Bush Voices

The latest in rural education news
Schools Plus partnership

Schools Plus partnership

Australian Schools Plus is a national not-for-profit that believes every child has the right to the same opportunities to thrive in school and beyond. They invest in underserved school communities, with funding and capacity-building support, tailored to address their...

Congratulations to RYA awarded Young Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to RYA awarded Young Citizen of the Year

Recently we were very excited to hear that one of our rural youth ambassadors for 2023 was announced as the Central Goldfields Young Citizen of the Year.Khoa Do is an enthusiastic, impressive young person with a strong social conscience, admirable leadership skills...

Melbourne Graduates make the move to rural

Melbourne Graduates make the move to rural

Story and photos credited to the Wangaratta ChronicleRecent graduate teachers, Anna Hedstrom and Finn Pederson were inspired by their time in CEP’s Teach Rural program to move to Beechworth and teach at Beechworth Secondary College. Ms Hedstrom and Mr Pederson have...

Energy Breakthrough – Preparing for the 2023 Event

Energy Breakthrough – Preparing for the 2023 Event

November is the month when everything ‘gets real’ for all the schools competing in the Energy Breakthrough event, of which CEP is a program partner. With 232 teams of students from 93 schools arriving in the central Victorian town of Maryborough between November 22...

Local Rural Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program

Local Rural Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program

On Wednesday the 25th of October our Year 6 leaders reconvened for day two of their Local Rural Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program. It was great to see these amazing young people again and explore a range of issues with them. Topics covered included safe, stretch...

Rural Youth Ambassadors 2023 Graduation

Rural Youth Ambassadors 2023 Graduation

On Tuesday the 17 October we gathered in Melbourne for the 2023 Graduation of our Rural Youth Ambassadors. This group of wonderful young people have been a credit to themselves, their schools and their community.Our Graduation took place at the Radisson on Flagstaff,...

Celebrating Kendall

Celebrating Kendall

Congratulations to Corryong College's Grade 6 teacher, Kendall Heycox, on winning the Victorian Outstanding Early Career Primary Teacher Award which recognises effective and innovative teachers in their first 5 years of teaching.The criteria for this prestigious award...

Teach Rural Update

Teach Rural Update

CEP’s Teach Rural program offers pre-service teachers a unique opportunity to experience their placement within a rural school and connect with the local community.CEP, DE and the local rural community offers Teach Rural PST’s the chance to immerse themselves within a...

Rural Youth Ambassador program update

Rural Youth Ambassador program update

On Monday the 11th of September we welcomed back this year's Rural Youth Ambassador group for our 3rd forum of 2023, held in Melbourne. It was wonderful to catch up with this amazing collection of young people who are a credit to themselves, their families and their...

Teach Rural Yarrawonga Placements

Teach Rural Yarrawonga Placements

CEP's Teach Rural program places PST's in rural communities to complete their placements. The program has had extremely positive reviews from PST's with a few choosing to do a second rural placement and some choosing to stay on in the schools and communities where...