Teams in Residence -Term 3 2016

Schools teams in attendance at GNURAD-GUNDIDJ during Term 3 2016 are from:

  • Robinvale College
  • Boort Secondary College
  • Koorie Academy of Excellence
  • Kyabram P-12
  • Viewbank College
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Epping Secondary College
  • Tyrell College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • Reservoir High School
  • Melbourne Girls College

Term 3 2016 SSL program at the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus starts on Sunday 17 July 2016 (Student Arrival) and concludes – 17 September 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!"

Third Letter Home - 18 August 2016

Hello again from the community of the Gnurad Gundidj Campus! What a busy term we have had already. 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 between 9.00am & 10.00am Saturday 20th August and returned at 4pm on Sunday 21st August. The Campus will be vacant outside of these hours.

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




Boort SC - Media Release

Term 3, 2016 - Boort SC Media Release

Hello everyone! It is Zailey, Molly, Kaitlyn and Rory, giving you the first update.

We decided to focus on a single day of the week, we had Bridge Building first up. One of the less successful bridges to be constructed sadly. The construction part was very good, but during the photoshoot, one of the supporting logs had other ideas. Such as breaking at its base, making lots of people wet, and making an interesting before and after of two images! Later that day, we had our first dress up night. We were meant to come dressed in our sports gear, boys came in their finest tiny shirts and shorts. Some came in suits and skins, others borrowed sports bras from girls! Molly and Rory dressed in their cycling attire, Kaitlyn dressed as an 80's inspired sports model and Zailey came in her normal sports outfit, skins and a shirt. We participated in activities, including a spelling bee and a fitness instruction video, with a very over the top instructor!

I hope we gave you a bit of insight into how our second week at Gnurad Gundidj has been. We hope for more weeks like this to come. See you all later!!!!!

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School For Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) 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.