Teams in Residence -Term 4 2019

Schools teams in attendance at the ALPINE SCHOOL CAMPUS for our Term 4 2019 Alpine School SSL program are from:

  • Gisborne Secondary College
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Northcote High School
  • Kyneton Secondary College
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • East Loddon P-12 College
  • Reservoir High School
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Swan Hill College
  • Thornbury High School

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

School for Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership - Our Aims. Our Mission.
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Mark Reeves
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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David Chlebna
David ChlebnaActing Principal

I have been involved in the Alpine School Program since 2001 and I can’t think of a better teaching job for me. I love living and working in the alpine environment in Dinner Plain. My passion is inspiring young people to get the best out of themselves during their time at our school. As the curriculum co-ordinator I relish the opportunity to work with a group of staff to create a program each term that enables students to learn, experience and grow. This occurs through students being challenged and supported through a curriculum that focusses on the needs of young people today.

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Sally-Ann Doyle

Sally-Ann DoyleBusiness Manager - Schools for Student Leadership

I’m the Business Manager for the 3 campuses of the School for Student Leadership. I’m based at the Alpine School Campus in the beautiful Victorian High Country. I live nearby at Cassilis, in the middle of the bush, and feel very privileged to have such a meaningful  and creative job based in rural Victoria. My interests are accounting and art, and my dog, Suzi.

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Caroline Michie
Caroline MichieLeading teacher – Curriculum
To say I am happy to be working at the School for Student Leadership is an understatement. I enjoy teaching young people and supporting them on the roller coaster ride of life. The Alpine School offers me the chance to do this and more. I believe the experience for students is phenomenal and I am lucky to be a part of it.

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Nicola Winter
Nicola Winter

I have worked at the SSL, Alpine School Campus since 2011 and am extremely delighted to be part of such a unique school. The school's ability to challenge and support Year 9 students during their path of personal growth and development inspires me on a daily basis.

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Anthony Pike
Anthony PikeIt'd be fair to say that I feel incredibly lucky to be part of the team here at the Alpine School. I'm relatively new to the teaching game, having completed my Post-graduate Diploma of Education at LaTrobe University Wodonga in 2004, and to have been given the opportunity to work here after such a short time within the educational system is an honour.
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Leanne Guy

Leanne GuyI enjoy working in outdoor educational settings with adolescents as I have done so for many years prior to my appointment with the Alpine School Campus.

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Ian and Michelle Heesom

Ian and MichelleWe have worked at the school as casual overnight supervision staff for the last 2 years. This year we have become permanent overnight supervisors for the next 5 years, which is great because we can enjoy meeting new groups of students each term.

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Glenda Vandenberg

Glenda VandenbergAlpine School Campus - Contract Cleaner

 
Kevin Schifferle

Kevin SchifferleAlpine School Campus -Maintenance

 
Penny Geyle

Penny GeyleAlpine School Campus - Cook

 
Russell Shem
Russell ShemLeading VYLC program for Term 3 & 4

I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work at the Alpine School Campus. It is located in a very special part of the Victorian Alps and the team of staff who I work with are all committed and highly capable. They too, also share a love for the outdoors and their local environment. Working with students from across the State, brings a range of life experiences to the school, whether it be from a country or city perspective, our students are all very special.

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Kahra Trower
Kahra TrowerLearning Specialist

I love nothing more than watching young people discover their strengths, capabilities and connect with others and the place they are in. The Alpine School Campus is no doubt a perfect place to do this and I look forward to working with each and every student who seeks this fantastic opportunity.

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Brett Michie
Brett Michie

I have found my place at the Alpine School, working in the mountains, with talented, motivated young people who continually surprise and inspire us all. The best part is the community spirit, the camaraderie, the life-long friendships, the jokes, the good times, the sad times, and the fun of doing everything together. The learning that takes place here is truly transformational.

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Andrew Porter

Andrew PorterI feel extremely fortunate to be part of the School for Student Leadership. I get to work with amazing, energetic people both staff and students and it's a school that has very similar ideas about learning and personal development to mine.

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Jacqui Broughton
Jacqui BroughtonI started working at the School for Student Leadership in 2007 (The Alpine School Campus). It was at this point that I fell in love with teaching once again. I immediately had a close connection to the environment, found myself passionate about the program I was teaching and enjoyed working with like- minded people.

 

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Sam Ferguson
Sam FergusonI am excited to be joining the Alpine School as Teacher for Term 4.

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Simon Vandenberg

Simon VandenbergAlpine School Campus - Ongoing Male Overnight Supervisor
- Contract Cleaner

 
Kate Stitfold

Kate StitfoldAlpine School Campus - Cook