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What's Going OnWhere has our time gone? We have all come so far since the start. Uniting as one to get to headcount and finishing set work. The program is so full on that I haven’t had time to think about how fast this term has gone. If you come here you need to make sure you experience all the opportunities that you are challenged with because I used to be a quiet student in class and now I am loud, confident and I am willing to give anything that I am scared of a go.

Being here at the Snowy River Campus has changed my thinking on a lot of topics and has challenged my beliefs in a good way because then that is how we change to become greater people. Living in a community with 44 other students was very scary but we are all just a really big family now. Even in the hard times there will always be a great team of people to help and encourage you. When you know that a team which was once challenged when you have to do a teamwork activity becomes one and finishes the task with a smile on their faces you know that everyone has changed.

I am really going to miss my new family of friends and teachers with all my routines because it just feels normal now. Just remember make the most of something because an opportunity like this doesn’t happen every day.

By Sammi - Sandringham College


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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.