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Britt Ditterich

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March 7, 2019

In the Spotlight: NSW Snow Gums Learning Alliance

  In the Spotlight: NSW Snow Gums Learning Alliance   In the rural reaches of northern New South Wales, there's something clicking in education. Together, five small schools are flourishing under the success of a well-established partnership, in which almost every element of school 'life' is integrated for the shared…
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March 7, 2019

Synthetic Phonics at Lancaster

  Lancaster Leading Synthetic Phonics   Visiting Lancaster Primary School last week, CEP Media Officer Britt Ditterich sat down with Principal Trish Perry and Learning Specialist Willie Alblas to learn more about the school's adaption of synthetic phonics . The school's decision to use this approach to literacy, rather than the…
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March 7, 2019

Mental Health Services in Focus

  Mental Health Services in Focus   Members of CEP's Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) Alumni have met with Victorian Education Minister James Merlino, imploring him to ensure flexibility within the government's new Mental Health in Schools program. The $51 million initiative, which promises expanded access to mental health services in…
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March 7, 2019

CEP & VCE Collaboration Fund

The Country Education Partnership's (CEP) Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) program has been commended for its role in the development of Victoria's new VCE Collaboration Fund. Speaking with RYA Alumni last week, Education Minister James Merlino said the scheme had been soundly influenced by conversations with the Rural Youth Ambassadors about…
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March 7, 2019

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…
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Bush voices
February 21, 2019

Become a CEP Committee Member in 2019

  Become a CEP Committee Member in 2019   The Country Education Partnership (CEP) formally invites nominations for new members to its Committee of Management in 2019. CEP Chair Mike Stephens says the organisation is eager to involve a broad range of people from rural and remote education communities, including…
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Bush voices
February 21, 2019

Nominate NOW for 2019 CEP Rural Youth Ambassadors

  Nominations Open for 2019 RYA Cohort   Nominations are now open for the esteemed Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) Program, with young leaders from rural and remote education communities urged to apply. With a focus on Year 11 pupils, RYA is a joint venture between the Country Education Partnership (CEP)…
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February 21, 2019

Overcoming Loss, Town Survival, and Self Pride …

Reflections from the Heywire Regional Youth Summit For 21 years the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra has brought together adolescents from regional, rural and remote communities to robustly discuss, challenge and unpack social issues of the day. In 2019, the participants certainly didn't hold back, exploring issues of suicide,…
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February 21, 2019

Just a Trailblazing Joe from a Town Called Woomelang

  Joe the Trailblazer and He's Far from Finished In case you missed it, our (much loved) CEP Rural Youth Ambassador Alumni, Joe Collins, has been quite busy in Canberra this month. Joe, who hails from a family farm near Woomelang in the Mallee, was nominated as a Heywire Trailblazer…
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February 21, 2019

A Growing STEM between Katamatite and Yarrawonga

A Growing STEM between Katamatite and Yarrawonga   It's early days yet but a collaborative approach is taking shape in the Goulburn Valley. Two schools -- Katamatite Primary and Sacred Heart Primary in Yarrawonga -- have been steadily building a partnership in STEM learning, with hopes they'll eventually develop a…
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