Lakes Entrance Students 'Growing Together' Print E-mail

Lakes Entrance Students Jaime-Lee and Mingara Lakes Entrance Secondary College students Jamie-Lee Munro and Mingara Wandin recently joined 40 Year 9 students from all around Victoria to complete a nine week residential leadership program at the School for Students Leadership – Snowy River Campus in Marlo.

The program focuses on personal development, leadership, teamwork and students participate in a variety of challenging activities. The curriculum includes both indoor and outdoor classes such as beliefs and values, first aid, thinking and learning, living sustainably, indigenous perspectives, peer skills, coastal environment, hiking, surfing and canoeing.

Students are selected based upon their Community Learning Project which they manage before, during and after attending the Snowy River Campus. Community Learning Projects are created by the students to benefit an area in their home community which they feel needs their support.

Jamie-Lee and Mingara designed a project called ‘Growing Together’ which involved planting indigenous plants at Lakes Entrance Secondary College with the help of Grade 6 and Year 7 students and they have almost completed the final stage. Each garden bed represents a different Gunai/Kurnai clan and ancestor poles have been made which will soon be placed in each bed.

The girls have put in a huge effort to complete this project and have been fantastic role models to the rest of their school community.

For a great opportunity to learn more about the Snowy River Campus Program and the Community Learning Projects currently being developed, please come along to our next CLP Presentations on Saturday the 28th of November. Contact Fi or Selina on 5154 8552 if you would like to know more.


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.


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 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.