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September 12, 2018

South-West Cluster claims 2018 CEP Rural Education Award

A CLUSTER of small Catholic primary schools from south west Victoria has been awarded the 2018 Country Education Partnership (CEP) Rural Education Award. With a scholarship value of $6000, the award was presented to the Western Trinity Cluster at the Rural Education Conference Dinner in Melbourne on September 3. CEP…
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July 17, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit for Werrimull STEM Learning

(PHOTO CAPTION) (L-R BACK) Samuel Oliver, Cameron Symes, Thomas Fox, Grace Kelly, Dakota Webb, Shania Axford (FRONT) Kathryn Charles, Kaitlin Hards, Claudia Fox, Hannah Fox, Evette Rowe.   Werrimull P-12 has lifted learning to the sky, with the purchase of two drones to be used as part of its STEM…
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June 14, 2018

Energy Breakthrough … in More Ways than One.

It's hard to believe but the first half of the school year is almost done, and with the shift into Term Three comes a shift of gears for the annual Energy Breakthrough Challenge. For competing schools, the level of planning, practice and perfection takes a leap, as each team attempts…
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April 24, 2018

40 Years and Going Strong

The Nathalia Learning Community Alliance has celebrated 40 years of collaborative education at its biennial conference in Mulwala. The cluster initiative between the town’s four schools – two State and two Catholic – has long attracted industry praise for its collaborative foundation. But in Nathalia, the notion of public and…
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March 14, 2018

Full STEAM ahead for Pyrenees

  This was the answer; the most wonderful answer ... " -- Alison Cheater, Elmhurst Primary   It’s taken almost a year of planning, but a new joint program addressing shortfalls in specialist subjects is already paying dividends for the Pyrenees Cluster. The "Full STEAM Ahead" project aims to foster…
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February 28, 2018

Making Maths Magic in the Mallee

A cluster of VCE students in the Mallee have been given the ultimate start to their academic year with a group workshop in Ouyen. About thirty pupils from the Mallee Education Cluster were involved in the gathering, aimed at creating a collaborative approach to the year’s coursework, in Units 3&4…
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Great Rural Projects
November 19, 2017

Energy Breakthrough Enhances STEM Opportunities

With the Maryborough Energy Breakthrough celebration event to be held over the weekend of November 23 - 26, preparations have been 'ramping up' in education settings all over the state and beyond. As one of the biggest educational events in Australia, forging strong partnerships between public and private sectors, Energy…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
November 19, 2017

St. Arnaud Communities Shared Approach to Education

Like all towns, St. Arnaud, (a township of just under 3000 residents), has witnessed a shift in demographics over some time. Unfortunately for St. Arnaud, this change has come with challenges and has been the result of a number of factors; including an ageing population, a number of families who have been attracted to the…
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October 17, 2017

Walwa Community Connections Enhance Local Education

On the road between Albury and Corryong, nestled just beside the Murray River, lies the small township of Walwa (population 300). Here, the local primary school- Walwa Primary School- is the sole education provider for the immediate community and have been utilising their local community to enrich student learning. Since coming to Walwa…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
June 15, 2017

Sale Rural Schools Cluster Doing Great Things Together

Last week at a rural school in East Gippsland (Nambrok Denison PS), buses of students from across the Sale Rural Cluster starting to arrive to be involved in an engaging day with their peers to explore the learning theme "Community and Technological advances" with students being involved in learning how…
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