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Phil Brown

Bush voices
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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Bush voices
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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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
June 14, 2018

Energy Breakthrough … in More Ways than One.

It's hard to believe but the first half of the school year is almost done, and with the shift into Term Three comes a shift of gears for the annual Energy Breakthrough Challenge. For competing schools, the level of planning, practice and perfection takes a leap, as each team attempts…
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Bush voices
June 14, 2018

Flying Start for Reinstated P-12 Network

The P-12 School Network has held its first professional development forum in more than five years, solidifying its re-establishment as a state-wide Leading Teacher Association. The forum -- held in Melbourne with guest-speaker Steve Munby -- set out the basis for the network's reformation, with participants brainstorming ideas around structure,…
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Bush voices
June 14, 2018

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 that may be of interest…
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Bush voices
May 30, 2018

New website for CEP

Hello to all of our subscribers, Great news!! It has taken an absolute plethora of work over many, many months but AT LAST the Country Education Partnership's redeveloped website is LIVE! We apologise for issues we have experienced during the redevelopment phase, affecting the distribution of our Bush Voices blogs…
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Bush voices
May 30, 2018

New Mallee Cluster Leadership Program

A new leadership and student agency  initiative has been established by the Mallee Education Cluster, aimed at giving students a formal say on issues affecting their education. 10 students have been chosen for the inaugural cohort; each nominated for their demonstrated leadership potential, as recognised by their school principals. Manangatang…
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Bush voicesUncategorized
May 30, 2018

DJ Raising a Voice on Education

A special needs student from Swan Hill will lead a team of rural pupils chosen to participate in Victoria’s first Education State Student Advisory Group (ESSAG). The ESSAG has been established by the Department of Education as a way to better engage students in the future direction of the Victorian…
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Bush voicesUncategorized
May 30, 2018

Get Creative: Videos for Change

Do you have a student or students with a flair for digital media? Entries are now open for the esteemed High Resolves Videos of Change Challenge; daring students to use their creative skills for some global goodness! To be involved, pupils from Years 7-12 are challenged to submit a one-minute…
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Bush voicesUncategorized
May 30, 2018

VicSRC Congress: The Year of Student Voice

Time is running out for students to get involved in the 2018 Victorian Student Representative Council Congress, to be held in Melbourne in July. The theme this year is Student Voice, continuing on from last year's initiative, Speak Out, Spark Change! The state congress is an opportunity for student leaders to unite in…
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