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Teams in Residence -Term 3 2014

Schools teams in attendance at GNURAD-GUNDIDJ during Term 3 2014 are from:

  • Fitzroy High School
  • Edenhope College
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Werrimull P-12 College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • Tyrell College
  • Gisborne Secondary College
  • Kerang Technical High School
  • Birchip P-12 College

July 20 (Student Arrival) - September 20 2014 (Student Departure)

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17

Aug

Melbourne Girls College - Media Release

Melbourne Girls College - Media Release

Our highlight for this week:
Our highlight for this week was completing the challenging but rewarding task of Expo 1.

Our favourite class for this week:
Our favourite class this week was movie/animation. It was a lot of fun and we all worked together really well.

What we are looking forward to next week:
We are looking forward to our first surf lesson and learning some new skills.

Our quote for this week:
‘We’re all stories in the end, so make it a good one, eh?’
– BBC’s Doctor Who

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Parents Bulletins & Letters - No.2

Parent Bulletin - No 2Second Letter from the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus and Community

Welcome again to the Gnurad Gundidj Campus. Here we are after more than two weeks 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.

Soon the students will head out on expeditions for the first time. I am sure this will challenge many of them, as it involves long distance bike touring and camping overnight. They have undertaken some terrific team building activities, such as “bridge building” where the team construct a bridge to rescue stranded figurines. I know the students enjoy learning in these practical and hands-on ways. I also note how much the students enjoy using their laptop computers and hope you have received lots of emails (or “real” letters, which I might add are highly valued by our students) and maybe some photos about their life here at Noorat and the surrounding lakes and craters!

Other classes they have undertaken include team work on their Community Learning Project, individual and team thinking and learning profiles, learning about the daily reflection time (DEAR; drop everything and reflect) and lessons about the personal learning interviews and passports. The passport is their “report”, and the students develop and build this as they progress their way through the time and experience here.

Michael Castersen

 

03

Aug

Edenhope College Team Report

Highlight for this week:
Our highlight for this week was succeeding in building our bridge with team work and not many arguments.

Favourite class for this week:
Our favourite class this week was Expo Skills, even though we had to come back because of the weather. We got to cook our own lunch on the trangias.

What we’re looking forward to next week:
We are looking forward to Expo 1 next week.

Our quote of the week:
‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.
– Winston Churchill

Edenhope College - Media Release

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29

Jul

Fitzroy High - Team's Media Release

Fitzroy High School

Highlight for this week:

We were all really proud of ourselves when we reached the top of Mount Noorat. It was a beautiful day and the view was absolutely amazing.

Favourite class of the week:

Our favourite class of the week was Intro to Bikes because we got to ride around the local area with some of our new friends. We also had some ramps set up which was pretty sweet.

What we’re looking forward to next week:

We’re looking forward to Expo Skills because we are all excited for Expo 1 and we want to know how to cook in the bush. Expo skills should be a pretty interesting class.

Our quote of the week:

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
– Frank Scully

We chose this quote because it symbolises all of us taking risks by coming out here and making friends.

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Gnurad Gundidj Campus
Snowy River Campus
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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.