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A first timer ...

Today is my first time writing a blog so I might tell you about my 3 times as student leader.

My first time as student leader was an eventful one to say the least.  The new experience of leading the day was great until 4:30 when I broke my nose playing footy. Great start!

My second time was a very smooth day. It was rest day and I didn’t do much because I was out for most of the day.

The third and final time was 2 days ago. It was a bit of a sad end to a great role. The community is a bit down and flat and it showed during the day. Not much enthusiasm. But it was great to see the community members stick by one another and make the most of their last 2 weeks.

Michael and his Snowy Expo Team - Term 3 2001

By Michael - Balwyn HS


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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.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.