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Media releases

The DECD Media Unit keeps the community engaged through the media with the latest news on various initiatives and events relating to education and child protection.

Minister for Education and Child Development

The Minister for Education and Child Development is Susan Close. Media releases from the minister may also be relevant to our work.

Contacting the Media unit

All media enquiries regarding public education, child care and Families SA should be directed to the DECD media hotline on (08) 8226 7990. This is attended at all times for media enquiries. Media may also send requests through to decd.mediaunit [at] sa.gov.au

Department media releases

SA Schools Music Festival

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More than 6,000 students embark on the Festival Centre to perform from Tuesday 13 to Friday 23 September.

Linked for success

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Schools celebrate 20 years of successful special education program.

Rose Park Primary limits enrolments

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rose Park Primary School is introducing a formal Capacity Management Plan to give local families priority access.

SA students leading the way for learning

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Students are changing the way they are taught and how they learn, following a successful pilot program.

Time travelling students

Monday, August 8, 2016

A new ebook has been launched by the DECD - allowing students to view some of the world's oldest fossils which were found in the Flinders Ranges.

Positive signs of improvement for SA in NAPLAN

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

South Australia’s 2016 NAPLAN results show positive signs of improvement again this year, with the highlight a significant lift in year 3 Writing results compared with 2015.

Mawson Lakes School gives enrolment priority to zoned families

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mawson Lakes School is introducing a formal Capacity Management Plan to give families living within the school’s catchment zone priority access to available places.

Grants to support opportunities for success

Friday, June 10, 2016

Members of the public are being encouraged to make a contribution to the Dame Roma Mitchell Trust Fund, which provides financial assistance to eligible children and young people who are or have been under guardianship.

Over 100 ongoing teaching positions available

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Opportunities have opened up to secure a permanent teaching role, with over 100 ongoing teaching positions now available in country and metropolitan locations across South Australia.

Education centre upgrade for deaf and hard of hearing

Monday, May 30, 2016

Proposed redesign of Centres for Hearing Impaired (CHIs) to improve outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing students.

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