Brain Quadrants & Surfing - an exciting week! Print E-mail
Written by Cyndee B, Term 1 2009 Snowy Student   

Well I am now in my second week here at the Alpine School at the Snowy River Campus. It is the 12th of February today. In the morning until lunchtime I had the class Thinking and Learning where we are learning about all the different brain quadrants, which one we are and the team’s main brain quadrant. I really enjoy this class and I am learning many things. I never really knew there were different parts of the brain!

The teachers were really good during the class and very helpful. All the other kids in the group seemed to enjoy it and were enthusiastic about it! I learnt that my main learning preference is the yellow and red quadrant which means I imagine, talk a lot and express my emotions.

In the afternoon our Expo teams went surfing, some already knew how to surf but others didn’t. There were two surf instructors and they were a great help. The teachers were really supportive and encouraging as well as the team! It was such fun, I really enjoyed it. I got up about five times; it put a huge smile on my face. I really enjoyed myself, I loved it!

We still have three lessons to come which will be awesome! I had an awesome day and I am really enjoying my stay at the Snowy River Campus. Today before I went surfing I was feeling very excited but very nervous. Now I am feeling very pumped for my next lesson and proud that I stood up!
Cydnee B


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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 the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
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