Keepin' It Clean Print E-mail
Written by Ella and Matthew, Snowy River Campus Students, Term 2B 2013   

Yesterday we did the safe food handling course with Mrs Hock. She taught us how to keep our kitchen areas clean without contaminating the food. We were also taught about the three different kinds of contamination:

  • Physical- hair, fingernails, bugs (eww)
  • Chemical- Rhubarb leaves, sanitisers, spray cleaners and green potatoes!
  • Microbial- Salmonella, Staphylococcus and E. Coli

We learnt the importance of keeping any food related place spotless, as in some cases food poisoning can cause death!

At the end of the course, we completed an exam on food safety and we all passed with flying colours! This was a TAFE exam, which means that we can get our “nationally accredited food safety certificate”. This will really help us to get jobs in the hospitality industry or while we are just starting off. It will make getting a job a whole lot easier and this way we can start earning our own money and being more independent! I am really glad we did this course because I know it will be very useful in the future when cooking healthy, safe meals for our family and friends.

Ella - Melbourne Girls College

My safe food handling day was amazing, I got my Level 1 certificate in safe food handling and it was a good experience which I will never forget! As a student leader I had a big responsibility and I believe it went very well as everybody was respectful and didn’t speak when asked not to.

Ms Hock was our trainers’ name and she did a really good job in just 1 day to help everybody pass the exam. She taught us skills we will have for life and helped us get a very useful certificate which will help us get jobs in the future.

So far my time at Snowy River Campus has been a very memorable experience and I am having the best time, I have made so many new friends for life and they are all great!

Matthew- Red Cliffs


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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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