Thursday, August 5, 2010
Rural schools stay strong
By Maria Tickle
You know when a rural community is struggling to survive when its sporting clubs can't find enough players to field a team, but when its school closes its doors, that can be the death knell.
But a group of country schools in South Australia are working co-operatively and embracing technology to keep their schools open and families in town.
One of the schools that is part of this cooperative is the Jamestown Community School in mid-north South Australia.
In this report: Professor John Halsey, expert in rural education from Flinders University; Kevin Mooney, principal Jamestown Community School, South Australia