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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

Progress on Aboriginal Education

29 April 2019

The Expert Advisory Panel heading up the Aboriginal Education Strategy met for the first time today.

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High speed internet rollout

10 April 2019

High speed internet rollout gathers pace, with more than 20,000 students already connected.

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New academy for teachers launched

10 April 2019

South Australia’s new professional learning academy for teachers, known as Orbis, has been officially launched.

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Breakfast program funding boost

9 April 2019

Foodbank and Kickstart or Kids will each receive a $400k over the next 4 years to continue to deliver their breakfast programs.

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Almost 300 staff recognised for service

5 April 2019

More than 30 South Australian public educators are set to be recognised for achieving 50 years of service.

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$2.9m drug education package

28 March 2019

Three providers have been confirmed to deliver preventative alcohol and drug education in South Australian schools.

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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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