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It's officially the last week and preparations for departure are beginning to take place! Everyone is in a rush to complete their passport, the documentary and anything else they can squeeze in to the final few days. Today was Clara’s 16th birthday and Tallon’s 15th. It’s been a fun day with colourful dress and chocolate cake for the occasion. Tomorrow we will be getting the second half of the deal with Tallon’s marble cake.

2A had their raft building today and the last group, 1B, will be doing theirs tomorrow in the suspected rain that is to come. This will be all of the groups last activity off campus and will be compared to one of their first challenges as a team, bridge building.

We also had our last session at spirit spot last Saturday; just one of the many reminders that our blissful time here is quickly coming to a teary, sorrowful end. We’ll just have to make the most of our last few days together!

By Matt and Tallon, Snowy River Campus Students, Term 3 2014


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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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