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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, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Attributable to Principal Ian Kent

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SAPOL has notified the department of the arrest of a teaching employee for three counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of aggravated possession of child exploitation material.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Police were called to Renmark High School today in response to an incident in which a student stabbed another student.

The school was placed in lockdown and an ambulance called.

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.

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, 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.

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