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Read all about events, achievements and new initiatives within the department and our schools and preschools on this page. Also see media releases.

COVID-19 closure: Mawson Lakes School and Preschool

15 November 2020

Mawson Lakes School and Preschool will be closed to all services until Monday 30 November.

A concept image of the entry to the new Goolwa school. A brick path with concrete seats in the centre and plants on either side leads to a white veranda with a large glass entranceway. The veranda has the word SCHOOL on it.

New Goolwa high school appoints principal

9 November 2020

Another highly experienced South Australian educator has excelled in the national search to find a leader for one of the four new public schools opening in 2022.

Education is alive with the sound of music

3 November 2020

A share of $250,000 is available to government schools and preschools, music and creative industries, and music organisations to enhance opportunities for students to participate in music education.

Phonics check results show lift in literacy levels

3 November 2020

Reading levels for South Australian year 1 students have risen again, as results from the 2020 Phonics Screening Check show significant improvement for the second year in a row.

South Australian year 7 public school students will move to high school by 2022. Find out how the transition will work.

Families showing confidence in year 7 move

27 October 2020

South Australian families are embracing the move of year 7 into high school, with enrolments at the state’s three pilot schools set to rise in 2021.