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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

Department restructure sets new way for education

Friday, August 28, 2015

An unprecedented drive to lift the achievements of young South Australians will be unveiled to principals, preschool directors and child protection leaders today, with the announcement of a major central-office restructuring of the Department for Education and Child Development.

Northern suburbs school has a million reasons to celebrate

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A $1 million redevelopment that includes a new entrance way and administration area will be officially opened at The Pines School in Parafield Gardens today.

Grants available to support vulnerable children and young people

Sunday, August 23, 2015

More than $90,000 is available in the next round of the Dame Roma Mitchell Grants to support eligible vulnerable children and young people to enhance their quality of life, with funding paying for a range of items including household furniture and appliances, work tools or professional development courses.

Influenza alert issued to schools

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Department for Education and Child Development has issued an alert to all 900 public schools and preschools to be on the lookout for symptoms of influenza among students and staff.

Arrest notification

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SAPOL has advised the department that an employee from a metropolitan school has been charged with manufacturing a controlled drug, trafficking a controlled drug, possess firearm without a licence and possessing insecure ammunition.

The woman has been directed away from the workplace.

As the matter is currently before the courts no further information can be provided at this time.

Conduct review of staff involved with Chloe Valentine

Monday, July 13, 2015

A conduct review of the staff involved in managing Chloe Valentine’s case has been carried out by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in response to the findings of the Coronial Inquest into her death.

Arrest of non-teaching employee

Thursday, July 9, 2015

DECD has been notified that a non-teaching employee in a country area has been arrested and charged with exhibiting indecent material to a minor.

Fire damage causes short term closure of C.a.F.E Enfield Children’s Centre

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The services provided by the C.a.F.E Enfield Children’s Centre will be relocated or suspended for at least the next two days after a small fire on Sunday afternoon damaged the building’s power boar

Fire damages buildings at Prospect Primary School

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The infrastructure team at the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) is assessing the damage and securing the site following a fire at Prospect Primary School in the early hours of

Applications open for preschool outdoor area upgrades

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Applications open for preschool outdoor area upgrades