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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...

Embedding Indigenous Cultural Language in Curriculum

Embedding Indigenous Cultural Language in Curriculum

Wurruk Primary School, a small school in Victoria’s east, has an enduring Indigenous Culture Language Program which allows students to learn words and phrases of the local Gunaikurnai language and engage with the culture of our First Nations Peoples. The program is...

Science Online with Discovery in Term 4

Science Online with Discovery in Term 4

Join Discovery to explore hands-on science online! Every week the Discovery team will run live online workshops where students engage, interact and do the experiments along with their science communicator.These hands-on, interactive sessions make use of everyday...

The Latest from Bastow Institute

The Latest from Bastow Institute

The latest professional development opportunities from Bastow.  What have we Learnt about Learning? A conversation between Dr David Howes and Dr John Munro. Join Dr David Howes, Deputy Secretary Schools and Regional Services, and Dr John Munro from Australian Catholic...

Carisbrook PS: Making EB happen locally in 2020

Carisbrook PS: Making EB happen locally in 2020

Energy Breakthrough may have been cancelled for 2020, but that hasn’t stopped Carisbrook Primary School. The rural school has stayed engaged in the STEM program during Victoria’s remote learning period, with plans for an Energy Breakthrough race to be held on school...

Rural Inspire and RESN: Supporting rural VCE students online

Rural Inspire and RESN: Supporting rural VCE students online

Rural VCE students can now access free online tutoring, thanks to a new alliance between the Country Education Partnership’s (CEP)  Rural Inspire initiative and the Regional Education Support Network (RESN). For five weeks now, . tutoring has been provided via online...

Woorinen District Riding a Path to Success

Woorinen District Riding a Path to Success

They say wonderful kids go to Woorinen District. And it’s not hard to garner why. The small, rural school in the Mallee has built its reputation by being innovative, nurturing, and attentive. In 2020, it accommodates 90 students – next year there will be 95 – which is...

Buchan PS: All in the day of a rural principal in 2020

Buchan PS: All in the day of a rural principal in 2020

Drought and bushfire cause significant disruption to communities and education, but the addition of a global health crisis has meant Buchan Primary School faces a complex and amalgamated set of challenges in its education provision this year.Buchan Primary School, a...

Katamatite PS supports pre-service teacher online

Katamatite PS supports pre-service teacher online

With restrictions in place across Victoria Meg was finding it increasingly difficult to fulfil the placement requirements of her teaching degree. When a last minute remote placement became a possibility, she got in touch with her old primary school and former teacher,...

Steve Munby delivers excellent webinar series

Steve Munby delivers excellent webinar series

Taking place over six weeks, Steve Munby has delivered an excellent webinar series for CEP, focusing on leadership in times of change. The series began with the webinar Leadership at a time of crisis and uncertainty, followed by a session on Imperfect Leadership and...

Chiltern PS: Embracing ICT in remote learning

Chiltern PS: Embracing ICT in remote learning

CEP’s Jeremy Campbell speaks with Shelby Hanby, a young teacher from Chiltern Primary School who has been instrumental in supporting her school to make a successful transition to online learning. When did you Graduate university? I graduated from Charles Sturt...

Rural Young People Achieving: Lauren and Sinead

Rural Young People Achieving: Lauren and Sinead

Lauren Cain and Sinead Allen both graduated from Mirboo North Secondary College in 2012. Both Lauren and Sinead are Alumni of the Rural Youth Ambassador program, having participated in the inaugural year of the initiative back in 2011. They have since been on their...

Post-Secondary Pathways: Alumni led Discussion Nights

Post-Secondary Pathways: Alumni led Discussion Nights

Rural Youth Ambassador Alumni are hosting a series of two information nights sharing their insights on post-school pathways. This is an opportunity for current year 11 and 12 students to speak directly with young people from across the country who wish to share their...