Snowy River Poem Print E-mail
Written by Noah, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 3 2013   

Snowy is the Ocean  

Looking out over the water gives an impression of sharp rocks hidden beneath
You build up courage and stray out into the strange water
At waist deep the water becomes clear,
You see how the water has changed you.

Rough tides and bad weather may knock you down,
But you trust the soft sand to catch you.
Mysteries and insight lay behind the intimidating surface,
Waiting to be found, uncovered by flowing water.

The ocean will smooth and shine even the roughest of stones. 
These stones will be forever-changed. 
Forever remembering their journey 
Forever remembering their past-selves 

Noah O’B - Mt Beauty SC

Snowy is the Ocean


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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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