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First Week at Snowy River Campus

We all arrived at Snowy River alpine campus on Sunday the 9th of October this day was exciting. There were a ‘zillion’ questions going through my head though everyone’s I think, what’s my room partner going to be like? I wonder if they’re nice? This was also the day that 45 students parted with their families to undertake a 9 week alpine experience. On the first night there were a few really enthusiastic people and most of us were shy and trying to figure everyone else out. However, by day 2 it felt like everyone had known each other for ages.

On Monday we meet with our expo team which involved my school and Dromana College students, making a team of 11. Most of the students are getting used to class times now and becoming really relaxed around everybody else. We have fitness classes in the morning and everyone is up by 7:30 am for morning head count. This school isn’t like any other, the teachers treat you as equals. The lessons are really creative and not like your normal sit down classes. Already I can tell this is going to be an unforgettable experience.

On Saturday we had our first rest day there was a few activities to choose from (fishing, golfing, or going for a swim at the beach). Cameron was planning to go golfing and walked outside and said to us “where is the golfing bus?”. I couldn’t help but laugh as we pointed down the driveway, where the golfing bus was driving away.

Clare – Portland Secondary Collage


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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.