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Today was our last full day at our home. I say home because it is our second home. Being at Snowy I have made no new friends. None. I have gained a family. I have 22 brothers and 22 sisters whom will all have a place in my heart forever.

Tomorrow our bedrooms where we have shared secrets, laughed and cried, will become a blank canvas ready for new people to paint. There won’t be a basket of clothes in the laundry to give me an excuse to make an announcement about. The boy’s wing will probably always smell, but maybe the smell will lessen a bit. The big shed will hold lifeless equipment and the trailer…well it is always going to be broken (The trailer broke this term). It’s not that we learnt new skills; it’s that we can apply them when we get home. It’s not that you ran every morning; it’s that you ran with other people. We came to SRC as teenager; kids if you will, but these past 48 days have moulded and shaped us into young adults. We’ve learnt so much about ourselves, leadership, others and a bunch life skills as well. Coming to SRC was something I didn’t want to do. In fact I almost didn’t apply, but now I am extremely grateful mum made me do it. I have LOVED every minute of every day. Even caving and capsizing our canoes.

Everyone’s going to cry tomorrow and that’s fine. But don’t forget to smile because we have all been privileged with this incredible opportunity that will stay with us for our entire life. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Bec - Mullauna College
Student Term 1 2013 Snowy River Campus


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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.
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.