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Throughout the term a number of Parent Bulletins and Letters are made available to Parents in the form of letters that provide an insight into the School for Student Leadership program.

Parents of Term 1 Students 2018 will receive several letters throughout the coming term.

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    3rd Letter Home - 22 May 2018

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    Second Letter Home - Tuesday May 22 2018

    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, the first expedition groups have headed-out and returned. They have bushwalked along the nearby coastal bluffs of Cape Conran camping out at the beautiful Dock Inlet, 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 estuarine 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.

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    VISITING WEEKEND

    The Visiting Weekend is rapidly approaching. You may pick up your son/ daughter at 9.00am, Saturday 26 May and return them no later than 4.00pm Sunday 27 May. 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 this weekend is about spending quality time with your son or 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.

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    Arrival Day - First letter Home 22 April 2018

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    Arrival Day at the Snowy River Campus!

    Sunday April 22 2018
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    Welcome to the community of the Snowy River Campus for our Term 2 10 week program. SSL program.

    During the course of the next 10 weeks we shall be emailing you a number of times. These emails will also be posted on our website and a student blog will be enabled for you to see and read about current and daily events. The content of the communications is to assist you with your side of the Snowy River Campus Experience. The emails will not necessarily deal with individuals and their achievements, but more about the living and learning process all students will be undertaking. We want to provide you with some early reminders and information for your arrival day and to perhaps help you on your return and continued journey. We hope to post images on Facebook from time-to-time as well.

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    Students are involved in a number of important processes this term; discovering their learning preferences, expeditions, working with a local primary school, hosting a range of guests, developing an Individual Learning Plan, developing a personal passport of their learning, presentation of their learning (POL) and ultimately a Community Learning Project presentation afternoon for important school and community leaders.

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