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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

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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New Director of Aboriginal Education

4 July 2019

Experienced educator and proud Kokatha woman Bronwyn Milera has been appointed to the role of Director, Aboriginal Education.

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School and preschool strike update

28 June 2019

Around 28% of government school and preschools will be closed to all students on Monday 1 July due to industrial action by the AEU.

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School strike update

26 June 2019

Some of our schools and preschools may have to close on Monday 1 July because of strike action called by the AEU.

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$13m to support teachers in year 7 to HS move

24 June 2019

A $13 million package of professional learning for teachers and principals will help deliver the move of year 7 to high school.

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Music Innovation Fund now open

21 June 2019

More than $500,000 is available for government schools, preschools, creative industries and non-government organisations.

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Review to boost VET in schools

13 June 2019

A review of VET for school students will focus on ways to increase numbers of vocational pathways.

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Schools to get physically literate

11 June 2019

A new Physical Education/Physical Literacy program will be piloted in school from next year.

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2019 ANZAC Spirit School Prize

7 June 2019

More than 1000 students have taken part in the 2019 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize competition.

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$6 million International Education Strategy launched

5 June 2019

The State Government has launched its 10-year International Education Strategy, with an initial 4-year investment of $6.25 million.

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