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Written by Snowy River Campus, Term 4 2016   

Our Phoenix P-12 Community College team comes from the Ballarat area. The whole team came to the School for Student Leadership (SSL) Snowy River Campus to gain leadership skills, find ourselves, gain social relationships and teamwork skills. The members of our team are Mitchell Collins, Amber Dennis, Trisha Frankie, Sharon George, Kobie Judd and Hayley Page. While here at the School for Student Leadership we are creating a Community Learning Project (CLP). Our title is ‘The Phoenix, The Student and The Wardrobe’. Our vision and motto is to see everyone in school uniform ready to learn and if students don’t have the appropriate school wear because they can’t afford it, they shouldn’t be punished. We hope all students can be assisted by ‘The Phoenix, The Student and The Wardrobe’ team and to give help to those who need it. Our Community Learning Project (CLP) is to start a uniform fund full of second hand clothes to sell at a cheaper price to less fortunate families. We chose this topic because at school many students are being told off for not wearing the right school uniform. At times this is because their families can’t afford the uniform. This project will benefit our school by helping less fortunate families get school uniforms and will keep their children out of trouble.

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Some of our team highlights so far would be leaving home to attend this school for the term. Some of my personal highlights have been Canoeing, Bridge Building, Surfing, eating cake, meeting new people, Halloween, Coastal Environments and the Thinking and Learning classes. All of these classes have been teaching us problem solving, teamwork and organisation.. and the cake tastes pretty good!!


School for Student Leadership - Student Equity Fund The Student Equity Fund enables people who share our vision of transformative education to contribute to this outstanding program and help ensure it is affordable and accessible for all students in the public education system.


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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.