Our Last Rest Day - Term 2B Print E-mail
Written by Eric and Mikayla, Snowy River Campus Students, Term 2B 2013   

Today we (Eric and Mikayla) took on the roles as Student Leader’s. We handed out names in a hat and made everybody pick a name, when they had chosen a name they had until the DEARR the next day to write a letter to the person stating some positive comments about the person and one this that they have seen change within the person whilst at Snowy. It was a rest day so for the first part of the day we both did our passports. The second part of the day we all went out to zone three and played a camouflage game. Camouflage is basically hide and seek and forty- forty home base blended together. We played the game in zone 3 out the back of campus in the bush. The game was amazing, everyone enjoyed themselves because the game doesn`t leave anyone out, everyone plays. We all came back with scratches and bruises from running under, over and into bushes and trees. For DEEAR we went down to the dunes, for the last time ever. For evening class we watched The Rabbit Proof Fence. The movie was really good and a few people were crying. It was a really fun day and we all had a really good rest day.

It is sad to think that this was the last rest day we are going to have with each other.

Mikayla from Thornbury High/ The Koorie Academy of Excellence.
Eric from Red Cliffs Secondary 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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