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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 21, 2020

“Monday Funday” at Avenel Primary School

In the wake of the bushfires and COVID-19, the CEP has been speaking with numerous principals across the state. Here is one story from Avenel Primary School, with new Principal, Ross Davis only starting in the role at the beginning of 2020. At Avenel Primary School, the school and wider…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 21, 2020

Remote Learning: Whitfield District Primary School

In the wake of the bushfires and COVID-19, the CEP has been speaking with numerous principals across the state. Here is one story from Whitfield District Primary School. Exceptional Educational Experiences is the vision at Whitfield District Primary School. The school has maintained this vision through the catastrophic Bushfire activity…
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Bush voicesCluster Case StudiesGreat Rural Projects
April 30, 2020

Sale Cluster of Rural Schools

There are a group of small rural schools located near Sale, in East Gippsland, who are doing things differently. The Sale cluster consists of eight schools with a total of 275 students. These schools vary in size from 16 through to 73 students. Like many smaller rural schools, they have…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
April 27, 2020

Camperdown College: An Innovative 3-way Buddy System

In the Lakes and Craters region of South-West Victoria, Camperdown College, a P-12 state school, has created an innovative buddy program that aims to create a sense of belonging for Prep students. The School facilitates a 3-Way Buddy program which extends beyond the traditional Prep - Year 6 Buddy relationship…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
October 23, 2019

The Joy of Competition and Inclusion at the Swan Hill Show

The Joy of Competition and Inclusion at the Swan Hill Show   Students at the Swan Hill Specialist School are celebrating their collective success at the Swan Hill Show, held earlier this month. The pupils submitted a variety of entries in the show's competitive photography sections and walked away with…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
September 9, 2019

School Clustering: Happy Days in the Western Districts

 School Clustering: Happy Days in the Western Districts    It's early days yet but a new rural alliance in Victoria's western districts is reaping rewards.  Involving three schools — Balmoral K-12, Goroke P-12 and Edenhope College — the partnership has been steadily progressing since its inception at the start of…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 15, 2019

Going Great at Girgarre

Going Great at Girgarre   The small town of Girgarre, about 40 minutes from Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley region, has seen a great deal of change. Back in 2012, and after a decade of drought had depleted its dairy industry, the town lost 146 jobs when its main employer…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 15, 2019

New Beginnings in Western Vic.

New Beginnings in Western Victoria A fresh partnership is brewing in the western districts and it's drawing plenty of enthusiasm.   Involving three schools -- Balmoral K-12, Goroke P-12 and Edenhope P-12 -- the new alliance is still in its infancy, with each school determining their preferences for the establishment…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
May 1, 2019

Skipton’s Sporting Success

Skipton’s Sporting Success   It’s fair to say the Skipton Primary School bats above its average in the realm of competitive school sport. As a small, rural school with a typical enrolment of about 100 students (give or take a few) it has chalked-up some notable sporting results in recent…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
March 27, 2019

Myrrhee: Proud to be Small

Proud to be Small   With an enrolment of 21 students, the Myrrhee Primary School in the King Valley region of North East Victoria proudly identifies as being ‘small’. Teaching Principal Ash Graham has been at the helm for almost five years now and says, in that time, it’s been…
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