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Written by Richard- Reservoir and Jess- Irymple   

Yesterday Richard and I were student leaders for the day. We had a meeting in the morning with the previous leaders and planned out what we had to say at the start of morning class. After the meeting with the previous leaders we had a meeting with the teachers and a HDTV link up with Gnurad Gundidj and Alpine School. At the meeting we told the other students who we were and what schools we come from, what our individual and community goals were and a highlight of the past 24 hours.

Talking in front of the community was pretty nerve-racking at first but it got better as we went along. Everyone was really good at the start but then they started getting sloppy, late and really disrespectful which made it harder to get to class on time and more time being wasted. It was really challenging being student leader and it would’ve been a lot better if people listened more. On the other hand it was really fun being student leader because it felt really rewarding.

Today the activities we had in our expo team 1A were Thinking and learning 1 and Intro to bikes. In Thinking and Learning 1 we discovered about how we each individually think and whether we are mostly right or left brained. There were 4 different quadrants of the brain and each one represented a different way of thinking and putting it into actions. In the afternoon session we had Intro to Bikes and we learnt adequate bike safety and had a go at the Whale Watchers track and the obstacle track. Our expo team went really well in the bike ride and everyone had fun on the course.

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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.