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Teams in Residence -Term 4 2019

School Teams attending the GNURAD-GUNDIDJ CAMPUS in Term 4 2019

  • Mt Alexander 7-12 College
  • Goroke P12 College
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College
  • Belmont High School
  • Mt Rowan Secondary College
  • Ararat Community College
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
  • KAE
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Donald High School

Term 4 2019 School for Student Leadership program at Gnurad-Gundidj Campus commences:
- Sunday 13 October 2019 (Student Arrival)
– Saturday 14 December 2019 (Student Departure)

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Parents Bulletins & Letters - No 4

Parent Bulletin - No 4Fourth Letter from the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus and Community

Fourth letter home to Parents of Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Students Term 4
- 21st November 2019

Hello again! I trust you all enjoyed your 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 14th December, 2019.

Gnurad-Gundidj Students - Term 4 2019

The time following 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. That lack of communication is perhaps one aspect of the “immersion”. Be assured; in our experience it is normal and it is not about deliberately keeping you uninformed! For those of us who have experienced the monosyllabic “grunt” responses from teenagers (you know the ones, Q: “how was your day at school?” A: “Good” in a muffled, sandwich-eating way as more food is grazed from the fridge…), ANY form of communication is a bonus! No news is, truly and often, good news! If there is an issue, we will definitely call you!

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 (Principal) and Sean Fitzpatrick (Campus Principal)

CLP Projects - Term 4 2019

During Term 4 2019, the following Community Learning Projects (CLPs) related to their school and home communities will be developed and then undertaken by each of the School Teams as part of the School for Leadership program at Gnurad-Gundidj Campus.

Mt Alexander Mental Health Awareness Why?
Raise awareness for mental health and to keep the younger generation healthy and fit.
A day of rotating workshops, including sports, team building activities and mural painting.
Ararat Run for Hope Why?
We have personal connections with people and family in our community with mental disorders.

Our key event will be an organised fun run.
Maribyrnong MND Big Freeze Why?
To raise awareness and money for the MND foundation, as some of us have a personal connection with MND.

Big Freeze Slide, activities, food stalls, tournaments, casual clothes day, gold coin donations, potentially high profile sporting personalities in attendance, guest speakers.
Belmont Drug Awareness Why?
To make students aware of what drugs can do to younger people

Speaking at assembly and showing a clip/video
Mt Rowan Bootscoot Boogie Why?
Raising funds for drought relief

Dance (country music theme)
Goroke P-12 Community Fun Run Why?
To get the community together and support the local sporting clubs.

A fun run event with food and drinks raising money for the local sporting clubs, which will be used for painting courts, repairs, etc.
Hoppers Crossing Feeding the Homeless Why?
To raise awareness of the homeless shelters in our area and reduce food insecurity for the homeless.

Collecting canned food at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College and then donating to local homeless shelters.
KAE Indigenous Calendar Why?
To raise money and awareness of important indigenous events

Family Day to sell our calendars
Daylesford Little-lympics Why?
To boost social networks and build community

An event to connect the Year 7’s at an early stage of high school
Donald Living History Why?
To brighten peoples day; it gives something for the elderly to look forward to and helps build empathy in young people.

Going to the Goodwin Village to visit the elderly and interview them about their lives. Students will then create a poster that celebrates their life and then present the finished projects to the elderly.
Term 4 2019 - Curriculum Program and Timetable
What's On in Term 4?

The Program Timetable details the NINE week program at the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus for students participating in Term 4 2019.

This has been included to assist liaison teachers, schools, families and the community to stay in touch with what students are doing on a day to day basis. The Term Timetable also highlights how the day unfolds for students.

Gnurad-Gundidj Campus 2019 Term 4 Program & Timetable
Welcome to Term 4 2019 Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Students

Gnurad-Gundidj Campus has welcomed the arrival of Year 9 students from the following School teams to start their School for Student Leadership Program in Term 4, 2019

  • Mt Alexander 7-12 College
  • Goroke P12 College
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College
  • Belmont High School
  • Mt Rowan Secondary College
  • Ararat Community College
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
  • KAE
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Donald High School

Walk to Mt Noorat - Team 1B

Term 4 2019 School for Student Leadership program at Gnurad-Gundidj Campus commenced:
- Sunday 13 October 2019 (Student Arrival) and concludes on Saturday 14 December 2019 (Student Departure)

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 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.