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2021 AREAs

The 2021 Australian Rural Education Awards were announced at the National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education Webinar on 24 May 2021. Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia.

2019 SPERA Annual General Meeting

The 2019 SPERA Annual General Meeting took place on: Thursday, 3rd October 2019.   The following members were nominated and elected to the Executive Committee: Serena Burnett Joel Davis Chris Ronan Carol Steel Melyssa Fuqua Samantha Avitaia Nina Fotinatos Ian McIntosh Monica Davis Sue Ledger Jane Downey Jaimey Facchin Brian O’Neill Bronwyn Relf Chris Reading […]

2018 Annual General Meeting

Attracting Teachers to Schools in Rural and Remote Areas in Australia

Region-related disparities are among the main factors that explain differences in access and equity in education (Lee, 2001). Schools in remote and rural areas often have difficulty in recruiting and retaining staff with certain qualifications and experience, and preparing them to address the educational complexity in these areas, such as multi-grade settings and specific student […]

Attracting Teachers to Schools in Rural and Remote Areas in Australia

  Region-related disparities are among the main factors that explain differences in access and equity in education (Lee, 2002). Schools in remote and rural areas often have difficulty in recruiting and retaining staff with certain qualifications and experience, and preparing them to address the educational complexity in these areas, such as multi-grade settings and specific […]

2018 SPERA Annual General Meeting

SPERA Annual General Meeting 2018 was held at Curtin University Perth on 30th November 2018 The following were nominated and accepted for Executive. President: Brian O’Neill Vice President: Sue Ledger Treasurer: Chris Reading International Liaison: Jayne Downey Meeting/Minutes: Bronwyn Relf Membership and Social Media: Sonal Singh Website: Samantha Avitaia and Jaimey Facchin AAAE representative: Melyssa […]

Media Release: Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

13th April 2018 The report on an extensive review to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas is now available to the public. The Coalition Government today released the final report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, led by Emeritus Professor Dr John […]

May 2016 Newsletter

From the President Mr Brian O’Neill Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter for the 2016. A great deal has been happening with SPERA and I am happy to highlight these activities in this edition. Highlights featured in this Newsletter include the 31st National SPERA Conference which was held at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus […]

Innovation Watch

Innovation Watch is a national network of regional Australians that have come together to share ideas about successful community-led development. It is a platform to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of others about what works in regional development. Discussions focus on practical initiatives that are driven by the local community. Regional Australia is […]

Julia Gillard to attend as Australia’s oldest continually running school in Newcastle celebrates 200 years

Article written by Jackson Vernon for ABC News Former prime minister Julia Gillard will be part of the upcoming bicentenary celebrations for Australia’s oldest continually running school. In February, Newcastle East Primary School will mark 200 years since it was opened in 1816. Back then 16 students made up the first class, including a mix […]