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The Wright Path to Rural Nursing Success

The Wright Path to Rural Nursing Success

In her own words, Courtney Wright could have been a poster girl for the many students who truly hate school and ‘just know’ they’ll never go to university -- at least not in the traditional sense of chasing an ATAR and then praying for a first-round offer.No, Courtney...

A Return to Camps

A Return to Camps

With Covid19 restrictions easing across Victoria, many schools have been enjoying a return of extracurricular activities, such as school camps. In most instances, the camps have been significantly modified and condensed but the students have rejoiced all the same;...

Rural Inspire Launches New Website

Rural Inspire Launches New Website

Our rural youth aspirations initiative Rural Inspire celebrates the launch of its brand new website. The new website will support the Rural Inspire initiative as it goes national in 2021 and beyond.The website has been custom designed in collaboration with our Rural...

A Racing Spectacle Under the Blazing Deni Sun

A Racing Spectacle Under the Blazing Deni Sun

Despite sweltering heat of 42 degrees, the Deniliquin North Primary School has celebrated its inaugural Energy Breakthrough Pushcart Day. The event was created as a local solution to the COVID-19 cancellation of Maryborough's annual Energy Breakthrough (EB) Festival,...

EB Mentorship: Holmesglen and Transurban

EB Mentorship: Holmesglen and Transurban

VCAL students from Holmesglen, have been given a unique insight into the workings of a major state road development, thanks to an Energy Breakthrough (EB) Mentorship Program. The mentorship  connects students with STEM-related industry professionals , demonstrating...

eKids returns in Semester 2

eKids returns in Semester 2

The Country Education Partnership’s popular eKids program has partnered with the National Zoo to deliver the online Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based, problem-solving course throughout term 3 and 4. The eKids program takes place online and...

The Latest from Bastow Institute

The Latest from Bastow Institute

The latest professional development opportunities from Bastow.  Bastow professional learning for vertical school teams Apply now for 2021. With the return to onsite schooling and a key focus on catch-up and extension learning strategies, instructional leadership is...

Work with Us

Work with Us

We are looking for a Project Manager to work within a committed team, leading the various initiatives that CEP facilitates for rural education communities across Victoria. Hours: Full Time, 38 hours per week – both full time and part time applications are welcome....

And They’re Racing in Deniliquin

And They’re Racing in Deniliquin

Like so many things in 2020, the annual Country Education Partnership (CEP) Energy Breakthrough Challenge (EB) has been prevented by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Normally, at about this time of year, thousands of students from more than 150 schools would be swarming on...

Lancaster Finding Creativity with Recycling

Lancaster Finding Creativity with Recycling

A recycling project is winning over students at a small school in the Goulburn Valley, reviving the art of creating something from nothing. Lancaster Primary, near Kyabram, introduced the project upon return from home schooling, as a way to encourage students to...

Work with Us

Work with Us

CEP is looking for a National Project Coordinator and National Project Officer to work within a committed team, leading the national expansion of the Rural Inspire initiative. National Project Coordinator Hours: Full Time, 38 hours per week Status: Initially for...

EB Mentorships: Girton Grammar and Transurban

EB Mentorships: Girton Grammar and Transurban

Students from a Central Victorian school have been given valuable insight into the life skills they can draw from participating in Energy Breakthrough (EB), following an industry mentor session with major toll road operator Transurban.The session — delivered online...

NAIDOC Week: Deadly Rural Schools

NAIDOC Week: Deadly Rural Schools

As we continue to celebrate NAIDOC week, today CEP is shining a light on some of the exceptional rural Victorian schools doing great things to lift education outcomes among Indigenous students. These schools are finalists in the Outstanding Koorie Education category...

World Teachers’ Day: Jaimee Beasy

World Teachers’ Day: Jaimee Beasy

It's World Teachers' Day in Australia. The 2020 school year has been like no other, with school communities quickly adapting to ever-changing circumstances. We asked a few rural teachers what they learned from this landmark year, and what being a rural educator means...

World Teachers’ Day: Stacey Pearse

World Teachers’ Day: Stacey Pearse

It's World Teachers' Day in Australia. The 2020 school year has been like no other, with school communities quickly adapting to ever-changing circumstances. We asked a few rural teachers what they learned from this landmark year, and what being a rural educator means...

World Teachers’ Day: Skye Kelly

World Teachers’ Day: Skye Kelly

It's World Teachers' Day in Australia. The 2020 school year has been like no other, with school communities quickly adapting to ever-changing circumstances. We asked a few rural teachers what they learned from this landmark year, and what being a rural educator means...

World Teachers’ Day Australia: Tessa Demaria

World Teachers’ Day Australia: Tessa Demaria

It's World Teachers' Day in Australia. The 2020 school year has been like no other, with school communities quickly adapting to ever-changing circumstances. We asked a few rural teachers what they learned from this landmark year, and what being a rural educator means...

The Latest from Bastow

The Latest from Bastow

The latest professional development opportunities from Bastow.  Literacy learning for life Literacy is a foundational skill for lifelong learning. It underpins the acquisition of more complex skills like critical and creative thinking, and supports students to...