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Phil Brown

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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July 17, 2018

Helping Hand for Higher Education Transition

With university open days and information sessions underway, the Country Education Partnership (CEP) has been busy establishing a Helping Hand Approach for rural kids preparing to move away from home next year. In 2018, our Rural Youth Ambassador Alumni are ready and raring to guide prospective students and their families…
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June 14, 2018

Being an Ambassador: Expect the Unexpected

  The 2018 Victorian Rural Youth Ambassadors at State Parliament. KIRSTY HEINTZE (pictured, bottom right). BREANNA JOHNSON (pictured, second row, second from right). Settling into their roles as Victorian Rural Youth Ambassadors, 17-year-olds Breanna Johnson from Myrtleford in North East Victoria, and Kirsty Heintze from Murrayville in the Mallee, admit…
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