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Redlands Winter School was established in 1995 and is a truly unique educational opportunity and the only one of its kind offered in the Southern Hemisphere. This residential program provides the opportunity for interested students from Years 7-10 to combine academic study with snow sports training, experiencing Term 3 at the Redlands High Country Campus at Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales.
Students continue to follow their full academic courses through lessons, tutorials, study periods, assignments, tests and examinations five days a week. Winter School places the same emphasis on academic excellence that is expected at Redlands whilst providing further opportunity for students to be extended far beyond the classroom.
Winter School provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills in skiing and snowboarding with an intensive high quality training program. Students participate in a total of 11 hours of ski or snowboard training lessons from qualified instructors and race coaches. These lessons provide a comprehensive program of race and freestyle techniques development in small graded groups.
The program promotes physical and mental fitness in the context of skiing and snowboarding skills for all levels of ability. Many Redlands students progress to competition standard in snowboarding, alpine and freestyle skiing at school, state and international levels.
Students are housed in supervised single-sex dormitories where they learn to share and live effectively and harmoniously with others in an out-of-family context. The development of students’ respect, understanding and tolerance of a range of age groups is an essential component of Winter School.