Highlighting Great Rural Projects

New Beginnings in Western Vic.

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...

Skipton’s Sporting Success

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...

Myrrhee: Proud to be Small

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...

Cooking Up a Treat at Katamatite Primary

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...

In the Spotlight: NSW Snow Gums Learning Alliance

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...

Synthetic Phonics at Lancaster

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 ....

A Growing STEM between Katamatite and Yarrawonga

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...

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...

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...

South-West Cluster claims 2018 CEP Rural Education Award

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...

The Sky’s the Limit for Werrimull STEM Learning

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...

Energy Breakthrough … in More Ways than One.

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...

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...

Full STEAM ahead for Pyrenees

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...

Making Maths Magic in the Mallee

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...

Energy Breakthrough  Enhances STEM Opportunities

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...

St. Arnaud Communities Shared Approach to Education

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...

Walwa Community Connections Enhance Local Education

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...