Highlighting Great Rural Projects

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...

Sale Rural Schools Cluster Doing Great Things Together

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...

Apollo Bay P-12 College gain National Music Award

Apollo Bay P-12 College gain National Music Award

Apollo Bay P-12 College has recently received national recognition for their Music program, and as a result has had a big win in receiving $100, 000 to be injected into their music program thanks to Yamaha Music Australia.  Not only did they receive this generous...

School Trio Forge Rural/Urban Reciprocal Futures

School Trio Forge Rural/Urban Reciprocal Futures

Borne from a desire to broaden their students learning experiences and programs beyond their immediate communities, a trio of schools have forged an innovative partnership based upon their students needs and opportunities. Over the past five years, Bright P-12 College...

“Techspace” at Rainbow College

“Techspace” at Rainbow College

The hidden perks of learning from play! From humble beginnings of a Lego set and one sphero robot “Techspace” has developed into an extensive and well-resourced area that is exceedingly popular with all students across Rainbow P-12 College. With a student enrolment...

Maryborough Education Centre wins State Award

Maryborough Education Centre wins State Award

The Specialist Setting Teachers team from Maryborough Education Centre are celebrating their recent Victorian Education Excellence Award – announced by the Minister for Education just over a week ago. Check out the schools acceptance speech after receiving their...

Raising Expectations : Raising Belief

Raising Expectations : Raising Belief

This year at Cobram Primary School we have focused on lifting the aspirations of our students, and engage them in their learning, especially in the upper end of our school. Through the recent school student survey results we saw students highlight the low engagement...

Reader Leaders Initiative in Warracknabeal

Reader Leaders Initiative in Warracknabeal

Early years students in "Chickpeas" at St. Mary’s Primary School have recently completed one semester of regular reading with their Secondary College "Reader Leaders". Once a week, six "Reader Leaders" spend quality one on one time with two or three buddies from the...

Student Leaders Initiative in Karmai Learning Alliance

Student Leaders Initiative in Karmai Learning Alliance

Student leadership has been a key area of interest amongst the schools who comprise the Karmai Learning Alliance in South Gippsland. Centred on the rural town of Korumburra, the schools have been keen to develop a Learning Alliance Leadership program for all their...

Great LOTE Collaboration for a Small Rural Community

Offering students with  a breadth of learning opportunities in a small rural school is often challenging, especially when one is looking for the expertise to offer something like a language. How do you entice a teacher into the country for a half day of teaching? -...

Young Research Fellows in Mallee Track

Young Research Fellows in Mallee Track

Ten upper primary school students from a number of the Mallee Track Cluster are involved in an exciting partnership project with the State Library of Victoria. As one Researcher shared: “I was bewildered because I never in a million years thought that I would...

“The Power Hour”

“The Power Hour”

Over the past few months students at St Arnaud Secondary College have been receiving assistance with their numeracy and literacy skills from a group of community members three afternoons a week. In what has been called the “Power Hour”, up to 40 students, 15 community...

Student Congress to Build Leadership in the South West

Student Congress to Build Leadership in the South West

In what has been hailed a great success, students from all 28 schools in the Warrnambool and Moyne regions came together on 27 February for a student leaders’ congress that aims to build leadership skills and drive community projects. Building on the concept of "What...