Archive | 2012

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A Word from the Chair

Change is the one certainty of our lives, and whilst the pace of change seems to be ever increasing, our response and attitude to positioning ourselves positively into the context of change is important for us to feel empowered. Recent study tours to the UK and Denmark showed many similarities with Victoria’s focus of education, Read More

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Rural Learning Summit 2012

In August, over 80 people representing rural education organisations, education sectors, government, universities and rural people came together at the CEP Rural Learning Summit held near Seymour.

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0-18+ Years Learning Conference

In an ever-emerging era of collaborative autonomy and a renewed focus on the continuum of learning, beginning at birth and continuing beyond the compulsory years of schooling, CEP convened a conference with the theme of “Seizing the Potential of 0-18 Years Learning: Personalising Learning” Primarily designed with P-12 school leaders in mind, it  became quickly Read More

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Architecture Students Celebrate their involvement in a Rural Town

Last weekend celebrated the official opening of the community space that had been designed and built by a group of university architecture students within the rural township of Stawell. The official opening was attended by Local Government Councillors, Local Government employees, Monash University staff, CEP staff, and numerous professional people who contributed to this exciting Read More

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Eyes on the Horizon: Rural Graduate Forum

The Eyes on the Horizon: Graduate Forum with Professor Stephen Heppell was another great success this year. Graduate teachers from across Victoria’s rural schools came together to network and share their teaching experiences with each other and with Stephen. Stephen’s exciting presentations lead the teachers and created many valuable links around student learning spaces and Read More

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Minister Attends Energy Breakthrough

The Minister for Education, The Hon Martin Dixon, visited the recently held RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, where 379 school teams involving over 6,000 students participated in a range of learning activities and events. He spent time listening to students present the learnings they had gained through their participation within Energy Breakthrough, chatted to student Read More

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A Rural Graduates Reflections of a Stephen Heppell forum

Being a graduate teacher in a small rural school can be daunting at times. You are so focused on the content that you are teaching that you often forget, or neglect other important aspects, such as the actual physical learning space. After spending the day  with my fellow cluster teachers within the King Valley listening Read More

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Our Visit to Hartlepool

This is a world class school…it bathes you in light and bathes you in learning. Stephen Heppell Welcome to our school. We have one rule that we expect all people who are involved in our school, and visitors who come. Could we please ask that you to take your shoes off, put on your slippers, moccasins, Read More

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ESSA Academy

Where All Will Succeed ESSA Academy Website “Young people at Essa Academy are achieving spectacular results, rolling back years of under achievement. The proportion of students with 5 or more A* – C grades in GCSE exams has risen from 55% to 100% in just over two years”. The ESSA Academy was established as a “new school” focused on the use of Read More

Our Visit to the Harrogate and Rural Teachers Alliance

Check out the Harrogate Cluster website Day two saw half the leadership group provided an opportunity to further digest and clarify the plethora of information we received from the National College of School Leadership on day 1. In the morning session we sat in on a meeting of the HART alliance. The alliance consists of Read More