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November 12, 2018

Situation Critical: Teacher Recruitment in Rural and Remote Victorian Schools

  Rural and remote Victorian schools are pleading for a new approach to attract and retain quality teachers and education leaders, with many principals saying staff shortages are the biggest challenge affecting country schools. The Country Education Partnership (CEP) – which represents the interests of rural and remote education– says…

Bush voices
November 12, 2018

Grace Bendall: Portrait of a Gap Year Student

  Grace Bendall /19-years-young /Grew up in Porepunkah in NE Victoria but now lives in Europe   Nineteen-year-old Grace Bendall proudly identifies as a ‘gap year student’, saying it has given her the time and clarity she needed to decide where life could lead. Among her high-school friends she’s the…

Bush voicesUncategorized
November 12, 2018

Rural Schools Turn It On at Education Excellence Awards

Thirty finalists from Victorian Government Schools were shortlisted for the Education Excellence Awards in 2018. On October 26 the winners were announced, with five individual awards and four team awards presented at a lavish ceremony in Melbourne at the Plaza Ballroom. Of the winners; four came from rural schools, with…

Bush voicesUncategorized
November 12, 2018

Terang P-12: A DIY Culture

Terang Terrific at Energy Breakthrough We were standing in pit lane at last year’s Energy Breakthrough event and we noticed something unique. It was Terang College’s vehicle they had built themselves. The project was designed and led by then Year 11 student Harrison Smith for his Year 12 Product Design…

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November 12, 2018

Professional Learning at Bastow

Professional Learning at Bastow The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, a branch of the Department of Education and Training, offers leadership professional learning for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals. See Bastow for information on the full suite of programs, courses, professional practice and events. Current opportunities that…

Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
October 17, 2018

Corryong’s Remembrance

As Remembrance Day fast approaches, one remote school in Victoria’s North East has captured its significance with a research project dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Brigade. Grade five and six pupils at Corryong College have spent many months researching and collating biographies on the men from the Upper Murray…