Archive | February, 2012

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Chair’s Report, February 2012

Welcome to Bush Voices 1st edition for 2012.  A new school year means fresh faces returning, and new faces of students, staff and parents linking into our rural learning communities for the first time. What impressions meet them about the community of learners they are now going to be connected to? For many of our Read More

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Nagambie Community Literacy Program

Improving literacy skills for 0-8 year olds within the Nagambie is the focus of this fantastic collaborative program. Involving the government and catholic primary schools, pre school and child care centre, playgroup, the local library, local businesses and the wider community, this program provides range of activities and professional development all aimed to improve literacy Read More

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eBiology Students Excel

Through the provision of an online cluster, and the support of a mentor teacher, the eBiology program (supported by DEECD) has seen some great results in its first year. The project provided a fantastic opportunity for smaller rural schools (both students and teachers) to work collaboratively in enhancing the provision of Biology at a VCE Read More

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Rural New Graduates Network

The Country Eduction Project has established a Network for New Graduates who are employed within rural schools throughout Victoria. This network provides a fantastic opportunity for new graduates to link with other new graduates through an online forum, and attend a range of professional development activities that will be offered throughout the year. (more…)

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Clustering Beyond Distant Walls

Small rural schools are often isolated culturally and geographically. Anne Mirtschin is a teacher at Hawkesdale College who is “pushing the boundaries” when it comes to building partnerships with schools to enhance learning for her students. Anne has built exciting collaborative arrangements with many schools and education organisations overseas. (more…)

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Great Professional Development Opportunities

Check these great professional development opportunities coming up during 2011 focusing on rural education. The Country Education Project is working with a number of organisations and individuals to put together a series of exciting conferences and forums for principals, education leaders, staff and interested people. (more…)

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2012 Annual General Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Country Education Project is being held on Friday, 23rd March between 10.30am and 12.30pm finishing with a light lunch. The meeting will be held at Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens 13 Spring Street MELBOURNE. Mr Richard Bolt, Secretary, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be our Guest Presenter. Come Read More

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Hurry! 2012 Myer Rural Education Award closes soon

Applications for the 2012 Myer Rural Education Award close on Wednesday 23 February 2012. So get your applications in. You can download the application form and get more information about the award. The Rural Education Leadership Award showcases the outstanding achievements and practices of education leaders in Victorian Rural Schools. The Scholarship promotes the reputation Read More