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CEF Awards for Excellence

CEF Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open for the Country Education Foundation’s 2021 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence These awards showcase the exceptional work that occurs every day across NSW public education – by schools, students, teachers, employees and...

Seeking Mentor Teachers

Seeking Mentor Teachers

What do we need to do to improve the quality of training and support for our ‘early career teachers’ in rural and remote schools? CEP is seeking passionate teachers who are interested in supporting and mentoring new rural teachers so that they can be great educators...

Graduate Teacher Survey

Graduate Teacher Survey

Great teachers are the ‘single most important school variable influencing student achievement’.CEP wants to help all of our rural and remote Early Career and Graduate teachers become excellent, qualified educators by focusing on a culture of mentoring and support....

Rural Research

Rural Research

The below research comes out of the Centre for Sustainable Communities at the University of Canberra. The project was developed with Widening Participation a UC, ANU, USyd & UNE, and focuses on the social and cultural experiences of rural students at...

AGM 2020

AGM 2020

CEP has held its Annual General Meeting for 2020. The meeting, taking place in-person and online, was attended by rural educators, staff, key stakeholders, partners, past CEP members, committee and education sector members.On Thursday 25th of March, CEP held its 2020...

Work with CEP

Work with CEP

CEP is taking expressions of interest for a Casual Communication Officer to join our team. The Communications Officer will be responsible for ensuring CEP maintains a regular and high standard of communication with our education communities, key stakeholders and...

Join CEP’s Annual Meeting

Join CEP’s Annual Meeting

CEP will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday 25 March 2021. CEP is inviting interested individuals and rural education communities to join us either in-person or online this year.Annual Meeting Thursday, 25 March 20214:15pm - 6:00pm  Attendees can choose to...

Supporting Graduate Teachers

Supporting Graduate Teachers

CEP knows providing new graduates with positive experiences within their first teaching role, and within a rural education community, is essential in retaining these people into the future.Get in Touch Are you a graduate teacher (or second year) in a rural school? Do...

RYA 2021: Nominations Open

RYA 2021: Nominations Open

The Country Education Partnership is excited to announce the nomination period for the 2021 Rural Youth Ambassadors program has commenced. Rural and remote young people from New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria can be nominated by their school principal to be...

VicSRC’s Teach the Teacher Program

VicSRC’s Teach the Teacher Program

Are you looking for ways to build your student voice practice in 2021? VicSRC has you covered with their internationally recognised education innovation Teach the Teacher.Designed by students, the Teach the Teacher program is a whole school student-led framework to...

VCE Collaboration Fund

VCE Collaboration Fund

Funding is available to schools across Victoria to form partnerships that broaden their current VCE subject offerings for rural and regional students.Choice of subjects is a key driver for school retention and completion. Increasing choice at VCE allows students to...

RYA: Student Voice in Canberra

RYA: Student Voice in Canberra

From places as far as Streaky Bay in SA, Alstonville in northern NSW, and Yanakie in Victoria, 18 rural and remote young Australians travelled to Canberra to meet with Federal Ministers and education officials to share their thoughts  on rural and remote education...

Canberra: Day Two

Canberra: Day Two

Day Two of the National Forum has wrapped up overnight. The Rural Youth Ambassadors had a full day where they met with Ministers and senior people from the Department of Education to discuss their ideas and experiences. The day began with a discussion group with a...

Canberra: Day One

Canberra: Day One

Day One of the National Forum is complete with Rural Youth Ambassadors having met with Ministers and local politicians to discuss their experiences and journeys as rural young people. The day began at Parliament House where the Ambassadors met with Minister Tehan,...

RYA in Canberra

RYA in Canberra

Ambassadors arrive in Canberra for the first  National Rural Youth Ambassador Forum. The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is holding its first national Rural Youth Ambassador forum in Canberra. The forum begins today and runs until Friday 26 February.    The Rural...

Professional Development From Bastow

Professional Development From Bastow

The latest professional development opportunities from Bastow.  Read about the latest professional development opportunities from Bastow Learning Institute. They cover a range of subjects, learning and staff development topics.  Numeracy professional learning Develop...

CEP in 2021

CEP in 2021

With 2021 well underway, we’re excited for what this year will bring. There are a number of important learnings from 2020, both positive and challenging, that education communities carry into this new school year. New Faces at CEP CEP will continue to work with our...

Apply: Rural Education Awards

Apply: Rural Education Awards

The Country Education Partnership established the Rural Education Awards to showcase the outstanding achievements and practices of education leaders, and educators, in Victorian Rural and Remote Learning Communities across all education sectors. The award has operated...