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Media releases

The department's Media unit keeps the community engaged through the media with the latest media releases on various initiatives and events relating to public education.

Minister for Education

Media releases from the minister may also be relevant to our work. For more information visit the premier's website.

Contacting the Media unit

All media enquiries regarding public education and child care should be directed to the Department for Education media hotline on (08) 8226 7990. This line is attended at all times for media enquiries. Media may also send requests through to education.mediaunit [at] sa.gov.au.

Department media releases

Improved internet in remote schools

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Students and teachers at 8 government schools in the APY Lands will benefit from improved internet connectivity.

ABLES assessment tool

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A tool which recognises and responds to the learning needs of students with disability will be introduced into SA public schools.

Lifting Our Game

Thursday, February 1, 2018

This independent Review was commissioned by state and territory officials in Australia to complement the Commonwealth Government’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

Employee arrest notification

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Police have notified the department of the arrest of an employee.

Expansion of transition services for students with disability

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Services offered by the Transition Centres will expand to include a statewide consultative service for schools.

Increased autism support

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Over $750k will be invested into supporting children with autism and children with additional complex needs from next year.

Learning outdoors resource

Monday, December 4, 2017

A resource highlighting the benefits of outdoor learning environments for children and young people is now available.

$67m investment to improve learning

Sunday, December 3, 2017

SA's public schools will share in more than $67m to improve student’s literacy and numeracy skills.

New music strategy

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Over $5m will be invested into improving the delivery and outcomes of music education in South Australian public schools.

Aboriginal Education Strategy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

More than $11.9m will be invested into an Aboriginal Education Strategy which will include the expansion of the SAASTA program.