All Posts By

Phil Brown

Bush voicesNews
March 16, 2020

Rural Inspire Evaluation EOIs – Now Open

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals, consortiums or organisations to partner with the CEP to undertake an evaluation of the Rural Inspire and Rural Youth Ambassador Program over 2020-­2022. The CEP welcomes creative proposals from diverse applicants and is open to discussing…
Read More
Bush voices
March 16, 2020

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

There are wonderful initiatives happening at rural schools across Victoria. Now is the opportunity to nominate and be recognised in the 2020 Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA). For over 15 years, the VEEA have recognised outstanding school professionals working in Victorian government schools. The awards recognise the inspirational teachers, principals…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Youth Ambassadors 2020

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Victorian Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) Program, with young leaders from rural and remote education communities urged to nominate. The RYA is a youth leadership program developed for Year 11 students as part of the Rural Inspire Initiative and is facilitated by the Country…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Senior Schooling into the Future?

Why can't rural schools work together to provide senior schooling so that we gain access to a wide selection of subjects and programs? Why, in the future, can't rural schools combine VCE, VET and VCAL into one senior school program and certificate? Why can't education organisations celebrate all awards provided…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Inspire goes National

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is thrilled to announce that the Rural Inspire Initiative is being expanded nationally following a funding commitment from the Federal Government. Building on its successful development in Victoria over the past six years, the move will see the initiative expanded from its Victorian base to…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

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. Visit the Bastow website to browse the range of professional learning available. Current opportunities include: Bricks and Mortar: Asset Management Identify and…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Learning Summit

The establishment of a “Rural Educators Agency”; the formation of a holistic government policy on preparation, recruitment, ongoing growth and retention; encouraging rural education settings to work together to recruit and engage educators; and the establishment of a flexible and comprehensive suite of intrinsic incentives were all proposed as key…
Read More
Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Welcome to 2020

Welcome to CEP for 2020 and another dynamic year in rural and remote education communities. We are looking forward to working with you and for you this year. CEP understands the severity of bushfires and the impact of these fires on many school communities, particularly those in East Gippsland and…
Read More
Bush voices
September 9, 2019

Rural Learning Summit 2019

  Rural Learning Summit 2019 The Country Education Partnership recently facilitated a Summit involving 70 key personnel from rural and remote education settings, universities, education sectors and key stakeholder groups across all education sectors. The Rural Learning Summit focused on the growing challenge of recruiting and retaining educators and education leaders…
Read More
Bush voices
September 9, 2019

Rural and Regional Education Announcement

Rural and Regional Education Announcement Ms Helen Clarke, Chair of Country Education Partnership is delighted with the State Governments recent announcement of $83 million funding for a variety of initiatives to address the challenges faced by rural and regional communities in providing a quality education. The Government has committed to…
Read More