Archive | March, 2011

Chairs Report April 2011

The recent Annual Meeting of Country Education Project Inc was an opportunity to reflect on the past year’s achievements and acknowledge the work and commitment of our staff and Board. Like your school communities, our organisation needs to regularly acknowledge the input of all contributors who offer skills and knowledge that enable us to effectively Read More

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Stephen Heppell talks about “poo”

Consider the school janitor facilitating a blog to talk about “things like poo, and cockroaches. Things that kids are really interested in”. And how such an approach can help reduce litter in a school, as it becomes more visible to the students. What about schools and classrooms being designed by and for students? Stephen provided examples of Read More

CEP AGM March 2011

CEP Annual Meeting 2011

Over 60 people from rural school communities, education sectors and key stakeholder groups attended the recent CEP annual meeting in Melbourne. Wendy Graham, chair of CEP, welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed them of the growth and expansion of activities of the organisation over the past twelve months. She highlighted that the organisation was Read More

Shirley receives the Bailieu Myrer Rural Education Award

Baillieu Myer Rural Education Award 2011

At the recent annual meeting of CEP, Mr Baillieu Myer announced the winner of the 2011 Baillieu Myer Rural Education Award – Ms Shirley Gregory. This year saw two finalists selected for the award, Ms Shirley Gregory from Coleraine Primary School and Sonia Parker from St Marys Primary School in Cohuna. (more…)

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Grampians Virtual Schools Report

The following report outlines the leadership development context for the 2010 Baillieu Myer Rural Education Leadership Scholarship winner, Mr. Gary Schultz. It aims to promote discussion about technology in education and blended learning in schools in particular.  (more…)

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Gary Schultz Reports on his Scholarship Activities

Gary Schultz reported to the CEP General Meeting. His report focussed on the activites he undertook as recipient of the 2010 Bailieu Myer Rural Education Award 2010. This video is a summary of his report about Grampians Virtual School, which is available from the Research and Papers section of the CEP site. (more…)

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service Education Program

Look Up in the Sky Teaching Resource. A comprehensive look at the significant contribution the Royal Flying Doctor Service has made to Australia’s history. We have designed a resource that focuses on key learning areas including, Civics and Citizenship, History, Geography, English, Science, Mathematics and is ideally suited to Grades 3-6. The resource currently exists in the form Read More

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Working Together in Clusters

Is your rural community interested in looking at clustering as a way to: enhance learning opportunities, share staff skills and knowledge across schools, consider collegiate leadership approaches, cope with increasing administration, and building stronger links with your community? If so, CEP is looking for a small number of rural communities to support during 2011. This Read More

Rural Learning Summit – 2011

Each year CEP hosts a summit to explore an issue relevant to rural education. This year the Summit will focus on the theme of: “Retention and Engagement of rural young people in Learning”. The Summit will be held at Glenormiston College near Terang on Friday, 12th August. (more…)

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Look Out 2011

Join the conversation with local and international speakers and delegates, and explore what it means to be an innovative outward facing school in the 21st century. Lead for outward facing communities Develop strong, inclusive partnerships for learning Dialogue to push the boundaries of educational reform Re-imagine the learning landscape Achieve learning outcomes and life chances Read More