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Teams in Residence - Term 1 2019

School Teams attending the SNOWY RIVER CAMPUS in Term 1 2019

Northern Metro Region

  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Coburg High School
  • Pascoe Vale Girls College
  • Viewbank College

Loddon Mallee Region 

  • Wycheproof Secondary College
  • Boort District P12 School
  • Tyrrell College
  • Murrayville Community College.

The Term 1 2019 School for Student Leadership program at the Snowy River Campus commences:
- Sunday 3 February 2019 (Student Arrival) Concludes: – Saturday 6 April 2019 (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 2019

"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 6 April.

Reminder: Departure Day

Don’t forget that you are invited to be a part of the Departure Ceremony.
Be here seated by 9.30am (no later and enjoy seeing the development of your child) on Saturday 6 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.

Some parents and families may wish to make arrangements for their son’s/daughter’s to travel home alone, on alternative transport or with other families. The tone and type of departure and the ability of parents to participate in that symbolic gesture are, from our experience, incredibly powerful and necessary components of the experience. As the Departure Day (6 April) approaches, some parents, guardians and families may wish to make arrangements for their son’s/daughter’s to travel home alone on alternative transport or with other families. Please email Mrs Morton, Office Manager on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need to complete the Unsupervised Travel form, and email it back.

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)

 
Parents Bulletins & Letters - No.3

Parent Bulletin - No. 3Third letter home to parents and guardians of Snowy River Campus,
Term 1 Students - 4 March 2019

Third Letter Home from the Snowy River Campus - Monday 4 March 2019

Hello again from the community of the Snowy River Campus! We are still flat out here and going strong. By the time you read this, students have completed their first expedition. They have bushwalked along the nearby coastal bluffs of Cape Conran camping out at the beautiful Banksia Bluff and have ridden bikes back to our campus, putting into practice all the skills learned in their expedition preparation sessions. The students were well prepared and so full of excitement, apprehension, “coolness” and worry, all mixed into one! I know, however, that what they will learn through their undertaking will put them in great stead. One of the concepts we use in designing our type of education experience is to move from the known to the unknown. In moving to, and living at, the Snowy River Campus, students initially are in a much unknown environment (socially, physically, emotionally, geographically and so on), which they soon become comfortable and familiar with. I am sure this is conveyed in correspondence, and will be obvious at the visiting weekend. The expeditions are another move from known to unknown, from the known existence of the Snowy River Campus into the wild coastal environment and with lightweight tents. The next expedition will be largely canoe-based on the wonderful Snowy River environment. The challenges are new and different to the first expedition. It is a very deliberate part of the process of learning both leadership skills and to be enterprising.

VISITING WEEKEND REMINDERS

The visiting weekend is rapidly approaching. You may pick up your son/daughter at 9.00am Saturday 9 March and return them no later than 4.00pm Sunday 10 March. If you need to drop your child off earlier than midday on the Sunday please inform the campus and we will make the necessary arrangements. Remember the weekend is about spending quality time with your son/daughter, enjoying their company and encouraging them to share their experiences thus far. We strongly recommend only immediate family members be a part of this reunion.

Mark Reeves (Principal) & Robyn Francis (Campus Principal - Snowy River Campus)
 
Parents Bulletins & Letters - No.2

Parent Bulletin 22nd Letter Home from the Snowy River Campus, 14 February 2019

Letter Snapshot: Settled in and travelling well.

Welcome again to the Snowy River Campus. Here we are after more than a week already. Time has flown by and I am really pleased with how things are progressing at our school.

Homesickness is a normal emotion at this time in the program, although it does tend to diminish. If you think that your son or daughter is still unreasonably homesick, do call us and we can compare notes, so to speak. None of us can really predict how this anxiety may manifest itself. Our staff members really do make a priority of ensuring students’ wellbeing during these first, more unsettled weeks; they will give you a normal call in the next week. How are you coping with being “son or daughter sick”?

We have lots of experience from fifteen years at the Alpine School at Dinner Plain and our 10 years’ experience here. This helps us understand about students in schools like this one. We normally see in our students in their first week of living here being very concerned with self. They often ask, “When is dinner? Or “Where do I wash my clothes?” On the inside, we feel students are asking, “Who are my friends and how do I fit? Does she like me or what does he think about me?” They are concerned about “me”. This is a very egocentric period. After this normal and possibly “selfish” time, students find themselves comfortable with this day-to-day concern, and tend to identify with their team very strongly: “I belong to ‘Mallacoota P-12” or ‘Doveton College’, or “I am a country/city person”. Students tend to be placing themselves in a category so they can find their position in a “new social/school order”. They tend to cluster with familiar friends.

Continued... Read the Full Letter 2

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

 
2019 Important Dates - School for Student Leadership - Snowy River Campus

2019 SSL - Snowy River Campus Program Key Dates

Year Term DET Staff Start SSL Staff Start SSL Student Start PV Weekend CLP Day

Student Departure

Staff Finish Date DET Finish Date
2019 1 29 Jan 29 Jan 3 Feb 9-10 Mar 29 Mar 6 April 6 April 5 April
  2 23 April 23 April 28 April 1-2 June 21 June 29 Jun 29 Jun 28 June
  3 15 July 15 July 21 July 24-25 Aug 13 Sept 21 Sept 21 Sept 20 Sept
  4 7 Oct 7 Oct 13 Oct 16-17 Nov 6 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec 20 Dec

Expressions close last week of term 2 in the year prior to the program.
Notification will be given in term 3 of the year prior to the program.
Community Information evening conducted as time and local requirements dictate in the term prior to program.

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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.