Falls Creek Primary School makes the most of the unique alpine environment of Falls Creek Alpine Resort in which the school is situated. During the winter term, the school offers a comprehensive snow sports program.
Each student at the school has the opportunity to participate in the snow sports program during Term 3. This comprises an afternoon of alpine skiing lessons with the Falls Creek Snowsports School each Friday and an afternoon of cross country skiing with teachers from the school. Students in Years 3 – 6 also have the opportunity to participate in snowboard lessons one afternoon a week. Full details of the program are advised to all school families in the newsletter.
Students are expected to provide their own ski clothing, protective gear and alpine skiing and snowboarding equipment. Helmets are compulsory for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Cross country equipment (skis, boots and poles) are provided by the school.
Cross country skiing lessons
The snow sports program culminates with students from Years 3 to 6 having the opportunity to participate in the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships, held at Mt Buller in August. Teams and individuals who qualify are encouraged to then compete in the Australian Championships held in September. Falls Creek Primary School has been extremely successful in these competitions.
Those families wishing to participate in the Interschool competitions should refer to the Interschools Snowsports Policy 2020