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 - Online Student Enrolment

Teams in Residence -Term 1 2020

School Teams attending the GNURAD-GUNDIDJ CAMPUS in Term 1 2020

  • Richmond High School
  • Manangatang P12 College
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Viewbank College
  • Chaffey Secondary College
  • Bundoora Secondary College
  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Merbein P10 College
  • Reservoir High School
  • Murrayville Community College

Term 1 2020 School for Student Leadership program at Gnurad-Gundidj Campus commences:
- Sunday 2 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)




Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Term 2 2020 Program update as of March 26 2020

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, Carers, Families and Colleagues,

This applies to schools and families enrolled to attend The Alpine School and Gnurad-Gundidj campuses in Term 2, 2020.

We are receiving enquiries about the impact of Covid-19 on the potential operation of our programs in Term 2. Of course, the health and wellbeing of students and staff is our number one concern.

The Department of Education is taking advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer regarding the operation of schools during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

While no changes have been announced for Victorian government schools to the Term 2 program apart from an additional non-student day on 15th April, strong advice has been provided for schools to prepare for a possible transition to home and remote learning.

We will provide advice on any changes to the program, potential delays to opening, or postponements as soon as we have a definite decision.

As with all Government Schools we are preparing for the prospect of remote learning, and will endeavour to continue to build the leadership potential of young people in Victoria regardless of our mode of operation.

Yours sincerely,
Sean Fitzpatrick
Campus Principal, Gnurad-Gundidj Campus
Mark Reeves
School for Student Leadership

{March 26, 2020}

SSL Regional Allocation for 2021-2023
Just released - the Regional Allocation for school terms 2021, 2222 and 2223

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

CLP Projects - Term 1 2020

During Term 4 2019, the following Community Learning Projects (CLPs) related to their school and home communities will be developed and then undertaken by each of the School Teams as part of the School for Leadership program at Gnurad-Gundidj Campus.

Richmond High School Bake Sale for Homelessness Why?
Homelessness is a very prevalent issue in our community and is an aspect of Richmond that needs to be improved for the better.
Manangatang P12 College Coming Soon
Red Cliffs Secondary College Salvo’s Drive in theatre Why?
It is important to us because salvos help all different kinds of people in our community, the difference that we could make in the community and also get the community to come together and have fun is amazing.
Viewbank College Salvation Army/Boots 4 All Drive Why?
We are passionate in helping others who are less fortunate, or in need in getting essentials and sporting goods as well.
Chaffey Secondary College Primary Fun Day Why?
We want to showcase our school and what is has to offer. We want the community to know that our school has a talented group of students and that there are lots of opportunities available at our College.
Bundoora Secondary College Working Bee Why?
We hope to create a positive environment at our school so that it might help students feel more pride and interest in being at school.
Craigieburn Secondary College Anti-bullying Mural Why?
This is a way to make the school look nicer and teach a lesson at the same time
Merbein P10 College College Vegie Garden Why?
Save money for the school by providing produce. Promote a healthier lifestyle to the school community. Promotes school community involvement from our FLOW kids as well as encouraging inclusive action in our college.
Reservoir High School Tapping into Shae Why?
To provide shaded area with seats and better drinking taps.
Murrayville Community College Hay Day Why?
To support farmers in need of water during a drought.
Lavers Hill K-12 College Chairs of the bush Why?
At school there aren’t any seats and it is important to have somewhere people can sit and relax.
Manangatang PT College Mental Health at the Lake Why?
Why? We are going to do a mental health day at the lake with Headspace Swan Hill. This is to provide a supportive get together for our cluster schools as they are quite isolated.
Gnurad Gundidj Campus
Snowy River Campus
The Alpine School Campus

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 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.