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Media statements

The media is an important partner of the department and helps us raise awareness among the community about the importance of school education, the value of learning and child protection issues.

Contacting the media unit

All media enquiries regarding public education and child care should be directed to the 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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Police have advised the department that a school based employee has been charged with aggravated procure child to commit indecent act.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

The department has been notified that a school-based employee has been arrested for possession of child exploitation material.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

About 4% of students who sat the NAPLAN tests in May will see a very small improvement to their scores, following a review of the short answer numeracy test results for South Australia.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

School principals and preschool directors in fire-affected areas have been given authority to decide locally whether their site will open or close today.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The following schools and preschools will be closed on Friday 27 November 2015:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mallala Primary School has been evacuated due to the Pinery grass fire on the direction of the emergency services, in line with recommendations for the whole of the Mallala township.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

“DECD has been informed that a school-based employee has been arrested and charged on three counts of indecent assault, two of which are of an aggravated nature.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SAPOL has advised the department that an employee from a metropolitan school has been charged with manufacturing a controlled drug, trafficking a controlled drug, possess firearm without a licence

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

A conduct review of the staff involved in managing Chloe Valentine’s case has been carried out by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in response to the findings of the Coroni

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DECD has been notified that a non-teaching employee in a country area has been arrested and charged with exhibiting indecent material to a minor.

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