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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

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...

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...