Highlighting Great Rural Projects

Wimmera Cluster explores creative local solutions

Wimmera Cluster explores creative local solutions

More than 70 staff from Balmoral, Edenhope and Goroke schools came together earlier this month to explore how they could develop an effective and creative partnership to provide a quality and engaging learning program into the future for the benefit of all their...

Nominate now for rural education award

Nominate now for rural education award

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...

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...

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,...

Lancaster Finding Creativity with Recycling

Lancaster Finding Creativity with Recycling

A recycling project is winning over students at a small school in the Goulburn Valley, reviving the art of creating something from nothing. Lancaster Primary, near Kyabram, introduced the project upon return from home schooling, as a way to encourage students to...

EB Mentorships: Girton Grammar and Transurban

EB Mentorships: Girton Grammar and Transurban

Students from a Central Victorian school have been given valuable insight into the life skills they can draw from participating in Energy Breakthrough (EB), following an industry mentor session with major toll road operator Transurban.The session — delivered online...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Staff, Students and Jean the Therapy Dog

Staff, Students and Jean the Therapy Dog

Carraragarmungee (Carra) Primary School is a unique school in Victoria’s north east. They are a close community of 20 students, Principal Marie de Prada, teacher Thomas O’Hehir and notably Jean the therapy dog.Carraragarmungee (Carra) Primary School is a unique school...

Cross-border Innovation

Cross-border Innovation

In response to increasing border restrictions as a result of COVID-19, Murrayville Community College establishes a Rural Learning Hub to support the learning of their South Australian students. As restrictions intensify across the states and territories, the 2020...

“Monday Funday” at Avenel Primary School

“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,...

Remote Learning: Whitfield District Primary School

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...

Camperdown College: An Innovative 3-way Buddy System

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...