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The Alpine School Campus, School for Student Leadership

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Frequently Asked Questions


The following FAQs may help to answer some common questions about the School for Student Leadership Program and the residential experience for Year 9 students at the Alpine School Campus.

Campus Handbook

Both families and students may find it useful to read these FAQs as well as the Campus Handbook to assist in preparing for the School for Student Leadership experience at Dinner Plain


  • NO: a student is not expected to catch up on a terms worth of work while they participate at SSL. From multiple reports the growth they have during the program far exceeds the learning from mainstream. This is due to the fact they’re at SSL for 8 weeks straight, they live and breathe the curriculum.

  • We do have a selection of sporting equipment at all SSL campuses. You’re welcome to bring along additional sporting equipment, please ask a staff member if you’re unsure.

  • We don’t have pianos, but we do have some musical equipment at Don Valley Campus, including a keyboard. If you wish to play music or continue practicing with your instrument, please bring it along.

  • There is some ‘wriggle room’ for extra-curricular tutoring, this would occur during the student’s recreation time.

  • There are bathrooms located in each student wing which are used by the residents of those wings.

  • Yes, please bring a headlight; we check all electrical equipment and have it ‘test and tagged’

  • Yes, please bring your own digital camera – the more photograph’s the better!
    Note: we check all electrical equipment that requires charging and have it ‘test and tagged’

  • YES: We do have a School for Student Leadership SSL Student Equity Fund.
    Please visit this website and have a look for further information:

  • The iAm Pre-Arrival Questions & Activity Worksheet are also available on this website but they will also be given to you by your liaison teacher at your home school.

    This worksheet is best completed prior to arriving to start the School for Student Leadership program and will help the campus staff gain an insight into who you are.

  • Football games may be watched as part of a proposal for Recharge Days. All students do have the opportunity to view sporting highlights via various media outlets.

  • Yes, you will have access to Spotify, however having a selection of your own music is also welcomed and encouraged.

  • NO: Only once your selection to attend the Alpine School Campus has been confirmed by your school then you can go ahead and complete the  “Student Enrollment” process via the uEducateus website.

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