Term 3 2015



The Journey Print E-mail

When I first came to Snowy, I was really nervous seeing so many people and to be honest, I felt very overwhelmed. But all that went straight out of the window when I actually settled in. The happiness and care from everyone here made me felt like I was here from the beginning. I can’t wait to see everyone evolve over the time here at Snowy and I hope every student here has a great outcome and becomes a better them by the end of this opportunity of a lifetime.

By Christopher - Copperfield College




Bush Dance Night Print E-mail
Term 3 - Bush Dance

Last night the students at SRC were led by Ms. Patterson in bush dancing. We gathered in the common room with hay bales on the outskirts and the mingling few in our best bush attire. Flannel shirt, jeans and boot were the rage, the colour varied from blue to pink, and set a pretty picture. We found ourselves partners and after a quick demonstration we turned the music up and started the bush dancing. Some of the dances were confusing but by the end of the night there was minimal stepping on toes. We learnt three different dances, all up beat and gave us a cheerful vibe. Smiles everywhere was the forecast of evening.

Dancing gave us a sense of belonging since everyone was participating and there was no pressure of finding a date or being embarrassed about dancing. We came together as a community feeling comfortable to be ourselves. Everyone help with packing up and set up and no one sat around doing nothing. We ended the night with calming meditation, this made us descend from the high we experienced throughout the night to get us ready for bed.

It was a great night full of fun memories and lots of laughing.

Callum (Irymple SC) & Lexi (Williamstown HS)




Term 3 Bridge Building Blog Print E-mail
Term 3 - Bridge Building

Bridge building was an exciting and entertaining activity that engaged the whole group in the fundamentals of teamwork. A kayak was placed approximately 8 metres from the beginning of the water’s edge. We were instructed to form triangular tripods that over time formed a bridge that would support us to the hull of the Kayak. We separated into organised teams that would focus on different aspects of the construction. After nearly 2 hours of intense work we managed to complete a bridge, two tripods and a ramp that when ordered in a sequentially accurate format would form a bridge to the kayak.

fterwards we reflected on our day and had a group conversation on the fundamentals of teamwork. We had a great day and hope to have many more like this.

Angus- Williamstown HS and Emily- Red Cliffs 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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