Our Favourite Thing So Far ... Print E-mail
Written by Tylah and Rhiannon, Snowy Students, Term 2 2011   

Our time here so far has been absolutely amazing. We have done so many activities here that we would never have been able to do anywhere else.

My favourite thing (Rhiannon) that we have done so far would definitely have to be surfing or Expo One. I loved doing surfing because in 2 lessons I was able to stand up and in 3 I could turn, and my dad has been trying to make that happen for the last 3 years. Expo was amazing, because I didn’t think I was going to be able to hike 8km across a beach and then back another 8km through bush, but I did. I can’t believe that we are halfway through the program already! I have done so many amazing things like bridge building and orienteering which I have never done before. When it comes time to leave, I don’t think I’m going to want to leave because everyone here will be like family to me, and I won’t want to leave them. I have loved every minute of being here.

My favourite activity (Tylah) would have to be surfing and caving so far. Surfing was amazing the waves were perfect and I stood up in the first lesson, I was pretty proud of myself. Caving was really good because being next to the cave entrance you think, ‘I won’t be able to fit or this is too scary’, but it’s not and it was amazing. I also got the added bonus of getting really muddy. In the cave there is a place called the mail box and the reason it’s called the mail box is because it’s really flat and you have to slide down like a letter in a mail box and it’s was really fun. Also in the cave it’s was so muddy so nearly everyone slipped and I got it all over my face. It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. Snowy life is really good, everyone is so nice and it feels like a second home. We get to go everywhere and do heaps of activities and all in the space of nine weeks. By the time we have to leave we won’t want to because we’ll be having too much fun and we’ll miss everyone too much. We’re halfway now and we hope that the next few weeks won’t go too quickly!

Love Tylah and Rhiannon


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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.