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Term 1, 2011

08

Apr

Metaphor about my Journey at Gnurad-Gundidj Print E-mail

The Candle and its flame

The candle’s flame was small and the wind would blow against it vigorously and unrelentlessly. The flame blew from side to side as wave by wave of the cool air would clash against the warm fire. After relentless barrages of piercing winds the breeze finally died down and the flame was given a chance to grow. The flame stood tall, confident but most of all eager. The flame grew too big and the wax which had once made the foundations to support the flame started to melt, crumble then crack. The flame rapidly got out of control and it sought out any material, any object, anything that stood in its path and before anyone could realise the flame had become a deadly blaze. In a burst of adrenaline the fire fighters scurried to the blaze. When all the smoke, ash and embers were under control the fire-fighter lifted up the candle and sculpted the still wet wax into the shape of a stronger, smarter candle. It was left upon the candle whether it would dry in the newly formed shape. The fire-fighter then lit the candle and walked off.

Elijah, North Geelong Secondary College, Term 1 2011,

 

06

Apr

CLP Day Print E-mail

Wow, today was so hectic; it was CLP day. We’ve been working so hard on our projects but once we stopped cleaning and getting ready and we greeted the guests that arrived all our nerves disappeared and turned into excitement.

The day ran really well and smoothly and everyone had a great time. Everyone is so proud of themselves and should be, the presentations had so many different creative ideas, it was really awesome to watch and be a part of.

Kim.M Term 1 2011

 

30

Mar

Mt Sugarloaf Explore Print E-mail
Mt Sugarloaf
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29

Mar

Big Kahuna lunch extravaganza Print E-mail
Big Kahuna burger’s new franchise at Gnurad Gundidj sponsored an outdoor BBQ lunch at Gnurad Gundidj today. Staff wore customised costumes and served delicious burgers to our students who appreciated them immensely. Here are some photos ... Big Kahuna Lunch
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28

Mar

Apple Crumble with Anna, Laura and Anna Print E-mail

Apple Crumble

Anna, Laura & Anna

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28

Mar

Dry Stone Walling with Max and Corey Print E-mail

Dry Stone Walling

Max and Corey

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14

Mar

Photo Blog Slideshow by Lachlan Print E-mail
Lachlan Photo Blog
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13

Mar

2b - Photography with North Geelong and Rosebud Print E-mail
2B Photography with David Tatnall
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13

Mar

1b - Bike and Surf Day - Video Shorts Print E-mail

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12

Mar

1b - Bike and Surf Day with Warrnambool, Mortlake and Bentleigh Crew Print E-mail
Bike and Surf Day with 1b
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11

Mar

1a -Torquay and Yarrawonga Surfing Day Print E-mail
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11

Mar

Bridget's Photo Blogs - Term 1 2011 Print E-mail

Photo Blog by Bridget, North Geelong SC

Bridget has a created a series of photo blogs from around Gnurad Gundidj - Updated with four more in the series

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04

Mar

1B Bridge Building Print E-mail

1B Bridge Building

WOW what an activity! 1B had the best time bridge building near the blue hole. We were all excited because it was our first team activity for the day. Our aim was to make a bridge all the way out to a non flatted boat. When we got there we got straight into it, but we all thought that we needed to put the boat out more. We all had our fights through it and sometimes got on really well, by lunch time we had done 2 tripods and 2 sticks join it together. Soon after lunch we had done it with 2 tripods sticks connecting them 2 ramps and 2 floating sticks to get there. After doing it we all agreed that the boat was a good distance away from the shore. For our reward we got to swim in the blue hole. The day was fantastic and I can’t wait for the next team activity to come.

Emily M, Warrnambool College

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01

Mar

Rest Day Faces Print E-mail

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28

Feb

Expo 1 with Team 2a Print E-mail

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28

Feb

Photo Blogs - Term 1 2011 Print E-mail

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Photo blogs from Term 1 2011 students at Gnurad Gundidj.

In these photo blogs, students express what their experiences at Gnurad Gundidj mean to them.

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27

Feb

Problem Solving Lesson Print E-mail

POOCH On the 22nd Feb team 2A had peer skills where we learnt and experimented on POOCH, which stands for: Problem, Options, Outcome, Choice and How did it go? This is a timeline or framework to guide you to handle or solve a problem when it arises. We role played using this method for various scenarios

Georgia D, Matthew Flinders Girls SC

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26

Feb

Expo 1 with Team 1B Print E-mail

1B out on Expo 1

What an awesome activity! Team 1B has had a great experience climbing, riding, swimming and adventuring on our first expo. We rode on our bikes to Lake Keilambete. The camp site was close to the lake.

After setting up camp and eating lunch, we had a swim to cool down. Coming back to camp we relaxed and made dinner around 7. When we all packed up we had desert where we played a prank on a staff member, it was all Brad’s idea, but we all helped. The prank was giving the staff member a mud rumball, after they took the first bite we were all rolling on the ground laughing and they ran and spat it out and started laughing as well. That was one of the best highlights in the whole expo.Just before we went to bed Ms. Moroney announced that the potty was full! Brad was so happy because we had to dig a drop dunny, but the girls weren’t so keen.

On day two we packed up camp and rode to Mt. Noorat, where we were going to climb up hills all the way to the summit, it felt like 10 km but it was only 1km. From the summit we could see Gnurad Gundidj, what an amazing sight! Riding back, we got home just in time for afternoon tea.

Adele S, Warrnambool College

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19

Feb

Rest Day Caving Print E-mail
Visit to Widderin CavesThe students arranged a visit to the Widderin Caves. These caves near Skipton are located at the slope of the (hopefully) extinct, namesake volcano Mt. Widderin. There are three linked chambers, said to be the largest set of volcanic lava caves in the southern hemisphere. The largest chamber is 100m long which is quite impressive. The students enjoyed this activity and are looking forward to many more rest day adventures.
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