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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

Recognising our state’s outstanding Aboriginal students

Monday, June 1, 2015

Our most outstanding Aboriginal secondary students within the public education system will today have their academic achievements recognised at the DECD Chief Executive’s Reconciliation Awards, wit

Kids have their say on a Children’s Commissioner for SA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Children and young people are being encouraged to have their say.

NAPLAN investigations

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Department is investigating allegations of two possible breaches of NAPLAN test protocols involving employees.

DECD says ‘thank you’ to dedicated volunteers

Friday, May 8, 2015

More than 25,000 Department for Education and Child Development volunteers will be recognized for their hard work and tireless dedication to children and young people as part of National Volunteer

Primary School choirs to join forces with local RSLs

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hundreds of Festival of Music students and their teachers will temporarily step back from their holidays to pay their respects and sing songs of Remembrance in a series of RSL choir performances to

ANZAC spirit right at the heart of primary school art

Friday, April 10, 2015

The call of bugles will replace the final school bell at One Tree Hill Primary School today as it marks the ANZAC centenary with the unveiling of a commemorative public art mural depicting a soldier and his horse in a field of red poppies.

Hallett Cove School puts the fun back into physics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An action packed day of crashing, crumpling and calculating awaits for around 30 Hallett Cove School students who, as part of a locally based partnership with Automotive Safety Engineering (ASE), w

Public schools face first performance reviews

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The next phase in a comprehensive plan to deliver improvements in South Australia’s public schools and preschools begins today with the first two DECD Partnership Performance Reviews.

Recruitment drive to improve SA’s residential care

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Department for Education and Child Development is improving overall standards of care for the state’s most vulnerable children by converting more than 150 existing casual or temporary residenti

DECD sites that have reported potential berry use

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Since Monday 16 February, a number of Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) sites have reported that they may have served frozen berries from batches identified as being potentially