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Jess and MacaulayToday was the beginning of our second week at SRC. We have already achieved so much in this short amount of time and everyone is settling in really well. Making new friends in the first couple of days was really easy as everyone was so nice and easy to get along with, now we are all like one big family.

The activities at SRC are all really fun and enjoyable but the best part about it is that everyone joins in and makes each activity a challenge. For example 2B has already completed bridge building, which everyone pitched in and helped with (considering it was pouring down with rain). Throughout all of the rain, wind and shine it was great that we remained positive, focused and continued to work as a team. 

Another challenging activity that the whole campus was involved in today is the Safe Food Handler’s course. This morning Steve came in from Gippsland TAFE and gave us all a full day’s lesson on safe food handling. It was a lot to take in for one day and everyone at the moment is feeling really tired. Tonight we have to sit the Safe Food Handler’s, exam which should be exciting because if we pass then we receive a Level 1 Safe Food Handler’s Certificate, which is great for people that want to pursue an occupation in hospitality. Also a few teams have already started there CPR course, which has been an exciting challenge as they got to play with dummies, but at the same time learn new skills. At the end of the course everyone will receive their Certificate 1 in First Aid.

Being at SRC has already helped everyone here step out of their comfort zones, learn new skills and become better leaders. It’s a life changing experience that none of us will ever forget!

Jessica  – Wallan Secondary College


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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.
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.