Learning and playing in the outdoors at 15 Mile Creek Campus
Sharing nature with the animals
These movies are from a sensor that we put in the bush and captures animals at night.
Extension Programs aim to provide students with the opportunity
to further explore the Alpine environment, extend their outdoor
skills, leadership skills and build independence.
It's an opportunity for students to participate in a challenging expedition style program in the Alpine environment and share this with other like-minded young people from across the state.
Choice of Programs
Once again we have on offer the Summits Walk, which is in its 13th year. We know the value of this style of program and would love to get more students coming back and taking on a bigger
challenge. That is why this year we have created two new and exciting options.
5 day hike
Hike & Raft
3 day hike, 2 days on river
Great Alpine Bike Ride
6 day cycle journey
These adventurers will journey on
foot to discover more of the Victorian Alps. They might choose to
start their journey on the Bogong High Plains at an achievable
pace, taking in what they can. Rocky summits like The Jaitmathangs,
Mt Cope, Mt Nelse, Spion Kopje, heathlands, herb fields,
grasslands, snow gums and crystal streams. If they are willing they
could journey down to cross the Big River
These students will begin their journey at the top of Victoria's water catchment and travel on foot across the Bogong High Plains and down to the Mitta Mitta River. In the historic Mount Wills area of the Glen Valley students will learn about their watercraft; which could be rafts, inflatable kayaks or river sleds, depending on river height. They then embark on the river component of their journey down the Mitta Mitta and follow part of the course the water takes on its trip to the ocean in South Australia.
After disembarking the train,
students will jump
All programs are journey-style programs where students camp in tents and cook their own food.
The Friday night at Bogong is a relaxed evening of celebration where students can reflect and
share stories with each other. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a written reference from their teacher outlining their achievements.
Student Quotes from Extension Programs
"This experience has taught me to take on things that might not be easy, that might push me out of my comfort zone".
"I enjoyed everything! From the walking, scenery to food and campsite conversation. However, I enjoyed the feeling that I had accomplished something special most."
"It means a lot to me, the whole experience was life changing. It'll influence me to push myself, to choose to be in the outdoors more and possibly changing careers."
"…it makes me realise how unique the Australian environment is and that its uniqueness should be preserved. It'll happen through social interaction and actually physically going out of the way to look after the environment."
"One of my new goals because of the Summits Walk would be to complete the Kokoda Track because of the perseverance skills I have learned."
"I enjoyed the way each day someone different was in charge and it wasn't all up to the staff that came along."
"I now want to return to the Alps for more hiking."
"I now know that I can do that sort of thing, not just think I can."
2008 Summits Walk Video
Alpine radio 96.5 FM interviews
Each week at 8:10am on a Friday morning selected students at the Bogong Campus undertake a radio interview with the Alpine Radio station to chat about their experiences throughout the week.
Click on your school to listen to the broadcast:
- Beechworth Secondary College - 10th February
- Mt Beauty Secondary College - 20th February
- Rovinvale Secondary College - 24th February
- Kew High School & Heathmont Secondary College - 2nd March
- Elwood College - 9th March
- Bright P-12 College - 16th March
- Western Port Secondary College & Bentleigh Secondary College - 20th April
- Brauer College & Baimbridge College - 11th May
- Diamond Valley College & Epping Secondary College - 25th May
- Upper Yarra Secondary College - 1st June
- Alpine Network - 8th June
- NSSSA - 22nd June
- Rainbow Secondary College, Mortoa College & Mallacoota P-12 College - 20th July
- North Geelong, Yarram - 10 August
- Cheltenham, Parkwood - 17 August
- Boort, Wedderburn - 24 August
- Staughton, Swan Hill - 31 August
- Heywood, Oberon - 14 September
- Hopetoun, Rochester - 21 September
- Euroa - 12 October
- Nossal - 19 October
- Braybrook, Camperdown - 26 October
Winter Connections Program - Bogong Campus
It's winter, there is snow on the ground and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Bogong Campus. The following will help you in the preparation of your winter connections program:
Click on the following movies to gain a greater understanding of
downhill skiing, cross country
skiing and how to ride a chairlift.
Fun and adventure at Bogong Campus
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Code of conduct
The Code of Conduct exists to ensure that the rights of all individuals are protected whilst at the Centre, and to and from the Centre, to establish the best possible learning environment and to ensure that breaches of the code of conduct are treated in a fair and consistent manner and within the expectations of staff and students.