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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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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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March 27, 2019

Cooking Up a Treat at Katamatite Primary

Cooking Up a Treat at Katamatite Primary   If you’d have dropped into the Katamatite Primary School on Wednesday last week, you’d have been greeted by the delicious smell of a baking sensation, involving stuffed zucchini, mashed potato, bacon and plenty of cheese on top. It was a cooking treat…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
March 7, 2019

In the Spotlight: NSW Snow Gums Learning Alliance

  In the Spotlight: NSW Snow Gums Learning Alliance   In the rural reaches of northern New South Wales, there's something clicking in education. Together, five small schools are flourishing under the success of a well-established partnership, in which almost every element of school 'life' is integrated for the shared…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
March 7, 2019

Synthetic Phonics at Lancaster

  Lancaster Leading Synthetic Phonics   Visiting Lancaster Primary School last week, CEP Media Officer Britt Ditterich sat down with Principal Trish Perry and Learning Specialist Willie Alblas to learn more about the school's adaption of synthetic phonics . The school's decision to use this approach to literacy, rather than the…
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February 21, 2019

A Growing STEM between Katamatite and Yarrawonga

A Growing STEM between Katamatite and Yarrawonga   It's early days yet but a collaborative approach is taking shape in the Goulburn Valley. Two schools -- Katamatite Primary and Sacred Heart Primary in Yarrawonga -- have been steadily building a partnership in STEM learning, with hopes they'll eventually develop a…
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October 17, 2018

Corryong’s Remembrance

As Remembrance Day fast approaches, one remote school in Victoria’s North East has captured its significance with a research project dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Brigade. Grade five and six pupils at Corryong College have spent many months researching and collating biographies on the men from the Upper Murray…
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October 10, 2018

Energy Breakthrough: Pushcarts Round-Up

Teams of primary pupils from across Victoria have been busily fundraising, exercising and creating their pushcarts in readiness for the 2018 Energy Breakthrough, to be held in Maryborough next month. Here’s a brief snapshot from a handful of schools, discussing their preparation, cart design and what they're aiming to achieve.…
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