photogallery 2: Photography, Expo 2, Radio Station Visit, and First Snow
Term 1 2019 -  Photogallery 2: Photography, Expo 2, Radio Station Visit, and First Snow
VIEW PHOTOGALLERY 2 [Photogallery 2: Photography, Expo 2, Radio Station Visit, and First Snow]
 

24

Feb

Photogallery 1: Bridge Building, Expo 1, and Hike to Mt Feathertop
Term 1 2019 -  Bridge Building, Expo 1, and Hike to Mt Feathertop
VIEW PHOTOGALLERY 1 [Photogallery 1: Bridge Building, Expo 1, and Hike to Mt Feathertop]
 

09

Feb

Wheelchair Basketball with Guest speaker Lincoln Budge
Wheelchair Basketball with Guest speaker Lincoln Budge

Guest speaker Lincoln Budge visited our students this week. He discussed how he came about to be a paraplegic at 22; some of his challenges, many of his successes and the importance of goal setting. He also explained how he has since created the charity 'Change One Life Project'. Our students then braved some rain and had a great afternoon trying wheelchair basketball.

 

06

Dec

Photogallery 3: Community Service in Bright
Term 4 2018 -  Community Service in Bright
VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 3 [Photogallery 3: Community Service in Bright]
 

21

Nov

Photogallery 2: Fresh Snow, Expo 1 and Bike Ride to JB Hut
Term 4 2018 -  Fresh Snow, Expo 1 and Bike Ride to JB Hut
VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 2 [Photogallery 2: Fresh Snow, Expo 1 and Bike Ride to JB Hut]
 

01

Nov

Term 4: Photogallery 1
Term 4 2018 - Girls' Campout, Teams Activities, Community Agreement
VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 1 [Term 4: Photogallery 1]
 

22

Sep

Photogallery 3: Sunset DEARR - Drop Everything and Read and Reflect

A special Sunset DEARR Ceremony to celebrate the end of Term 3 2018. What a fantastic evening with some very talented young people.

Term 3 2018 - DEARR

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 3 [Photogallery 3: Sunset DEARR - Drop Everything and Read and Reflect]
 

19

Sep

Photogallery 2: XC and Downhill Skiing, TOAST, and Expo 2

Term 3 2018 - XC and Downhill Skiing, TOAST, and Expo 2

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 2 [Photogallery 2: XC and Downhill Skiing, TOAST, and Expo 2]
 

15

Aug

Photogallery 1: Expo Skills and Expo 1, Photography Lesson

Term 3 2018 -Expo Skills and Expo 1, Photography lesson

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 1 [Photogallery 1: Expo Skills and Expo 1, Photography Lesson]
 

18

Jun

Photogallery 4: Expo 2, Rest Day bike ride and Community Service

Term 2 2018 -Expo 2, Rest Day bike ride and Community Service

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 4 [Photogallery 4: Expo 2, Rest Day bike ride and Community Service]
 

24

May

Reflections on Alpine Campus’s Local Learning Project (LLP) Day with Omeo Primary School

Today was the Alpine Campus’s Local Learning Project (LLP) Day with Omeo Primary school. Half of Omeo Primary School’s 40-something kids came here to do 20 minute workshops with our students. The workshops had to be on something to do with the local environment or wildlife. The Alpine School Campus students all worked in groups of three to make the workshops. We had four lessons to come up with an idea, plan the lessons and activities and complete all of the work. It was a very successful day and I think that the Omeo kids, as well as the Alpine kids, had a great time.

My name is Morgan and today for my LLP (along with Amelia and Joy) I ran a lesson about Introduced Species. I really enjoyed the entire experience of choosing a topic and then planning the lessons. I am also really glad that I chose a group that I ended up working really well with. For the lesson we first made sure that the kids knew what an Introduced Species is so the rest of the lesson would make sense, then we played a game where three teams of ‘Introduced Species’ would have to take resources (tennis balls) from the team of native animals. After we played the game we each talked about one introduced species found around here (fox, rabbit and deer) then we made chatterboxes and decorated them like a fox, deer or rabbit. I think that my presentation went really well and I think I accomplished my goal of being confident when talking and doing my presentation.
- By Morgan Griffiths

My name is Elias and today we ran lessons about Brumbies. Overall it was a really good day for us, I was in a group with Fletch and Dom. When making this lesson I actually learnt a lot about Brumbies. In our lesson we had a page of facts and a few games. We set it out so we did:

  • Intro
  • Game (Ollie Ollie octopus)
  • Facts
  • Game (Scarecrow Tiggy)
  • More facts

We set it out like that so that the kids could have time to listen to the boring stuff and then even it out with the fun games. The way the games related to our lesson was that we actually changed the name, so instead of Ollie Ollie octopus, it was Barry Barry Brumby and instead of Scarecrow Tiggy it was Brumby Roundup. I really enjoyed the day it was really fun.
- By Elias Lanyon

I’m Josie and today Sean, Athina and I talked to the kids about Alpine Huts, specifically JB Hut. We had a PowerPoint presentation, a talk and a craft activity. We had four sessions to plan our presentation before the big day. The most popular thing we did with the kids was crafting, the kids had to go outside and collect leaves, twigs and grass etc. to stick onto their paper hut, they then got to name the hut. We had two 20 minute sessions to give the kids one of the best sessions of the day. Overall it was a very successful and interesting day.
- By Josie Carrigg

Hi my name is Finn, I did a class on wombats for LLP. In this class we first did a treasure hunt to find map pieces out behind the basketball courts. Once the students had found all the maps pieces that they needed they put them together. Then we went down an old track off the drive way to this little area where there was two trees that had fallen down, so we sat there to tell them some info about wombats like their diet, behavior and where they live. Then we showed them another wombat hole that was bigger. After that we walked back up to the school and gave them all a picture to take home with them.
- By Finn Clayton

 

21

May

Photogallery 3: Bike Ride, CPR lesson, Expo 1 and Community Service

Term 2 2018 - Bike Ride, CPR lesson, Expo 1 and Community Service

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 3 [Photogallery 3: Bike Ride, CPR lesson, Expo 1 and Community Service]
 

10

May

Photogallery 2: Expo Skills, Bridge Building and more

Term 2 2018 - Expo Skills, Bridge Building and more

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 2 [Photogallery 2: Expo Skills, Bridge Building and more]
 

30

Apr

Photogallery 1: Term 2 - Week 1

In the first week of Term 2 students enjoyed team activities, a bridge building activity, introduction to bikes, CLP and environment classes, as well as a hike to Carmichael Falls on their rest day. Term 2 2018 - Week 1

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 1 [Photogallery 1: Term 2 - Week 1]
 

28

Mar

Photogallery 3: Raft Building, First Snow and Rest Day Dodge Ball

Term 1 2018 - Raft Building, First Snow and Rest Day Dodge Ball

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 3 [Photogallery 3: Raft Building, First Snow and Rest Day Dodge Ball]
 

26

Feb

Photogallery 2: Rest Day hike, Expo Skills, and Community Service in Bright

Term 1 2018 - Rest Day, Expo Skills, and Community Service

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 2 [Photogallery 2: Rest Day hike, Expo Skills, and Community Service in Bright]
 

17

Feb

Alpine Photography at JB Hut
Alpine Photography Lesson at JB HUT - 1B with David Tatnall
 

14

Feb

Photogallery 1: Term 1 - Team Activities and Bridge Building

Term 1 2018 - Team Activities and Bridge Building

VIEW THE IMAGES - Photogallery 1 [Photogallery 1: Term 1 - Team Activities and Bridge Building]
 

07

Dec

VYLC China Team - Exploring Zengcheng, Rafting at Pak Lap in Hong Kong, Climb to the Big Buddha, wet markets, and more

VYLC Photogallery : Exploring local area and community service

VIEW THE IMAGES - VYLC Photogallery [VYLC China Team - Exploring Zengcheng, Rafting at Pak Lap in Hong Kong, Climb to the Big Buddha, wet markets, and more]
 

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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.