Bush Voices

The latest in rural education news

CEP welcome new Chair

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) has warmly welcomed Peter Greenwell as its new Chair in 2022. Mr Greenwell steps into the role following the retirement of Helen Clarke, who has been Chair since 2019. In accepting the Committees nomination at the recent CEP...

Increased demand for the Rural Youth Ambassador program

Increased demand for the Rural Youth Ambassador program

2022 has seen a significant increase in the number of rural and remote young people being nominated by their schools to be involved in the Country Education Partnerships Rural Youth Ambassador programs – whether that be in a Local Rural Youth Ambassador program, or...

Professional Development in 2022

Professional Development in 2022

A range of professional learning opportunities are on offered from the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in 2022.Implementing Talent Management Take a strategic approach to your workforce planning and development of high-potential leaders. Our one-day...

Bushfire Recovery – Workforce Wellbeing Initiative

Bushfire Recovery – Workforce Wellbeing Initiative

Supporting communities through a focus on school staff wellbeing Two new mental health supports are available to response to the impacts of the 2019-2020 Eastern Victorian bushfires, and subsequently the COVID-19 pandemic. The department has partnered with Bushfire...

Professional Development 2022

Professional Development 2022

A range of professional learning opportunities are on offered from the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in 2022.Leading through Conflict Designed for principals looking to extend their skills to confidently manage complex conflicts, this two-day online...

Vale Sidney Baillieu Myer AC

Vale Sidney Baillieu Myer AC

Baillieu (Bails) Myer AO (11th January 1926 to 22nd January 2022) Baillieu Myer, a man most known for his involvement in building a substantial family business and his real passion for the Arts. Perhaps a little less known involvement, was his interest and personal...

Professional Development in 2022

Professional Development in 2022

A range of professional learning opportunities are on offered from the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in 2022.Leading through Conflict Designed for principals looking to extend their skills to confidently manage complex conflicts, this two-day online...

Rural Youth Ambassadors come together for final time

Rural Youth Ambassadors come together for final time

Country Education Partnership's (CEP) National Rural Youth Ambassadors have come together for the last time to celebrate their year spent sharing the experience of rural education with key education stakeholders. The Rural Youth Ambassadors from all states (NSW,...

Youth benefiting from rural mentoring program

Youth benefiting from rural mentoring program

In Western Australia, a group of women are helping rural secondary school students in Bruce Rock expand their horizon through a successful mentoring program.CEP’s Joe Collins recently visited the group to find out more about how they are inspiring young people to...

Apply now for CEP Executive Officer role

Apply now for CEP Executive Officer role

Looking to contribute to achieving improved outcomes and opportunities for rural and remote students, engaging with stakeholders and making your mark on the next level of growth with us?We're looking for a new CEO after incumbent Phil Brown announced earlier this...

Rural Youth Ambassadors present solutions to key challenges

Rural Youth Ambassadors present solutions to key challenges

CEP’s Rural Youth Ambassadors from around Australia met with key education policy makers from South Australia and Victoria to present solutions to challenges faced by rural and remote students.In Victoria, the ambassadors met with Education Minister James Merlino and...

CEP Executive Officer changes roles

CEP Executive Officer changes roles

Country Education Partnership Executive Officer Phil Brown will be stepping down from the role in 2022 after more than a decade of leadership within the organisation.Phil will be taking a leadership role in the organisation’s Rural Youth Aspiration Inspire initiatives...

CEP launches curriculum resources with partners

CEP launches curriculum resources with partners

Country Education Partnership has launched a new curriculum resources page on its website dedicated to ready-to-go curriculum resources for country schools with a specific focus on STEM related learning. CEP has been working with rural schools as well as organisations...