Time Flies! Print E-mail
Written by Jesse K, Snowy River Student, Term 2 2011   

Jesse KOn the 16th of May, I was student leader for the first time. It didn’t run as smoothly as I’d hoped, and we also forgot to do the morning headcount. Woops. But apart from that my time here has been great. I’ve settled in well and made lots of new friends.

I’ve only been here just over 2 weeks and it feels like forever. It feels like I’ve known all my peers for a lot longer than 2 weeks, which is great.

I’ve been active every morning by getting up at 6:30 with a couple of mates and running laps around the campus. Even -1 degree weather couldn’t stop us this morning. ☺ One of my personal goals is to get fit and to be able to do 50 continues push ups. So far I have felt myself become a lot fitter, my push ups and sit ups every morning and night have helped a lot too. The food here is spectacular, there have only been about 2 things that I haven’t liked and the rest has been magnificent. I’ve become very healthy here thanks to my new diet, and I think I’ve lost about 1-2kgs of fat, which is awesome. I’ve also been drinking about 3 litres of water a day, which is good for you, according to the urine sheet in our toilets.

The activities I’ve done so far have been Bridge Building, Surfing, and Expo Skills. Surfing was fantastic because we had huge waves, and I stood up for the first time. Bridge Building was very challenging, but our team pulled it together and found our way across to the treasure. Then, Expo Skills wasn’t overly the best, but I guess we need to know how to do the things when we go on our 1st Expo soon, so that taught us a few things. Overall my time here has been outstanding and I hope the time goes really slow, because these 2 and a half weeks have flown by, which isn’t good.

Jesse K – Horsham College, Term 2 2011.


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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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