Term 1 2016



Sharni's CLP Day Print E-mail

Sharni's CLP Day

Today was CLP day and I was nominated to be student leader for the day. I was really pumped to be student leader today as it gave me the chance to speak confidently in front of a big crowd and also be involved in an important role during the day. I thought that today the community worked really well supporting others with boosting encouraging and cheering for others.

We really worked well with time management today. We were very efficient and organized, we did really well with the setup of the room before the guest arrived, we all chipped in a gave a helping hand. All the guest had gone by 3:30 which gave us 30 minutes of spare time. We were extremely efficient with removing the tables from the common room to set up the room for the CLP presentations. I thought that my CLP team worked really well supporting each other helping us through our lines. Before our actual presentation we got two thorough practises done and in the spare time we all practised our lines by ourselves. My CLP team decided early in the term to do their CLP on homelessness, we are raising awareness, funds and food donations in many different ways to complete our CLP. My CLP team over all of the CLP including planning were very co-operative and helpful though the process. Everyone put in an equal amount of effort and tried their very best at presenting today. We are all passionate about out CLP which makes our presentation even easier to present as we all want to see a change in the homeless population. I thought I used my time very wisely altering from practising what I am saying for my CLP presentation and my student leader speeches. I thought all my practise and effort paid off as the day run smoothly and successfully. Areas for improvement I thought maybe for my CLP team we could be more positive when having to do work in our spare time.

By Sharni- Bellarine




Jordan's Day of Fun Print E-mail

Quote of the Day

"If one day the speed kills me, don't cry because I was smiling. " ~ Paul Walker ​

am class

For the am class today I had first aid scenarios which was a lot of fun. In that class we had to divide into two groups and we just split the room up into two groups and they were our teams. We had to choose what the emergency was and we got props to use as well just to make it more realistic and once we had done all of that the other group had to come and save us all. But they all so had to choose which ones needed to be saved first. Our emergency that we chose was a car crash into a bus which was a lot of fun to do and in that I broke my leg and I was distracting everybody. I was hopping around every body and being a pain which was a lot of fun. In the end I got spear tackled four times by three different people which was funny and when we all got saved and the play was over we switched roles. The other group had to come up with an emergency and they chose a massive gas leak and that was a lot of fun to do. First we came as a group and figured out who we would save first and then then split. We went with a partner and then we had to go save people and it was crazy. There were burnt people, people missing limbs and a heap of other things. So once we fixed them up we all had to clean everything like the fake wounds and all the other props as well.

pm class

For our pm class we had personal prep and in that class all we did was finish off work which was good to have. I worked on my passport and started to clean all the clothes that we were given at the start. I was doing my passport for about an hour or so then I was cleaning my room for a bit and then I did my washing. That was about all I did in the class so I was happy and I also listened to some music. We were also allowed to download the stuff off our computers like all the photos and that other stuff which was good. Because I was student leader today a kid called Jack and I (not Jack Lehmann) another kid called Jack and we did some games for our community goal. I think that was a lot of fun and when we got to the third game which was tug of war we sort of broke two ropes which was funny to watch. I was the judge with Jack and we had two games going at once which was good and at the end everyone was happy and we got to go outside and play some games. so that was my day. 

By Jordan- Mortlake




Jake's Ate Steps to Leadership Print E-mail

Quote of the Day:

“Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.” ~ Conor McGregor (Ultimate Fighting Champion)

Morning class: Reintegration Day/Final Comments- in this class we talked about how we felt about going home. We did a few activities where we got a question and we were put in groups to answer them. We also answered questions for what we predict our future to be in 10 years. We also did a run through of the departure ceremony and worked out what we are saying.

Afternoon class: Great Race- we did our final expo team challenge. We went around the school and did 12 activities which involved teamwork. Some of the activities included; setting up a tent with a blindfold on, climbing under things, setting up a wooden tripod with logs and my personal favorite where we climb under a rubber fence with the sprinkler on so it was muddy. No teams got around to completing all activities but they all gave it their best shot which was great to see.

Last night’s class: Leadership Options- we had a class where our principal Mr. Reeves talked to us about the different paths we could choose for our future. He also talked about the ate steps of leadership. Yes, you read that last part correctly. The ate steps of leadership were aviate which is to know what you are doing, navigate which is to know where you are going and communicate which is about talking. He compared being a leader to flying a plane as you need to know what you are doing. He also said that the most important thing about being a leader is listening to others. We also wrote a letter to ourselves about going home which we will get in term 2. At the end of the class he said that we could now “sleep the sleep of the just and the good” which meant something about justice or something. It was a good class to listen to.

Spirit Spot: The sky is bright blue with a few clouds. The sun is shining over the sand. It is hot but there are light winds blowing. The ocean is very blue and the waves are of a medium height. Birds are tweeting. My spirit spot has always been peaceful for me and I will be sad to leave it behind.

Jake- Carrum Downs




Quinn's Learning How to Save Our Oceans Print E-mail

Quote of the Day

"I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking."  ~ David Bowie.

Today was a pretty relaxed day. For AM class today we had a "Going Home" lesson which is a passport section. We were told that we need to write about what we are going to do in terms of goals when we return home. We needed to write about long term goals and short term goals and how we may be able to achieve this and how we may use skills from snowy to help or assist this. It was a pretty relaxed class, which was nice. I finished early and got to work on my POL as well. For PM class we had guest speaker Anthony Hill come in and talk to us about plastics pollution in the ocean. He talked to use about how much plastic ends up in the oceans and how it never goes away. Animals mistake it for food and other things and end up seriously injured or even dead. We also learnt about how we can help or change this. We can do things like using eco-friendly shopping bags and stop using the plastic ones at supermarkets. We can also donate to different organizations that help to try and stop plastic pollution. At the end of the lesson we travelled to the beach where we searched the beach and rock pools for plastic, glass or anything that wasn't natural. It was nice at the end because I felt like I helped out the ocean in a way. It may have been small but the smallest things can make a difference.

Quinn's Learning How to Save Our Oceans

For last nights "class" we had formal night. Formal night was tons of fun. All the guys got dressed un in nice shirts and ties. We had lots of fun even before it began. Formal night started with a three course meal organized by the cooking committee. For entre we had potato and leek soup. For main we had lasagne and for dessert we had chocolate ripple cake. All of the meals were nice and it was a good way to start formal night. For the rest of the night we played fun games and danced. The highlight was when we had the dance off between the boys and the girls. It was really intense and in the end the boys brought it home, beating the girls.

By Quinn, Bellarine




Jack - Last Student Leader Print E-mail

Quote of the day

"If one day the speed kills me, don't cry because I was smiling." ~ Paul Walker

This is one of the last days that we will ever have at Snowy River and it was also the day I was student leader for the last time. I felt that I definitely improved on my skills from the time that I was first student leader especially with my listening viewing and responding. At 7:30 Jordan and I went to the morning meeting where we discussed with Mr. Pfanner our global issue and also the community goal. As for our global issue we talked about extreme heat rises in some parts of the arctic which went up by an average of 16 degrees. What we thought this meant to the community was that global warming is becoming a real problem and it’s affecting the indigenous people, the land, and also all of the wildlife which require a specific habitat to live in. We also talked about our community goal, we decide that we wanted to do something fun and enjoyable which got everyone involved. We intertwined games with the community walk that we do every Wednesday. After we wrote in the rest of the student leader sheet we did a video conference with the Gnurad-Gundidj campus and Alpine Campus (the other two School for Student Leadership campuses). We listened to the other two groups presentations and then we presented our own. I believe that we did really well with our speech as we spoke clearly and we kept great eye contact to our audience.  

A.M. Class

For our A.M class we had first aid scenarios which was ran by Mrs. Francis and she told us about what we would be doing which was acting out first aid scenes where one group was the injured and the other group was to respond to them our group started off as the people who were responding to the situation. As we walked down we saw that there was a car accident and there were many people with various different types of injury's such as spinal, head, lacerations, amputation etc. After the group had all been treated we swapped roles and the other group got ready to be the responders. We got ready to be the injured. My role was to have my whole body burnt and also a spinal injury as our scenario was an exploding gas tank.

After we finished this activity and packed everything away​ I went and washed all of the fake blood off my body.

P.M. ​​Class

In our P.M. class we had personal prep where we worked to catch up on  anything that we had been falling behind on so I worked on my Passport and Weebly. I got a lot done during this lesson as I stayed focused during the whole lesson. Once I completed my top priorities which was passport I started doing washing as the teachers said we needed to start washing all of our gear. Today was also the day that I started packing because this is our fourth last day which is sad but I have enjoyed every bit of it and every challenge that has been thrown at me.

Jack - Last Student Leader

Yesterday’s Evening Class​​

​Last night’s even class was great for everyone. We had gender night where we split off into groups of males and females. At the start of the lesson we were shown a video which discussed troubles that males face every day such as being told to be a real man. After the video had finished we all discussed whether any of the topics in the video applied to us and we all agreed that there is no definition of a real man and that we are who we are no matter what anyone else says.

Community Walk

Today for the community walk we decided to do a lot of games for the community to have fun playing. we chose Poison Ball, Caterpillar, Tug of War​​ and basketball knockout. I think everyone had fun and I believe that Jordan and I did a great job of explaining the games to everyone. But there were a few mistakes such as when we were playing tug of war, the rope accidentally snapped and caused everyone to tumble to the ground and even after that the second rope snapped as well.

WWW.Now What?

The activity was first aid scenarios where we portrayed both the injured and the first aiders. I learnt how to treat multiple different injuries and we also learnt about priorities when it comes to first aid situation and we were taught that it is always yourself, then everyone around you and then the patient. I felt really good after the activity as it was both educational and fun. I can apply this learning in the future to any first aid situation that I come across. ​​​ 

By Jack, Snowy River Campus Student

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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.
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