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The Snowy River Campus is the second of the Victorian State Department of Education’s year nine residential leadership programs, known as the School for Student Leadership. Based upon the successful Alpine School model, more than $3.0m was allocated in to construct the 45 student, state of the art centre on the Marlo Aerodrome site in Far East Gippsland, near Marlo. The architects for the site at Marlo were chosen by a Ministerial panel auspiced by the Australian Institute of Architects. There were 40 proposals for the architecture nominated in a National Competition.

Marlo was chosen among many reasons, including its location on the coast which represents another of the wonderfully diverse environs in the Victorian landscape. Marlo was selected from a field of over 50 locations nominated by rural shires across Victoria. The school occupies a beautiful location of approximately 15 hectares on the 400ha Marlo airfield reserve. The site is safe and secluded and has views of the distant Errinnundra plateau. [See Snowy Location]

The surrounding environment caters for a range of unique outdoor activities to take place, including- surfing at Cape Conran, canoeing in the Snowy River Estuary System, caving at Buchan Caves, mountain biking in the Marlo Plains and hiking throughout the Cape Conran Coastal Park. The rich indigenous history of the local area is a key learning focus, as is our regular interaction with local community groups and schools.


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 four 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 fourth and newest campus, currently known as Haining Farm Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is 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.