Musical talent, lawyer and ballerina… We’re thrilled to have Sarah Schooley with us this year!

Sarah Schooley is joining the RYLA 2017 team as a 1st year facilitator and being on board for less than a year, she has already made a huge impact on the program. Bringing her own uniqueness and style to the group has helped to improve the program for future generations.

Sarah is always ready to have a go and try anything. Her passion for youth leadership has helped to mould the RYLA program into what it is today.


We asked Sarah the following and got some insightful answers!

  1. If you could take one thing with you and be stranded on an island, what would it be?

Someone to keep me company!

  1. What would you give up, chocolate or music?

I’m a music teacher, so definitely chocolate

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Halfway between the beach and the snow

  1. What did you want to be when you were young?

A lawyer….and a ballerina, I couldn’t decide!

  1. If you could travel in time where would you go?

Nowhere, it would ruin the mystery!!

  1. What motivates you to get up in the morning?

To learn something, meet someone, or go somewhere new

  1. What is the first thing you notice in someone?

If they’re a good listener

  1. What is your pet peeve?

Snowboarders who sit in the middle of the run!

  1. What was the worst thing you ever did as a kid?

My cousin and I pushed my grandma in the pool one Christmas, we jumped in after her! She wasn’t happy about her hair getting wet

  1. What is your go to movie for a rainy day?

The Sound of Music


A little bit more about Sarah and what drives her…

Sarah is passionate about health, living an active life and working with kids. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws with a bachelor of science majoring in human biology at Macquarie University and has interests in health law and policy reform.
Outside of university, Sarah volunteers her time as a Girl Guide leader for youth members aged 6-9 and runs a piano teaching business on the Northern Beaches for children. She also enjoys her hobbies including hiking, skiing, going to the beach and taking her dogs to the park. Sarah also enjoys travelling and recently spent 3 months volunteering in Switzerland at the International World Guiding Centre assisting in the operation of a ski chalet.
Sarah is an active member of both Macquarie University and Northern Beaches Rotaract Club and loves to get involved in a range of initiatives. She is enthusiastic to be onboard as a first year RYLA facilitator and meet all the new participants for 2017!



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