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Phil Brown

Bush voices
May 21, 2020

From our Chair

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) recently held its 2020 Annual General Meeting via Zoom. More than 50 people attended including individuals from rural education communities, education sectors, and key stakeholder groups who are interested in the work of the CEP. Helen Clark, Chair of the Country Education Partnership At the…
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Bush voices
May 21, 2020

Rural Towns Prove We Are Stronger Together

In times of crisis, we can see things through a different lens. Our teachers and school communities have shown their depth of character in 2020 and, we now see the invaluable community leadership role they play in our rural and remote communities – much more than educating our children within…
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Bush voices
May 21, 2020

An Afternoon with Dr Fraser

The Country Education Partnership is pleased to be working with The Flourish Movement, in facilitating a great opportunity for school staff to be involved in. The workshop will be delivered through a webinar and is focused on: "sustaining your well being and engagement during struggle and uncertainty". DATE: Tuesday, 16th…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 21, 2020

“Monday Funday” at Avenel Primary School

In the wake of the bushfires and COVID-19, the CEP has been speaking with numerous principals across the state. Here is one story from Avenel Primary School, with new Principal, Ross Davis only starting in the role at the beginning of 2020. At Avenel Primary School, the school and wider…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 21, 2020

Remote Learning: Whitfield District Primary School

In the wake of the bushfires and COVID-19, the CEP has been speaking with numerous principals across the state. Here is one story from Whitfield District Primary School. Exceptional Educational Experiences is the vision at Whitfield District Primary School. The school has maintained this vision through the catastrophic Bushfire activity…
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Bush voices
May 21, 2020

A Message from Bastow: Professional Learning

CEO Kate Morris Supporting learning continuityNew environments push us to think in different ways, so when I stepped out of my role at the Victorian School Building Authority in March this year to take up the role of interim CEO at Bastow, I was expecting to find myself on a…
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Bush voicesNews
April 30, 2020

CEP Annual General Meeting

The Country Education Partnership is pleased to announce that the rescheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on: Thursday, 14th May 4.15pm (AEST) via an online video link. With the original AGM in March being postponed due to the COVID-19, the Board Executive has rescheduled the meeting for an…
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Bush voices
April 30, 2020

Rural Youth Ambassadors Go Virtual

The 2020 Victorian Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) program received more than 60 nominations of outstanding young people from rural communities across the state.  The cohort is the largest yet, with 25 young people being accepted into the program and are representative of all Victorian schools who nominated young people. This…
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Bush voicesCluster Case StudiesGreat Rural Projects
April 30, 2020

Sale Cluster of Rural Schools

There are a group of small rural schools located near Sale, in East Gippsland, who are doing things differently. The Sale cluster consists of eight schools with a total of 275 students. These schools vary in size from 16 through to 73 students. Like many smaller rural schools, they have…
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Bush voices
April 30, 2020

Rural Youth Ambassadors Expand

The highly regarded Rural Youth Ambassador program has expanded its reach to include rural and remote young people in other states and territories. The Commonwealth Government have provided significant support for the expansion of the program as a result of the recommendation made in the Independent Review of Regional, Rural…
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