Connecting, supporting & advocating for rural schools

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is a not-for-profit organisation whose work supports Victoria’s rural and remote communities in their delivery of high-quality learning for all students. We work collaboratively, fostering locally-developed, flexible partnerships which are creative and focus on the unique needs of individual communities.

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What’s happening at CEP

Stay up to date with our latest activities and initiatives.

CEP’s free Professional Development Online is back for Season 2! The Autumn Series starts on Wednesday 6th March. Find out more here or sign up above or watch Season One of PD Online here.

Teacher Rural offers the chance to complete your placement with a group of like-minded Pre Service Teachers in a rural setting, connect to the community and seek advice from school and well-being mentors.

Five days of action-packed, human-powered racing and innovation. Check out the latest Energy Breakthrough updates above.

What’s happening at CEP

Stay up to date with our latest activities and initiatives.

CEP’s free Professional Development Online is back for Season 2! The Autumn Series starts on Wednesday 6th March. Find out more here or sign up above or watch Season One of PD Online here.

Teacher Rural offers the chance to complete your placement with a group of like-minded Pre Service Teachers in a rural setting, connect to the community and seek advice from school and well-being mentors.

Five days of action-packed, human-powered racing and innovation. Check out the latest Energy Breakthrough updates above.

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Member schools

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Professional learning

Professional Learning Opportunities

Highlighting Great Rural Projects

Creative rural

Creative Rural Partnerships

Partnerships

Partnerships Resource Materials

Rural research

Documents, Research and Reports

CEP connect

CEP Connect

Professional learning

Professional Learning Opportunities

Highlighting Great Rural Projects

Creative rural

Creative Rural Partnerships

Partnerships

Partnerships Resource Materials

Rural research

Documents, Research and Reports

CEP connect

CEP Connect

Bush Voices

West Grampians Network meeting

West Grampians Network meeting

Recently CEP attended the West Grampians Network meeting, to present and work with Principals around clusters and  the benefits of collaboration. It was also a wonderful opportunity to connect with Network chair Chris Walter and see the work their Network is...

Schools Plus partnership

Schools Plus partnership

Australian Schools Plus is a national not-for-profit that believes every child has the right to the same opportunities to thrive in school and beyond. They invest in underserved school communities, with funding and capacity-building support, tailored to address their...

Congratulations to RYA awarded Young Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to RYA awarded Young Citizen of the Year

Recently we were very excited to hear that one of our rural youth ambassadors for 2023 was announced as the Central Goldfields Young Citizen of the Year.Khoa Do is an enthusiastic, impressive young person with a strong social conscience, admirable leadership skills...

Melbourne Graduates make the move to rural

Melbourne Graduates make the move to rural

Story and photos credited to the Wangaratta ChronicleRecent graduate teachers, Anna Hedstrom and Finn Pederson were inspired by their time in CEP’s Teach Rural program to move to Beechworth and teach at Beechworth Secondary College. Ms Hedstrom and Mr Pederson have...