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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

Phonics Check data

14 February 2019

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

in News Article

SA’s Principal Wellbeing Program begins

13 February 2019

This week marks the beginning of South Australia’s first ever Principal Wellbeing Program which aims to support site leaders to manage the significant emotional demands of their roles.

in Media Release

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.

in News Article

Workabout Centre expands

1 February 2019

More Aboriginal students across the state can now access a specialised program that prepares them to be job ready.

in News Article

Students challenged to achieve

31 January 2019

The Premier’s Reading and Be Active Challenges have officially launched for the 2019.

in News Article

Grants initiate parent engagement

25 January 2019

Schools have been given $80,000 in grants to support parents’ participation in their child's learning and education.

in News Article

Visa fee waived in regions

24 January 2019

The student contribution fee for dependants of 457 and 482 visa holders at government schools in regional areas is being waived.

in News Article

School bus review

22 January 2019

Public consultation has begun on a review to explore how regional school buses can provide travel for all students.

in News Article

North Adelaide Primary School introduces CMP

18 January 2019

A capacity management plan has been introduced at North Adelaide Primary School to ensure local families have priority access.

in Media Release

Mawson Lakes School updates CMP

18 January 2019

More local families will have access to Mawson Lakes School following their successful management of enrolments.

in Media Release