Phil Brown

Rural Inspire Evaluation EOIs – Now Open

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...

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

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...

Rural Youth Ambassadors 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...

Rural Senior Schooling into the Future?

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...

Rural Inspire goes National

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...

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. Visit the Bastow website to browse the range of...

Rural Learning Summit

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...

Welcome to 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,...

Rural Learning Summit 2019

Rural Learning Summit 2019

Rural Learning Summit 2019 The Position Paper from the 2019 Rural Learning Summit can be accessed by linking on:   The Country Education Partnership recently facilitated a Summit involving 70 key personnel from rural and remote education settings, universities,...

Rural and Regional Education Announcement

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...

Helping Hand for Higher Education Transition

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...

Being an Ambassador: Expect the Unexpected

Being an Ambassador: Expect the Unexpected

  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 they had little expectation for the program. In Kirsty's words; "I...

Energy Breakthrough … in More Ways than One.

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...

Flying Start for Reinstated P-12 Network

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...

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...

New website for CEP

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,...

New Mallee Cluster Leadership Program

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...

DJ Raising a Voice on Education

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...