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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

Governor’s Civics Awards open

13 September 2019

The first ever Governor’s Civic Awards for Schools program is now open to all Year 5 students across the state.

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High speed internet comes to Port Lincoln

12 September 2019

Port Lincoln students are amongst the latest to become connected to high speed internet.

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Robotics competition set to come to Adelaide

9 September 2019

An internationally acclaimed robotics competition will be hosted in Adelaide for the first time this December.

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Year 1s complete Phonics Check

2 September 2019

Around 14,000 Year 1 public school students across South Australia have completed the Phonics
Screening Check this year.

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Education and Children’s Services Act

23 August 2019

The Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 will replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children’s Services Act 1985.

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High speed internet rollout milestone

16 August 2019

$80m high speed internet rollout reaches 100,000 students.

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Bullying Prevention Strategy released

15 August 2019

Strengthening responses to bullying within and beyond the school gates will be the key focus of a new nation-leading bullying prevention strategy.

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New north school location

6 August 2019

Fourteen hectares of land on Riverbanks Road in Angle Vale has been earmarked as the location for the new birth to year 12 school in Adelaide’s north.

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Family Day Care options to be explored

25 July 2019

The government has asked the Department for Education to explore whether there is a better way to support the more than 430 small businesses offering Family Day Care and Respite Care.

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New Whyalla school build tenders

24 July 2019

A number of local industries can learn how they can be involved in building the new $100 million Whyalla secondary school.

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