For 10 weeks during term 3, students can embrace the opportunity to learn in an alternative setting and utilise classroom facilities within the Mt Buller Alpine Central building. Classes operates Monday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm. Students work on the specially developed ‘@Altitude’ curriculum, utilising the alpine context and their on-snow training to deliver relevant elements of English, Maths, Humanities and Science. Because of the stand-alone nature of the @Altitude curriculum, students from other schools integrate seamlessly into the class. Learning outcomes are carefully monitored and reported on, with units of work cross referenced to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 requirements.
Classrooms are within the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resort Management Board Alpine Central building and MSC credits the Mt Buller Alpine Resort Management Board with their generous support for classroom space and many logistical elements in establishing the Annex.
The Annex is especially exciting for emerging athletes wishing to pursue their progression within the athlete pathway. In morning sessions, students improve their skiing and snowboarding skills under some of Australia’s leading snowsports program providers and coaches including, Team Buller Riders (TBR), Mt Buller Race Club (MBRC) and the Buller Ski & Snowboard School. The program providers design individual training schedules to meet athlete goals, with structured training for 3 hours a day plus opportunity for preparation in a range of competitions according to their discipline focus. Emphasis is on developing their individual athlete pathway to achieve measurable and real success. Students certainly embrace this unique experience, which not only builds their on-snow skills, but equips them with many opportunities and life skills not necessarily gained in a traditional classroom setting.