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Venue: Papa Goose
91-93 Flinders Lane

4th August 2017 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$77.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 3rd August 2017

Producing leaders from the Public-School System?

Members Lunch with Mark Reeves

4th August 2017

Members' Lunch with Mark Reeves, Principal, Alpine School, Dinner Plain

Will the education style in the public school system produce the leaders of the next generation?

In 2000 Mark was appointed as the Foundation Principal of the Alpine School in Dinner Plain. The school was an initiative of the Kennett Government and aimed to offer a residential program for Year 9 students at government schools where students could experience the multiple challenges of developing personal and leadership skills through outdoor education.

Under Mark's leadership the School for Student Leadership has grown from a single campus at Dinner Plain, in Victoria's High Country, to a three-campus school - with the addition of the Snowy River Campus at Marlo and the Gnurad Gundidj Campus at Glenormiston in Victoria's Western District. The Alpine School life-enhancing - and life-changing - program is now offered to 540 students from 96 schools.

Mark Reeves has a BA specialising in Recreation, a Post Graduate degree in Organisational Change, and a Graduate Diploma in Education.He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to study approaches to adolescent experiences in contemporary education. 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.

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