The Last Surf Print E-mail

Everyone has now completed their final surfing lesson. Over the period of four lessons we have learnt how to paddle, catch a wave, the different techniques of standing up and how to turn the board. We have all really enjoyed these lessons at the beach and give a big thank you to the surf instructors Mel, Pete and Phil!

We have all walked away from these lessons with our heads held high and now either a level 1 or a level 2 in surfing.

I have really enjoyed my time surfing and was sad to finish our last lesson. However, the waves today were pretty small and it was like trying to surf in a bay or a lake, which was a bit disappointing. I have done my best to make the most out of all my opportunities to surf whilst being here, as I really love the sport and I don't get the opportunity to surf at home.- Caitlin

Surfing for me was really good. I really enjoyed it, even though the waves weren't that big. I tried my best to get level 2 but I don't think I did. But the day was still very enjoyable. When I get home I hope to continue surfing for recreation. - Reanna

Last night Reanna and I had the opportunity to run an evening class (gender night). This was a great opportunity for us to improve our leadership and public speaking skills.

By Reanna and Caitlin


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School For Student Leadership

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.