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CEP Annual Meeting – 2017

The Country Education Partnership held its Annual Meeting last week with a number of people from rural and  remote education settings, education sectors and key stakeholder groups attending. The Annual Meeting was also joined by the organisation’s Patron, Mr. Baillieu Myer, AO. Michael Cavanagh, Chair of Country Education Partnership presented the Annual Report and highlighted the Read More

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Maggie Farrar Program

Internationally recognised for her work in transforming children’s life chances and closing the gaps in achievement via community and educational leadership, Maggie is once again set to partner with Country Education Partnership to deliver a wonderful program for clusters and partnership throughout rural and remote Victoria during 2017. Enhancing Learning Opportunities through Clustering & Partnering CEP has Read More

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2016 Rural Youth Ambassadors Present their Deliberations

Last week the twenty Rural Youth Ambassadors met with a number of people, state working groups, and education organisations sharing their thoughts and ideas as to how they would like rural and remote education enhanced into the future.   With great integrity, this outstanding group of young people, representing rural communities across Victoria, identified two Read More

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Royal Flying Doctor’s Service in Rural Education Communities

Stories that relate to children’s lived experiences, fears, imaginations and natural inquisitiveness are at the heart of the RFDS free incursion education program. Written by a team of practicing and registered teachers for Victorian primary and secondary school students, The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria runs a comprehensive education program. The education program teaches Read More

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Professional Development Opportunities

There are a number of exciting professional development opportunities for rural and remote educators on offer. Below is an overview of such professional development opportunities. CEP Professional Development Opportunities: The Country Education Partnership has developed a range of professional development opportunities focused on rural education leaders and educators and they include: “Enhancing Education Opportunities through Clustering Read More

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From the Chair

Welcome back to the 2017 school year. I hope the year is a successful one for you, your students, your colleagues and your rural community. Providing our rural young people with an outstanding education becomes even more important these days of ‘post truth’, ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’ and ‘incomplete information’.   The need for people to Read More

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Think Piece: Supporting Young Talented Rural Students

Catering for the needs and dreams of “talented”, or “gifted”, school aged students in rural and remote communities across Victoria has been a challenge for many education sectors over numerous years. While there have been many individual initiatives that have been provided (generally over a short time span) for these students, there has not been Read More

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“Techspace” at Rainbow College

The hidden perks of learning from play! From humble beginnings of a Lego set and one sphero robot “Techspace” has developed into an extensive and well-resourced area that is exceedingly popular with all students across Rainbow P-12 College. With a student enrolment of 133 students, Rainbow College is a small rural Foundation to Year 12 school in Read More

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Victorian Parliamentary Students Program 2017

The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program aims to provide opportunities that support the civic learning and active participation in democratic processes of all Victorian students. The program also aims to support the professional learning of civics and citizenship education. In 2017, regional and rural Victorian schools have been encouraged to become involved and to host a Read More