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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Sophie Reichelt Print E-mail

Sophie ReicheltI am a Generalist Teacher and have been part of the team at the School for Student Leadership since 2017. I studied a double degree, Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Secondary Education at Monash University. 

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Andrew Malcolm Print E-mail

Andrew MalcolmGeneralist Teacher

As a Generalist Teacher at the Snowy River Campus, I am excited to go on the learning journey with these emerging adults. I endeavour to encourage my students to appreciate and learn from their surroundings, as well as build the necessary skills of responsibility. 

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Rebecca Giove Print E-mail

Rebecca GioveOvernight Supervisor

My role at the Snowy River Campus is female Overnight Supervisor. I have been working here since 2021. I feel privileged working here at the Snowy River Campus and being part of such a great team. I love seeing the growth and changes our young people throughout each term and becoming the best version of themselves. My husband and I live in Orbost where I have lived all my life and bringing up five boys, full of energy and fun. I enjoy cooking, walking and most of all spending time with my busy family.

Jen Beck Print E-mail

Jen Beck

At the Snowy River Campus I currently work part-time as a generalist teacher, organising the staff and student rosters and teaching across the curriculum.

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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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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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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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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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Jaqui Ellis Print E-mail

Jaqui EllisAs a newcomer to Marlo I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to be a generalist teacher at the Snowy River Campus School for Student Leadership. I am excited to work and support the awesome young people through their journey here in this beautiful setting.

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Leigh StaffordBusiness Manager

My role at the Snowy River Campus is the Business Manager. I oversee the financial administration of all four campuses of the School for Student Leadership. I worked as an Overnight Supervisor for 7 years while completing my Accounting degree. 

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Natasha Maclennan Print E-mail

Natasha MaclennanGeneralist Teacher

I am excited to join The School For Student Leadership team as a Generalist Teacher. Growing up, I spent a lot of time camping with my younger cousins, which helped developed my passion for spending time with young people in the outdoors. This passion was further developed through studying a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and a Diploma of Teaching (P- 12).

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David BallingerOvernight Supervisor

I am one of the Overnight Supervisors for the Snowy River Campus. I became interested in this school because of its leadership attributes. It's extremely important to educate and nurture our future leaders. I am excited at the prospect of working alongside these young adults to offer any support in any way I can.


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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 four 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 fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is 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.