Getting all hands up Print E-mail
Written by Saroj, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 2a 2013   

Hello I am Saroj and my student leader partner is Zoe. Our community goal was to start organising the headcount 10 minutes before class.

I think we did very well on most occasions we were all organised 5 min before class. The hardest bit was to make everyone quiet when you asked for their roommate. All of a sudden you would have kids shout out names and where is he/her. Evening class was the worst one everyone was talking, telling everyone to shut up and there was also a big buzz about Gender Night. What I really think is being up there just for 1 day shows how hard it is for the teachers.

The highlight for me was the gender night. I am not sure what the girls did but the boys had a fire and used cards with questions and answered them with our partners and the really good questions everyone had answered them by going around the fire.

The overall worst bit about being a student leader is that you have to eat last. I had the half day bike ride so I was really hungry for lunch. Instead of hoping your table is being picked next you just have to wait. The best bit was when I put my hand up and slowly everyone went quiet.

I really enjoyed being a student leader and definitely hope to have a chance to do it again.

Saroj- Camperdown College


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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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