Lily and Bradie's Day as Student Leaders Print E-mail
Written by Lily and Bradie, Snowy River Students, Term 2a 2013   

Lily and Bradie's Day at Student Leaders

Hi I’m Lily and I’m from Mortlake P12 College, yesterday I was student leader for the second time, this time with Bradie. Our community goal was to get headcount under 18 seconds we achieved it finally at Dinner headcount. I had half day bike ride, it was a really nice day to be out on the bikes. We rode for a while and then turned around and headed back, we stopped off at Point Ricardo to have some time out on the beach. On our way back up the very steep hill we flew down to get to the beach, two people broke their chains so they had to walk up the top and wait for Mr Gladstone to come back with the bus. In the afternoon I had my last passport class, cutting and sticking takes so long to do and very frustrating when you get glue stuck on your fingers and everything sticks to your hands. We decided that we should go to the dunes for D.E.A.R.R, for the last time as a group, this time Ms Beck let us go all the way down to the beach. I really enjoy being student leader and yesterday was fun doing it with someone different.

By Lily, Mortlake P12 College

Hi I’m Bradie, I’m from Gladstone Park. Yesterday I woke up extremely nervous because I had my P.O.L (presentation of learning). I had been preparing for this over the weekend, but it was finally time to do it. As I watched everyone else do their presentations, the nerves didn’t settle because every person in my group 2A did really well. But then it was my time to present, I got up and prepared all of my things. To my surprise everything ran as it should and went smoothly. My group was attentive listeners, and they all gave me loads of support. After lunch I had passport 7 with Lily’s group, I finally finished all of the written part for my passport. I could finally start putting it all together. For evening class we had market night, I was the Banker. It was one of the best evening classes that we have had. As banker I could charge the stalls rent at whatever price I wanted. Towards the end of the night I just made a deal with them that you either pay rent or give me your product for free. I ended up having 3 choc chip cookies, 4 cups of popcorn and so many lollies that I lost count, one of the bonuses of being Banker. I haven’t had lollies for 4 weeks, they went down superbly!!! I went apple bobbing and almost drowned two times, but I was able to get the apple in 27 seconds. I got my arm painted by Lily, I got a butterfly and an ‘I <3 Mum’, seeing as it was mother’s day. Overall my time here has been amazing!!!!!!!

By Bradie, Gladstone Park


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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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