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).

School for Student Leadership

School for Student Leadership - Our Mission. Our Aims
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Sophie ReicheltGeneralist Teacher

I 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.  I grew up just a stone throw away in Mallacoota in Far East Gippsland. We are so lucky to live and work in such a unique part of the world and I feel so lucky 45 year 9 students get to call this place home for their 9-week journey.

I am a positive and enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about working with young people and supporting them through their life changing leadership journey here at the Snowy River Campus. I am a past student and attended the Snowy River Campus in 2008 and feel grateful I get to give back to future students.

I am passionate about supporting emerging adults to be their BEST self, to celebrate their strengths and build their self-belief through the challenges both mentally and physically in the outdoors. If I am not at work, you will find me in the ocean either surfing or frolicking!  


School for Student Leadership - Student Equity Fund The Student Equity Fund enables people who share our vision of transformative education to contribute to this outstanding program and help ensure it is affordable and accessible for all students in the public education system.


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.