Teams in Residence - Term 3 2023

School Teams attending the SNOWY RIVER CAMPUS in Term 3 2023:

  • Preston High School
  • Brighton Secondary College
  • Somerville Secondary College
  • Cranbourne Secondary College
  • Baimbridge College
  • Brauer College
  • Mortlake College
  • Surf Coast Secondary College

Term 3 2023 School for Student Leadership program at the Snowy River Campus commenced on: - Sunday 16 July 2023 (Student Arrival)
– 9 September 2023 (Student Departure).

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Snowy River Campus Community | Staff & Students
Robyn Francis Print E-mail
Robyn Francis Principal - Schools for Student Leadership

My role at the School for Student Leadership is the overarching Principal for all four campuses. 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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Terry Gladstone Print E-mail

Terry GladstoneCampus Principal

My role at the Snowy River campus is Campus Principal after previously being an expo teacher and curriculum coordinator. I have also worked in both primary and secondary schools in our local area. A significant part of my role is to ensure the smooth running of our campus on a day-to-day basis, and to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to become the best versions of themselves. I have the privilege of working with a motivated team of inspirational teachers and educational support staff and take great pride in driving an organisation and program that continues to be a leader in experiential education.

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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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Michele Pascall Print E-mail

Michele 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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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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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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Jacqui Irvine Print E-mail

Jacqui IrvineAs 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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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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Leigh Stafford Print E-mail

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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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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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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Nuala Cunningham Print E-mail

Nuala CunninghamOutdoor Education Assistant

My Role at the Snowy River Campus is the Outdoor Education Assistant. I am very excited to be joining the team in 2023. I have spent the last 12 years working as an Outdoor Education Instructor across many parts of Australia, with some of my favourite locations being South-West WA as well as right here in East Gippsland.

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Stephen Elliott Print E-mail

Stephen ElliottMaintenance Officer

I am the newly appointed maintenance officer at the SRC. I have varied duties which include the upkeep of the grounds, buildings and surrounds of the campus. With a background in engineering, and the building trade, the skills I have gained have prepared me for my new challenge at SRC. I grew up visiting my grandparents in Orbost and surrounds, have worked, and lived in Melbourne for the most of my adult life, and now returned to enjoy life with my family, exploring East Gippsland and all the area has to offer.

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Hayley Boxall Print E-mail

Hayley BoxallGeneralist Teacher

I am a generalist teacher and have been a part of the team at the School for Student Leadership starting in 2023. As a past student in 2011, I always imagined myself coming back here and being a part of the ever-growing program and helping students to grow into capable young leaders.

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Kaitlyn Morgan Print E-mail

Kaitlyn MorganOvernight Supervisor

I am one of the overnight supervisors here and commenced my role at the beginning of 2023. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with young leaders from all over the state. I have lived in Orbost my whole life and I am now bringing my daughter up in Orbost. I have a passion for helping people become the best versions of themselves. It brings me so much happiness to see the young people here achieving goals and excelling at tasks that challenge them to being with.

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David Ballinger Print E-mail

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.

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.


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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.