Gnurad-Gundidj Lessons
Film Bios: ‘M’ rated Movies Print E-mail

Starting in 2015, we will be showing some M-rated films to students. For this we require a new M-Rated Film consent form to be filled out by all parents and for them to read a short bio of each film which has been included below.

All chosen movies have been reviewed by teaching staff and deemed appropriate for use in our program. We will provide adult supervision while screening movies and review movies with students if/as necessary. By law, adult supervision is recommended while screening M-rated movies for any person less than 15 years of age.

  • Into the Wild
  • Freedom Writers
  • White Squall
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Go Back to Where you Came From
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Castaway
  • Seven Pounds
  • Coach Carter
  • Pursuit of Happyness
  • Tomorrow When the War Began
Read On to View Each Film Bio
Gnurad Lessons - An Overview Print E-mail

This section highlights a number of the unique lessons students get to experience at the Gnurad Gundidj Campus. In designing the local curriculum we have aimed to select classes which are relevant, enjoyable, engaging and integrated with learning from the core School for Student Leadership educational program.

Our unique program at Gnurad focuses on engaging the students in activities which allow them to explore and learn about the local environment and cultures; both indigenous and non-indigenous. Gaining a sense of belonging in local places through knowledge and experience is a key learning outcome.

Providing safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences which facilitate the practical application of knowledge gained from Thinking and Learning, Peer Skills, Leadership and Teamwork classes is another primary objective of the localised program.

Gnurad Lessons - Animation Print E-mail

 Animation @ GnuradDuring their stay at Gnurad, the students are exposed to a range of different multimedia and technology to aid their presentation skills. One of the more popular classes is the animation class. During this workshop, students are exposed to a range of animation techniques and resources, such as claymation, hand drawn flip book animation and stop-motion animation.

Gnurad Lessons - Bike Riding Print E-mail

At Gnurad Gundidj our state of the art Avanti Montari touring bikes allow us to have all sorts of adventures throughout the Western districts. 

Firstly, the students complete a half-day Cycle-On Bike Ed lesson, which gives them all the basic skills to control a bike and ride in group formations. Students also complete a comprehensive servicing and maintenance induction and receive certification for their efforts. Once complete, the students can ride on a range of roads, trails and tracks throughout the surrounding countryside.

Gnurad Lessons - Bridge Building Print E-mail

One of the initial team activities undertaken at  Gnurad Gundidj is known as “Bridge Building”. During this activity, the team are challenged to build a stable bridge which will allow the whole group to get out to an island and rescue some rare endangered species.

Bridge building is often the first point during the term when the students begin to feel comfortable with their new team mates, and as such, an essential bond within the group forms.


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School For Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education 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 four 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". The fourth and most recently opened campus is Don Valley Campus, situated on land that was once known as Haining Farm in the Yarra Ranges.
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.