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Teams in Residence - Term 1 2020

School Teams attending the SNOWY RIVER CAMPUS in Term 1 2020

  • Canterbury Girls SC
  • Boronia K-12 College
  • Kew HS
  • Scoresby SC
  • Templestowe College
  • Yarrawonga P12 College
  • Numurkah SC
  • Mt. Beauty SC

The School for Student Leadership program at the Snowy River Campus will run for 5 weeks and has delayed start to Term 1 in 2020, commencing:
- Sunday 23 February 2020 (Student Arrival)
– Saturday 28 March 2020 (Student Departure)

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SSL Program Update - Alpine School & Gnurad-Gundidj Campuses for Term2 2020 and beyond.

COVID-19 Update

Dear students, parents, guardians, carers, families and colleagues

This applies to schools and families enrolled to attend Alpine and Gnurad-Gundidj campuses in term 2.

At this stage, all programs at the School for Student Leadership Campuses have been postponed. Please read on.


We are receiving enquiries about the impact of Covid19 on the potential operation of our programs in term 2 and beyond. Of course, the health and wellbeing of students and staff is our number one concern. We take direction from the Department of Education, Victorian and Australian Governments on the matter of operation or not.

The Premier has extended Stage 3 restrictions until midnight 11 May. As our program is a residential experience, the ability to socially isolate and distance is nearly impossible and unfeasible with Stage 3 restrictions. We cannot operate safely, compliantly and normally with the current advice.

However, please also note the following:

  • All Victorian Government Schools are following the Camps and Excursions advice.
    The advice is:
    All camps scheduled to start from and including Tuesday 17 March must be postponed and rescheduled, or, if there is no other option, cancelled.

As a result, schools and students who were scheduled to attend in term 2 should be aware that there WILL NOT be a program at this stage.

We are waiting on advice from DET regarding the ongoing operation of our school in the current COVID19 emergency environment.

We are exploring a range of opportunities to provide remote learning, Webinars and other support for schools and students who would normally have participated in our program.

We will contact individual schools this week about their needs and desires to have our assistance with remote learning.

While there is no definite end point to COVID19 effects on our operation, we remain committed to enable students to participate in our programs in future if we can reschedule.

We will be making continued and ongoing assessments and taking regular advice from DET about if or when we can continue operations.

Mark Reeves
School for Student Leadership


(15 April 2020)

SSL Regional Allocation for 2021-2023

The allocation of school regions to School for Student Leadership Campuses is now available. This matrix enables schools to determine which Campus their school and surrounding region has been allocated to and in which terms across the four SSL Campuses in Victoria. We are really excited that we will be able to accept more students next year with a fourth SSL Campus at Don Valley opening in 2021.

*Updated March 2020

2020 Important Dates - School for Student Leadership - Snowy River Campus
Changes to Term 1 Snowy River Campus Program: We are working towards having the campuses able to open on Sunday 23 February and conclude Saturday 28 March as planned. This is a five-week program. There will not be a visiting weekend.

2020 SSL - Snowy River Campus Program Key Dates

Year Term DET Staff Start SSL Staff Start SSL Student Start PV Weekend CLP Day

Student Departure

Staff Finish Date DET Finish Date
2020 1 28 Jan 28 Jan 23 Feb - 20 Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 27 Mar
  2 14 April 14 April 19 April 23-24 May 19 June 27 Jun 27 Jun 26 June
  3 13 July 13 July 19 July 22-23 Aug 11 Sept 19 Sept 19 Sept 18 Sept
  4 5 Oct 5 Oct 11 Oct 14-15 Nov 4 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 18 Dec

Expressions close last week of term 2 in the year prior to the program.
Notification will be given in term 3 of the year prior to the program.
Community Information evening conducted as time and local requirements dictate in the term prior to the program.

A Note to Parents, Guardians, Carers and Our Soon to be Students

There has been some disappointment and questioning of the delay in opening of Snowy Campus. Last Friday, Marlo experienced another evacuation warning. Fires are still active about 5km east of the school. The reason we are closed to students, is to keep these magnificent volunteers housed, fed and ready to keep us safe. We are doing everything we can to ensure we are able to take students very soon, but we implore you to be patient.

Kind regards School for Student Leadership.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2020 10:46
SNOWY Teams - 2020
Term 1 2020
  • Canterbury Girls SC
  • Boronia K-12 College
  • Kew HS
  • Scoresby SC
  • Templestowe College
  • Yarrawonga P12 College
  • Numurkah SC
  • Mt. Beauty SC
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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".
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.