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Written by Grace, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 3 2013   

Guest Speakers

We had the pleasure of meeting an inspiring guest speaker, Deb Gray. She was born with a disability. She touched all our hearts. She had a positive outlook on life. She is proud of whom she is and nobody can change that. She has turned a negative into a positive, her life has had its ups and downs but she is very capable of looking after herself and getting out into the world doing things that one of us wouldn’t even dream of. She calls it diff-abled, she is just different.

We have had other guest speakers come in and share their knowledge. David Whyte who was an Ironman, Darren McCubbin came to teach us about our beliefs and values and Ranger Mike who is very passionate about his Parks Victoria job, talked about what he does to help the environment and control it.

The guest speakers are only a tiny part of what we have been doing here at Snowy. Canoeing at Yeerung, Surfing at East Cape Conran, bridge building at Marlo jetty near the angling club and plenty more!

Max and I were student leader yesterday. When you are student leader both of you stand up in front of the other 43 students and staff and lead for the day. At the end of the day we change student leaders with another pair and they take on your role. We lead headcounts, explain the activities for the day and control any other actions. My first time being student leader was nerve-racking but a great experience! I can’t wait to do it again.

Grace – Mt Beauty 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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