Teams in Residence -Term 2 2016

Schools teams in attendance at GNURAD-GUNDIDJ during Term 2 2016 are from:

  • Camperdown College
  • Western Heights College
  • Dromana College
  • Derrinallum P-12
  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Edenhope College
  • Kaniva College
  • Hopetoun College
  • Horsham College
  • Mordialloc College
  • Lake Bolac P-12
  • Warracknabeal College

17 April 2016 (Student Arrival) – 25 June 2016 (Student Departure)

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Parents Bulletins & Letters - No.3

Parent Bulletin - No 3Third Letter from the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus and Community

"Hello Again!"

Letter 3 from Gnurad-Gundidj Campus for parents of Term 2 students, Wednesday 18th May 2016

By the time you read this, the first expedition groups have headed-out and returned. They have ridden around our local Lakes and Craters environment, camping out at Glenfyne and put 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 Gnurad Gundidj 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 visiting weekend is this weekend and we look forward to seeing you here. Can I stress that it is a family occasion, for parents’ benefit, and should be limited to immediate family members. Your sons and daughters can be collected from 9am and 10am on Saturday 21st May and returned at 4pm on Sunday 22nd May. The Campus will be vacant outside of these hours.

Mark Reeves (Principal, School for Student Leadership) and Michael Castersen (Campus Principal - Gnurad-Gundidj Campus)




Kaniva Media Release - A Week in Review

Term 2, 2016 - Kaniva College Media Release

A couple of highlights from this week have been canoeing and going on expo. This has been enjoyable because it is helping us out with our outdoor skills and we are learning more and more each day.

The most interesting class throughout the week has been First Aid because we now know how to treat burns, fractures, broken bones and blisters. We have also learnt more about CPR and DRSABCD.

What we are looking forward to in the next few weeks are “Gender Day” and Surfing. “Gender Day” is where the school separates into gender groups and go on a day trip together.

Our favourite quote is :“We are tomorrow's past” ~ Mary Webb

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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".
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.