Teams in Residence - Term 4 2019

School Teams attending the SNOWY RIVER CAMPUS in Term 4 2019

  • Officer Secondary College
  • Mallacoota P12 College
  • Dandenong High School
  • Dromana Secondary School
  • Bairnsdale Secondary School
  • Swifts Creek P12 School
  • Western Port Secondary College
  • Heathmont College
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College

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

CHINA Term 4 Program

  • Western Heights Secondary College
  • Rainbow P12 College
  • Kaniva College
  • Baimbridge College
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Oberon High School
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
  • Wangaratta High School
  • Horsham College

School for Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership - Our Mission. Our Aims
Snowy River Campus Community | Staff & Students
Mark Reeves Print E-mail
Mark Reeves -PrincipalPrincipal - Schools for Student Leadership

Mark Reeves has always had a keen interest in and passion for leadership, physical and outdoor education and health and wellbeing which is reflected in his qualifications including a BA specialising in Recreation, Post Graduate degree in Organisational Change and Graduate Diploma in Education. He has certification in Outdoor Pursuits from Plas-Y-Brennin in North Wales in the UK.

He has held a range of positions including Director of Outdoor Education at St Michael’s St Kilda, and Director of Marshmead Residential Year Nine School at MLC.

In 2000 he was appointed as the foundation principal of the Alpine School in Dinner Plain. The school was an initiative of the Kennett Government which aimed to offer a residential program for Year 9 students at government schools where students could experience the multiple challenges of developing leadership skills, their own personal development and outdoor education.  

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Robyn Francis Print E-mail
Robyn Francis Campus Principal

My role at the Snowy River campus is Campus Principal after previously being Curriculum Coordinator. A significant part of my role is to ensure the smooth running of our campus on a day to day basis. I have the privilege of working with some of the most highly motivated and inspirational teachers on the planet and take great pride in being a driving part of an organisation and program that continues to be a leader in experiential education.

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Jen Beck Print E-mail

Jen BeckStudent Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

At the Snowy River Campus my job is Student Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, but I also organise the staff and student rosters and teach across the curriculum.

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Brendan Pfanner Print E-mail

Brendan PfannerCurriculum Coordinator

[Acting Curriculum Coordinator at Alpine School Campus during Term 1 2017 ]

My role at SRC is as a generalist teacher. I work with various teams of students throughout the year facilitating and guiding their growth from teenagers to young adults. I find it extremely rewarding to witness the personal development of the students during their time here.

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Sophie Reichelt Print E-mail

Sophie Reichelt I am a young and enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about working with young people and supporting them through their exciting leadership life changing journey here at the Snowy River Campus. I encourage people to find their 'zest' for life and to work hard at always keeping a positive mindset in all aspects of their life!

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Gary Johnston Print E-mail

Gary JohnstonMy family has lived in Far East Gippsland for the past eleven years. I love the variety of outdoor activities that are on offer in this temperate, coastal environment where the ‘Mountains Meet the Sea’. It has been a privilege during the past two years to work as a teacher at the SRC amongst like-minded people who have a passion for adolescent education.

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Leigh Stafford Print E-mail

Leigh StaffordAt the Snowy river campus, I started my job as an overnight supervisor in Term 4 2013. Being relatively new to the position, I have enjoyed getting to know the students and the staff at the campus.

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Cameron Morton Print E-mail

Cameron MortonAs one of the generalist teachers here I am passionate about working with teams of students on leadership, teamwork, community participation and personal development.

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Michelle Pascall Print E-mail

Michelle PascallI am the head chef at the SRC. I love to cook for the students, but spending time with them and working together is the real joy in my position.

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Sonja Patterson Print E-mail

Sonja PattersonI am a generalist teacher here at the School for Student Leadership. Having studied a Bachelor in Outdoor Education and a Graduate Diploma in Education, I have worked with young people for over ten years in various settings. I value building positive relationships and supporting young people through their ‘rite of passage’.

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Peter Brown Print E-mail

Peter Brownl am one of the Overnight Supervisors and l have been at this school since it opened in 2007. I enjoy like playing games like chess or cards with the students, as I think this is a great way to interact and get to know the students’ better.

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Kylie-Anne Wade Print E-mail

Kylie-Anne WadeCatering Assistant

I’m employed by the Snowy River Campus as the Catering Assistant. I enjoy cooking for our students and inventing new and economical meals.

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Susan Herbert Print E-mail

Susan HerbertI am one of the overnight supervisors having commenced work with the school community term 2, 2012. Being relatively new to this position, having spent most of my working life in administration, I have found the Snowy River Community way of life to be an exciting, adventurous, challenging but refreshing journey.

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Nicholas Woodward Print E-mail

Nicholas Woodward

As a child growing up in Papua New Guinea I was fortunate to have had many experiences which has helped me to develop an interest in the outdoors and in the environment. Many years later, after having followed life’s many twists and turns, I have found myself fortunate enough to be able to contribute to the learning community at the School of Student Leadership.

Caitlin Hughes Print E-mail

Caitlin HughesI am an enthusiastic educator who believes in the positive effects of experiential education and gaining ‘skills for life’. I have a strong interest in many outdoor activities and the environment, and thoroughly enjoy utilising the outdoors as a classroom in my teaching. I feel very fortunate to be working at the School for Student Leadership and thoroughly enjoy assisting students to get the most out of their Snowy journey.

Selina Morton Print E-mail

Selina Morton

Office Manager is my contribution to the Snowy River Campus.
I am one of few founding staff members of the school when it opened in 2007, and I still look forward to working with the professional, passionate and inspiring staff at the Snowy campus. Besides running the Office, I am also responsible for coordinating the amazing Victorian Young Leaders to China program.

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Finn den Otter Print E-mail

Finn den OtterI believe it is important for young people to connect with the natural world. I have a passion for helping young people develop, and forming healthy relationships with others in the outdoors.

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