Our day in the Leadership Workshop Print E-mail

Today was very enjoyable to be student leaders. Shaylene’s personal goal was to get the most out of the Leadership Workshops by asking a lot of questions when she didn’t understand. Tristan’s personal Goal was to get the most he can in the leadership workshop by listening to what they were saying and retaining as much information he can. Our community goal was to get the Leadership workshop to run smoothly by encouraging people to get to classes on time.

Debbi Gray attended Snowy for a day and spoke about her life and how she grew up with discrimination but still held her head high. We learnt no matter what you look like we are all equal, people just view each other differently.

We also attended leadership workshops throughout the day, consisting of Metaphors, Leadership Tool Kit, Rock and Water, and Leadership Styles. All of these activities taught us about the aspects of a good leader, also how you need to be flexible in different situations you come across in life.

In evening class the community had the option of watching a movie ‘Whale Rider’ or working on our passports. The movie was about a girl who was the only girl born into her family in the long line of chiefs. She tried so hard to get her grandfather’s approval for being a girl but he didn’t want to hear it. So she stood up for herself and took matters into her own hands.

We learnt a lot throughout the leadership conference, some of the knowledge we will take on to our future. One of the many things we should be looking forward to. It has been an amazing 4 weeks; we can’t believe we are nearly half way through the program, time flies when you’re having a great time.

Shaylene - Alkira Secondary College and Tristan - Parkdale Secondary College.


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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.