Super Surf Lesson 1 Print E-mail

Friday, it’s the end of a school week here at Snowy. We’re all pretty tired, the program’s pretty full on, but we went surfing today, a perfect end to the week! The waves were pretty small but the weather was awesome. We all headed out to Cape Conran beach, rugged up in wetsuits, to hit the freezing cold winter southern ocean with our boards and helmets.

Surfing was fun, it was my first time and it was great. I got up on my board, just once but it felt so good. It felt like I was on top of the world, like I can do anything. I really enjoy surfing and I can’t wait for the next lesson. We get four lessons throughout the term, so even though standing up was a bit hard this time, I’m sure we’ll get it right next time! A highlight for me was the surfer dude’s dog, Sammy, who was a sucker for pats and came and jumped on us while we pulled in on a wave to the beach! The surf instructors were really good and everyone had a really great time, we all can’t wait for next lesson!

Damien - East Doncaster SC and Lani - Upper Yarra SC


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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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