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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

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.

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School bus review

21 January 2019

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

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Languages scholarships announced

11 January 2019

Schools to benefit from languages scholarships

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AFL Academy girls visit NZ

9 January 2019

Students from the SAASTA Women’s Aboriginal AFL Academy took part in a cultural exchange culminating in an exhibition game against the New Zealand Under 18 national girls side.

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New high school opens its doors

19 December 2018

SA's first vertical school has opened its doors for a glimpse of what'll be on offer to students when it officially opens in 2019.

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New Aboriginal Education strategy

11 December 2018

Aboriginal language and culturally inclusive learning have been identified as essential in the new Aboriginal Education strategy.

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Faster internet for schools

11 December 2018

Almost every government school in the state will have a high-speed, fibre optic internet connection by mid-2020.

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Innovative Language Grants

7 December 2018

5 schools to trial innovative language education approaches.

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SACE Review released today

6 December 2018

The state government has today handed down 16 recommendations following a review into the Stage 2 requirements of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

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Disability funding model simplified

30 November 2018

It will be much easier and faster for preschoolers and students with disability to get the help and support they need.

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