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Today we had a guest speaker and his name was Barry Heard.
He fought in the Vietnam War and he talked to us about the time he spent in Vietnam. I was amazed by what he talked about and what he did while serving his country.

We liked how he didn’t hold back with the bad and the ugly because we are year nine’s and just got to the point and told what exactly happened. We found his talk very inspirational and admired how he could talk about it. We both plan on reading one of his books in the near future.

Another highlight of our day was having a HDTV link up with Cann River. We talked to possibly future Snowy students at SRC. They asked us lots of different questions about the Snowy River Campus and what it was like to live here for 9 weeks! We suggested they take the opportunity because the friends you make here aren’t like any other.

It’s only 11 days to go we are planning on making the most of the rest of our experience here even though we both can’t wait to get home. Matt and Alex out


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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.