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Teams in Residence - Term 1 2017

School Teams attending the SNOWY RIVER CAMPUS in Term 1 2017 are from:

Southern Metro Region

  • Dandenong High School
  • Doveton Secondary College
  • Sandringham Secondary College
  • Rosebud Secondary College

Gippsland Region

  • Mallacoota P12 College
  • Wonthaggi Secondary College
  • Swifts Creek P12 School
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College

The Term 1 2017 SSL program at the Snowy River Campus runs Sunday 5 February 2017 (Student Arrival) – Saturday 1 April 2017 (Student Departure)

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Parents Bulletins & Letters - No 4

Fourth letter home to Parents of Snowy River Campus Students Term 1
- 15 March 2017

Halfway!

Hello again! I trust you all enjoyed your Visiting Weekend. I have heard the usual (for us) mixed reports from your sons and daughters about the week, but more good than otherwise, which is totally normal! Some said, “It was great to see mum and dad, but I couldn’t wait to get back “HOME…!”And the home they refer to is ....sorry to say this…here. You need to be assured that the time of real settlement at Snowy is now happening for your son or daughter. Paradoxically, the time of departure is also fast approaching. I am sure you will notice the difference in your son or daughter between the recent visit and the conclusion on Saturday 19th September?

Don’t forget that you are invited to be a part of the Departure Ceremony. Be here between 9.00am and 9.30am (no later please as we will lock the doors and drop the blinds ready to start our ceremony at 9.30am sharp) on Saturday 1st April seated and ready to watch your child’s documentary, the presentation of certificates and student reflections on the term and the student farewell story read by staff.

Our students share with us that the time here is going too fast for them; but we know as adults know that life seems to do just that!

With every good wish.
On behalf of the team of staff at Snowy.

[This is a snapshot of the most recent letter - please download and read the letter for full information]

Mark Reeves (Principal) & Robyn Francis (Campus Principal - Snowy River Campus)

 
Victoria's wilderness School for Student Leadership set to be expanded after 'excellent outcomes'

The School for Student Leadership Program and Year 9 students at the Snowy River Campus featured in a segment on ABC News, aired Sunday March 5, 2017.
A full article was also published online at ABC.net.au

ABC News | Sun March 05 2017, by Jessica Longbottom

A wilderness adventure experience for Victorian public school students has been so successful it looks set to be expanded, giving more teenagers the chance to learn outdoor and leadership skills.

The Victorian Government is looking at establishing two new School for Student Leadership campuses in the Yarra Valley and the Grampians

They would be in addition to the three existing campuses: at Marlo in far east Gippsland, Mount Noorat in the western districts and Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps.

There are no regular classes at the schools. Instead, the students participate in outdoor activities, classes on problem solving and leadership activities.

"If building other campuses was driven by data alone, then we would have ten more campuses," Marlo campus principal Robyn Francis said.

The outcomes for our students are excellent

Approximately 540 year nine students are selected from public schools around the state every year to attend one of the campuses for approximately ten weeks. However that only works out to roughly 2 per cent of Victorian public school year nine students.

But give them an opportunity to do something for someone else and watch them shine. They're fantastic.

Read the full Article Online at ABC.net.au:
"Victoria's wilderness School for Student Leadership set to be expanded after 'excellent outcomes'"

 
Gnurad Gundidj Campus
Snowy River Campus
The Alpine School Campus

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 three 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".
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Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Bidawel and Gundijmara people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campuses are 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.