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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

New teaching excellence academy

Friday, October 27, 2017

A new Teaching Excellence and Leadership Academy will be created in SA to lift school and preschool performance.

Special options places to expand

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The number of special options placements for students with a disability will be expanded over the next 2 years.

Support for principals to increase

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An increase in the direct support available to principals will improve management of staff and teacher performance.

New attendance strategy

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A new attendance strategy has been introduced to ensure SA public school students receive the best possible education.

New Public Education Action Plan

Sunday, October 22, 2017
The State Government has unveiled South Australia’s new Public Education Action Plan: Your Child, Their School, Our Future.

Paringa Park and Walkerville Schools prioritise enrolments

Monday, October 16, 2017

Capacity management plans have been introduced at Paringa Park and Walkerville Primary Schools to prioritise local enrolments.

Parent resources to help children and young people learn

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A series of free resources providing parents with tips for supporting their child’s learning at home are publicly available online.

One year anniversary of Walk Along program

Monday, May 1, 2017

58 Aboriginal students have re-engaged with schools during the first year of operation of the DECD-sponsored Walk Along program.

Burnside Primary prioritise local enrolments

Friday, September 30, 2016

Burnside Primary has introduced a formal capacity management plan.

NAPLAN reporting update

Friday, September 30, 2016

About 4% of SA students who sat the NAPLAN tests in May will see a very small improvement to their scores.