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The Media unit provides the community with updates on events, achievements and new initiatives within the department and in preschools, primary and secondary schools.

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

Latest news

Year 7 to high school pilot

7 March 2019

Three schools have been identified to pilot the transition of year 7 into high school, with the aim of informing planning for the statewide system move.

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New south school location confirmed

6 March 2019

The site of the new birth to Year 12 school earmarked for Adelaide’s south has today been confirmed.

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PADD dogs in schools trial

5 March 2019

Principals will be able to invite Passive Alert Drug Detection dogs on to school grounds under a new protocol by the Education Department and SAPOL.

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$185m investment in schools

22 February 2019

More than $185m will be invested into a number of capital works projects to support sustainable enrolment growth in schools.

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New Whyalla HS architects announced

21 February 2019

SA based architects have won the tender to design the new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla.

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High demand schools funding boost

20 February 2019

Four Adelaide High Schools will receive a $65m capital funding boost to meet future enrolment demands.

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Capital works upgrades

19 February 2019

A number of SA public schools will receive a share of $56m to improve school facilities and accommodate Year 7 to high school.

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Adelaide HS funding and zone change

18 February 2019

Adelaide High School will receive $18 million in capital works funding to meet future enrolment demands on both CBD high schools.

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Phonics Check data

14 February 2019

Data from SA’s first comprehensive year 1 Phonics Screening Check has been released.

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New Aboriginal STEM Academy

7 February 2019

A partnership with the University of Adelaide has led to the establishment of SAASTA's first ever Aboriginal STEM Academy.

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