The Alpine School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development initiative offering a unique residential education experience for yearstudents. 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. The program is designed to develop skills in leadership, enterprise education and team based learning, using a community learning model.
Doncaster Secondary College has successfully applied for positions at the Alpine School over 10 years. Attendance at the Alpine School as part of a school team is reserved for those students who have demonstrated leadership potential and who will be able to contribute to the further development of leadership programs in their school. The students are required to develop and work on a community based project during the time they spend at the Alpine school as well as complete work related to core subjects, focusing on the local environment. The program is fully residential where students spend one full school term on site. They are in regular contact with the liaison teacher from our college.
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