Reflecting on Our Experiences Print E-mail

Yesterday, we were student leaders, which meant that we were to run headcounts, help everyone feel organised with their classes and do a video conference with the Gnurad Gundidj Campus. This gave us the opportunity to put our leadership skills into practise, develop our confidence in public speaking and was also a great chance to get to do something different, instead of our normal daily routine.

We were also very privileged as we were asked to attend a video conference with the students that will be attending Snowy River Campus next term. Not only did this also help with our confidence when talking in front of groups of people we don’t know, but it was also a great chance to speak about everything we’ve done here and reflect on our own experiences by sharing with others.

As the day went on, the whole community was contributing to achieving our leadership alliance goals by being on time at the start of classes, before meals and headcounts.

We did overcome a few challenges ourselves by having to be more organised with our time management as we organised to run a community game but it ended up clashing with our video conference. We will both definitely learn from that lesson and won’t make the same mistake in the future.

Overall it was a great day, we both thoroughly enjoyed being able to lead such a great community of friends!

Michael - Colac SC & Holly - Kew HS


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School For Student Leadership

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.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.