Over 60 people from rural school communities, education sectors and key stakeholder groups attended the recent CEP annual meeting in Melbourne.
Wendy Graham, chair of CEP, welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed them of the growth and expansion of activities of the organisation over the past twelve months. She highlighted that the organisation was pleased to have represented the needs and ideas of rural communities from across Victoria at a state and national level over the past twelve months.
She reiterated that the organisation is conscious of the needs of our rural communities. And the central mission of CEP to enable the provision of quality learning . Sharing, participating and collaborating being the cornerstones.
The Minister for Education
The Hon Martin Dixon, Minister for Education attended the meeting, congratulating CEP on the many great activities it has been involved in over recent times. He indicated that he looked forward to ongoing communication with CEP and outlined a number of rural education initiatives the government is going to support .
Mr Baillieu Myer, Patron of CEP, announced the Rural Education Leadership Award winner, Ms Shirley Gregory, and presented her with a scholarship valued at $10,000.
The organisation would like to congratulate Patricia Nunan, Mark McLay, Philip Scambler, Julie King and Brad Madden, on their election to the Committee of Management. They will join Rod Clarke, Robert Boucher, Jane Boyle, Denise Frantz, Tony Hand and Wendy Graham to provide support and direction for the organisation into the future.
In closing the annual meeting, Wendy thanked all those who had been involved in CEP over the past twelve months and looked forward to further building strong partnerships with rural education communities.