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Duke of Edinburgh’s Adventurous Journey

The Duke of Ed was founded in the UK in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, teamwork, and health.

On the 3rd and 4th of May, 15 students from Nossal participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Adventurous Journey, which is a part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Our journey began at Mortimer Campground, where we walked 30 km while carrying all our clothes, cooking utensils, toiletries, roll mats, and sleeping bags heading to Nash Creek Campground. We encountered many steep hills along the way however, we maintained a growth mindset and encouraged each other to ‘just go that little bit further’. By about halfway through the first day, many of us were more than happy to just camp out in the middle of the track, being too tired to carry on. However, we knew that we had to make it to the campsite before dusk so we could set our tents up.

During the day, we experienced a variety of weather patterns. The rain brought out the smell of the natural environment.  Everywhere we looked we could see the vibrant landscape, flora and fauna and interesting-looking mushrooms. Some of us were even unlucky enough to encounter some leeches (I was one of those people and had not only one but two encounters with those dreadful things). At the time I was terrified, however now that I think about it, it’s hilarious.


When we arrived at Nash Creek campground, we made our own dinner, and we all huddled around the fire which was lit. We chatted, laughed, and even collected some sticks, which we roasted marshmallows on, and at the end of this long tiring day, we retired to our tents.

The rain was pouring, and it was very cold so we didn’t get much sleep, but this didn’t stop us from deciding to have an early start the following morning. The hiking was very difficult for us on the first day however, on the second day, it became much easier to walk. Maybe it was because we were relieved that we finally get to go home, I know I was. During the two-day camp, we were able to further persevere, build more confidence in ourselves and most of all we felt accomplished. We finished our adventurous journey in Tonimbuk.


This experience gave us the opportunity to build resilience, leadership skills, creativity, innovation, map reading skills, problem-solving, and communication skills. 


It was definitely a difficult and challenging experience; however, this experience and challenge gave us the opportunity to grow as individuals in more ways than I would have thought, and at the same time build friendships and memories.   


On behalf of all the students who participated in this year’s adventurous journey, I would like to thank Ms Bonham and Mr Monaco for organizing this journey and making it as fun as possible.

Aminah Haneef A07 

Disruptions on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Due to the Webb Street and Glen Huntly Level Crossing Removal Projects, the Metro Tunnel Project and Metro Infrastructure works, buses replace trains on weekdays, weekends and at night in late May 2023.  

*There will be express buses between Burnley and Caufield. Passengers should catch an Alamein, Belgrave or Lilydale train to Burnley Station to transfer to these services. There will also be stopping all stations buses between South Yarra and Caulfield.   


Please note, buses also replace trains on the Frankston Line during this time. 


For information on disruptions and station impacts on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, visit or call 1800 800 007 


Passengers are advised to allow extra travel time.  

How will this affect you? 

 There will be additional travel time added to most people’s journey.  A range of buses will operate to help make your journey as direct as possible. 


If you need to discuss alternative travel arrangements prior to travelling, or require assistance with journey planning, service information and up-to-date timetable information, please visit or call 1800 800 007.  


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For more information, visit or call 1800 800 007.   


We thank you for your patience as we work towards delivering an upgraded transport network for Melbourne’s growing population. 


Autumn Concert 2023

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Save the Date on June the 8th!

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of elegance, celebration, and sheer excitement! We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Year 12 Formal, set to take place at the glamorous Vogue Ballroom in Burwood East. Get ready as this night promises to be a dazzling affair that will leave an indelible mark on the Class of 2023.


Starting at 6:30pm and continuing until 11pm, our formal extravaganza will unfold with an array of exciting activities and surprises. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you mingle with your fellow classmates, relishing the bond that has grown stronger throughout your educational journey.

The Year 12 Formal is not just an event; it's a celebration of growth, triumph, and the bright future that lies ahead. So, get your finest attire, channel your inner elegance, and join us on June 8th for a night that will be etched in your memory forever. Get ready to embrace the laughter, the joy, and the camaraderie as we relish some of our final moments of high school.


Save the Date for June 8th, as the Year 12 Formal at Vogue Ballroom awaits, promising an evening of glitz, glamour, and lifelong memories for the extraordinary Class of 2023!

Year 12 Formal Committee

Parent Contributions

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Please note: The payment by Term (4 instalments) is the only option for payment by instalment in 2023.


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