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Teams in Residence -Term 1 2014

Schools teams in attendance at GNURAD-GUNDIDJ during Term 1 2014 are from:

  • Footscray City College
  • Horsham SC
  • Hoppers Crossing SC
  • Ballarat SC Wendouree
  • Williamstown HS
  • Phoenix P12 College
  • Keilor Downs College
  • Goroke P12 College

February 2 (Student Arrival)
- April 5, 2014 (Student Departure)

Video - Wannik Koorie Partnership

Wannik Video







Parents Bulletins & Letters - No 4

Fourth letter home to Parents of Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Students Term 1
- Monday 12th March 2014

Hello again! I trust you all enjoyed your the Parent Visiting Weekend. I have heard the usual (for us) mixed reports from your sons and daughters about the weekend, 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 Gnurad 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 5th April 2014.

The time following Parents Visiting Weekend is, in our experience, a time when the communication may further decrease, perhaps after an initial “flurry” of correspondence just after the weekend. I am not sure if it has been the case with you? It is almost as if students need to see their parents again just to make sure everything is still okay at home so they can have “permission” to really immerse themselves in the final weeks.

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 Gnurad.

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

Mark Reeves and Michael Castersen




2B Students build bridges and feed cows

A day of bike riding, and hiking outside whilst students inside work on Peer Skills and Thinking and Learning!

2B Student Activities
VIEW IMAGE GALLERY of Term 1 - 2B Students
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 Early Childhood Development 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". It opened for students in term 1 2009.