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Wimmera Cluster explores creative local solutions

Wimmera Cluster explores creative local solutions

More than 70 staff from Balmoral, Edenhope and Goroke schools came together earlier this month to explore how they could develop an effective and creative partnership to provide a quality and engaging learning program into the future for the benefit of all their...

Nominate now for rural education award

Nominate now for rural education award

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 for...

Rural Learning Summit set for August

Rural Learning Summit set for August

Country Education Partnership’s (CEP) biennial Rural Learning Summit is planned to be held on Friday, 27th August, with the focus of this years discussion centred onSmall Schools and their Future. While at this stage it is planned that this will be a face to face...

Supporting schools during COVID-19

Supporting schools during COVID-19

The Royal Children's Hospital is offering free online professional learning to help primary school educators support students’ and their own mental health and wellbeing. The ongoing lockdowns into 2021 have seen primary school students and teachers across Australia...

Workshop resilience with Maggie Farrar

Workshop resilience with Maggie Farrar

Country Education Partnership (CEP) and Victorian Principals Association (VPA) have partnered with international education expert Maggie Farrar to offer a series of workshops for individuals, schools and partnerships.  Click here to register for this workshop This...

Rural youth present education solutions

Rural youth present education solutions

Rural students from across South Australian met with key education decision makers last week to explore key areas impacting on their education.The group of 20 students met with senior personnel from the Department of Education and the Senior Advisor to the Minister...

School brews opportunities

School brews opportunities

Providing students with real life hospitality skills was one of the main drivers behind Horsham Special School establishing an educational café.Led by education support officer Pauline Margetts, The Central provides opportunities for students of the school to learn...

PD for rural principals, business managers

PD for rural principals, business managers

Professional development opportunities aimed at improving school strategic management and creating global citizenship among students is on offer through Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.     Designed for principals and business managers, the...

Rural schools up for awards

Rural schools up for awards

Rural educators have been acknowledged in the latest list of finalists for the Australian Education Awards for 2021. Fran Waterman, principal of Yarrunga Primary School in Wangaratta, Victoria is one of those recognised. She joins a number of other rural educator and...

Sale Cluster Going Strong

Sale Cluster Going Strong

The Sale Rural Cluster students came together last term for a day full of activities, fun and learning for students.  The Cluster day was attended by students from eight rural schools in the Sale Cluster . These schools -- Nambrok Denison, Cowwarr, Airly, Bundalguah,...

Rural students highlight education needs

Rural students highlight education needs

Rural young people from across Australia have identified a number of common themes and key initiatives that they believe would enhance their education experience in country areas, and therefore improve their education outcomes and learning opportunities.Meeting with...

Professional Development goes Regional

Professional Development goes Regional

On Wednesday, the Andrews Labor Government announced funding to establish a brand-new multi-site and multi-region academy of teaching and leadership excellence. The Country Education Partnership (CEP) would like to congratulate the Andrews Labor Government on its...

150 Years of Briagolong PS

150 Years of Briagolong PS

Briagolong Primary School celebrated its 150-year history over the weekend with an event held on school grounds. Students, families and staff joined in celebrating and recognising the important role the school has played in Briagolong’s local history.  The local...

Life membership for rural education advocate

Life membership for rural education advocate

Mark McLay has dedicated his time in school to strengthening rural education opportunities for students and staff. Country Education Partnership deputy chair Mark McLay was recently awarded life membership to the organisation for his decades-long commitment to rural...

Indigenous STEM Engagement by In2Science

Indigenous STEM Engagement by In2Science

In2science (a program to support young students interested in STEM), is hosting an online forum on 13 May, ‘Indigenous STEM engagement: celebrating Australia’s First Scientists’, featuring Corey Tutt and a panel discussion facilitated by Rae Johnston.In2science brings...

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA). This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the VEEA.The VEEA recognise and highlight the work of inspirational Victorian government teachers, principals and education support staff who...

RYA Underway in 2021

RYA Underway in 2021

The 2021 Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) program has commenced with the Victorian cohort coming together for their first meeting last week. A group of sixteen Year 11s have travelled from all over the state - Yarrawonga, Foster, Ouyen and everywhere in between - to meet...

Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open for the Public 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...