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December 5, 2018

Rural Youth Ambassador Program and Why We Love it

  Rural Youth Ambassador Program and Why We Love it   The 2018 cohort of CEP Rural Youth Ambassadors has met for the final time at a group conference in Melbourne this week. Together, the group shared their concluding ideas on issues including prioritisation of career education, access to universities,…
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December 5, 2018

Joel Findlay: ‘The Smart Kid’

Joel Findlay 17-years-young Preparing for Year 12 at Korumburra Secondary College   Gearing-up for his final year of school, Joel Findlay has his eyes firmly on the prize. He knows it won’t be simple and he knows he has plenty of work ahead but he’s also very aware that it’s…
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December 5, 2018

New Era Heralds Success for Energy Breakthrough (EB)

New Era Heralds Success for Energy Breakthrough   The Energy Breakthrough (EB) Challenge has wrapped-up for another year with outstanding results on and off the track. This year’s event was the first to be staged without a major sponsor in 26 years, with competing schools welcoming the shift to a…
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December 5, 2018

Top Job! — Catagory Winners at Energy Breakthrough in 2018

In 2018, Energy Breakthrough boasted record entries with more than 70 competitors in the TRYathlon category alone. Wowee! It really was a jam-packed few days of racing, ingenuity, friendship and fun. Congratulations to all competitors, volunteers, supporters and spectators for making the event such a roaring success.   And the…
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December 5, 2018

EB celebrates Dylan on International Day of People with Disability (Dec 3)

  Energy Breakthrough Celebrates Dylan Meet Dylan from St Augustine’s in Maryborough. He and his team have just finished 10th out of 39 teams in the Pushcart Class at the 2018 Energy Breakthrough. Dylan has Down Syndrome. He also has an incredible smile, which was on show for all to…
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November 20, 2018

Comment: What Can We Expect from this Victorian Election?

In Focus: CEP Chairman Mike Stephens on the Victorian Election and What it Means for Us As we draw closer to the state election, I am concerned there are still more questions than answers. While there have been many areas highlighted by political parties, concerning the provision of education in…
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November 20, 2018

Get Your Diary & Pencil it in: 2019 International Presenters

Professional Development Opportunities for 2019 The Country Education Partnership is pleased to provide a range of high-quality professional learning opportunities for rural and remote education communities in 2019. Following feedback from our members, CEP is determined to stage these activities within country communities, ensuring greater access for education leaders and…
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November 20, 2018

‘Man of Steele’: From the Energy Breakthrough to the Commonwealth Games

The organising frenzy is in full-flight this week, ahead of the Energy Breakthrough Challenge in Maryborough, which officially gets underway on Thursday. We're often asked what educational and life value EB gives to its participants beyond the event itself. Good question. So, we thought we'd show you, through the inspiring…
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November 20, 2018

Master of Education (Rural Leadership and Management)

Delivered by Flinders University in partnership with Bastow, this course recognises the specific needs of school leaders in rural and regional settings. Bastow offers 20 scholarships for rural and remote school leaders to undertake the Master of Education (Rural Leadership and Management), a postgraduate program offered by Flinders University. The…
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November 12, 2018

Situation Critical: Teacher Recruitment in Rural and Remote Victorian Schools

  Rural and remote Victorian schools are pleading for a new approach to attract and retain quality teachers and education leaders, with many principals saying staff shortages are the biggest challenge affecting country schools. The Country Education Partnership (CEP) – which represents the interests of rural and remote education– says…
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