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Public education statement

The Public Education Advisory committee (PEAC) was formed in 2015 to 'champion public education and provide advice to the minister'. Chaired by Professor Alan Reid AM, the committee membership includes members of the education, academic and business communities.

To fulfil its charter, the PEAC firstly needed a common understanding of the characteristics of public education and the Statement on Public Education in South Australia (PDF 886KB) was developed. This statement serves to:

  • help the community to recognise the unique characteristics of public education
  • contribute to the development of a common language and common understanding about the moral purpose of public education
  • assist in making policy and practice consistent with the key characteristics of public education.


School and Preschool Improvement - interface

Phone: 8226 1844
Email: education.interface [at] sa.gov.au