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From the Chair

Welcome back to the 2017 school year. I hope the year is a successful one for you, your students, your colleagues and your rural community. Providing our rural young people with an outstanding education becomes even more important these days of ‘post truth’, ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’ and ‘incomplete information’.   The need for people to Read More


Think Piece: Supporting Young Talented Rural Students

Catering for the needs and dreams of “talented”, or “gifted”, school aged students in rural and remote communities across Victoria has been a challenge for many education sectors over numerous years. While there have been many individual initiatives that have been provided (generally over a short time span) for these students, there has not been Read More


“Techspace” at Rainbow College

The hidden perks of learning from play! From humble beginnings of a Lego set and one sphero robot “Techspace” has developed into an extensive and well-resourced area that is exceedingly popular with all students across Rainbow P-12 College. With a student enrolment of 133 students, Rainbow College is a small rural Foundation to Year 12 school in Read More

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Maggie Farrar Program

Internationally recognised for her work in transforming children’s life chances and closing the gaps in achievement via community and educational leadership, Maggie is once again set to partner with Country Education Partnership to deliver a wonderful program for clusters and partnership throughout rural and remote Victoria during 2017. Enhancing Learning Opportunities through Clustering & Partnering CEP has Read More

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Victorian Parliamentary Students Program 2017

The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program aims to provide opportunities that support the civic learning and active participation in democratic processes of all Victorian students. The program also aims to support the professional learning of civics and citizenship education. In 2017, regional and rural Victorian schools have been encouraged to become involved and to host a Read More


Latest Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development opportunities abound in 2017. CEP have developed a strong and diverse array of professional learning activities and have formed strategic partnerships to enhance what is available for rural educators and leaders. The following provides a brief outline of such professional development opportunities:    CEP Professional Development Opportunities: The Country Education Partnership has developed Read More

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CEP Professional Development Opportunities for 2017

The Country Education Partnership is pleased to offer a number of high quality professional development opportunities for rural and remote education communities throughout 2017. CEP has developed strong partnerships with a number of internationally recognized education leaders and presenters who will facilitate a range of high quality professional learning activities. Enhancing Learning Opportunities through Clustering Read More

Michael Cavanaghs photo March 2014

From the Chair

My interest was piqued recently as I read an article in The Age entitled “Meet the remote small Business Owner Making a Killing”. Whilst its focus was clearly on small businesses in the bush, my thoughts moved quickly to the implications, synergies and opportunities for rural education. Reflecting on the stories of the three businesses Read More

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Maryborough Education Centre wins State Award

The Specialist Setting Teachers team from Maryborough Education Centre are celebrating their recent Victorian Education Excellence Award – announced by the Minister for Education just over a week ago. Check out the schools acceptance speech after receiving their award:  MEC Excellence Awards 2016 Located in a rural town of around 7,500 people, this exciting program Read More

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Raising Expectations : Raising Belief

This year at Cobram Primary School we have focused on lifting the aspirations of our students, and engage them in their learning, especially in the upper end of our school. Through the recent school student survey results we saw students highlight the low engagement level they had with our school and their motivation levels lower Read More