Term 3 2011



An Entertaining Rest Day - Week 2 Print E-mail

Well Week 2 has come to an end. So much has been going on its hard to remember what day it is! We are all having fun are being busy with our Passports. Jack and Johnno had organised a bike ride in the morning and went ahead even with the weather. We are all planning our t-shirts and are wondering whose design will be chosen. Pat had organised Beach Volleyball which nearly everyone participated in. There were only a handful of students left on premises which made an easy job for the staff.

Reports from the bike ride and the volleyball were that they had a fantastic time and enjoyed it very much. After the volley ballers came back we finished watching Harry Potter 1 which we had started when the bikers had gone for their trip. Like with ‘The Incredibles’ (the last movie we watched) everyone started to quote Harry Potter. Some quotes came even before we watched them!

The afternoon class was run by 1A a team of which I am also a part of. We had the “My Place Collage”, which every CLP team shared a bit of where we lived. We have all had a very enjoyable two weeks here with plenty of laughs and good tears. This term is going to be great!

Rebecca C - Robinvale SC




The Snowy River Experience Print E-mail
Hello, my name is Cullem and this is my blog report from Saturday 6th August. I’ve survived the first two weeks here at SRC, which wasn’t that hard. It’s a nice place here and everyone is pretty friendly. Life here is quite enjoyable, living with 44 other teenagers and their personalities. There have been some mishaps, but then this is 45 teenagers we’re talking about here. The lessons are very fun and the outdoor activities are great. My favourite activities so far have been canoeing and surfing. Classes on a usual day are from 9-12:30, 1:30-3:30 and 7:30-8:30. The morning and afternoon classes are either indoor classes or outdoor classes. The evening class can be activities, educational movies or guest speakers. We’ve had a police inspector come in to talk about Cyber safety and we just missed out on a visit from the local Ranger, Ranger Mike. We’ve also had, during the day classes, Darren McCubbin come in to talk to us about our beliefs and values.

Today I was student leader with Rebecca C, and it was pretty fun. We got to have a talk with the student leaders of the other campuses on a HD TV and we got out of the chores for the day. Even though I didn’t have to, I still decided to do the serving at tea time. It was also a little annoying, as people didn’t always be quiet when they were meant to and this caused me to respect my teachers more, who have to deal with this every school day. I was student leader on a Saturday, which was a rest day. We could go for a bike ride, watch a movie, go to the beach or spend your day relaxing in some other way. Or just catch up on work. This leadership school is quite fun and I am looking forward to the rest of the term!

Cullem - Boort SC




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




Teams Day - Term 3 2011 Print E-mail
Snowy Students start to get to know each other during Team Day
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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.