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

Department media releases

Aboriginal Education Strategy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

More than $11.9m will be invested into an Aboriginal Education Strategy which will include the expansion of the SAASTA program.

SACE investigating exam hoax letter

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A hoax letter has been circulated on Facebook suggesting there was a breach in the Biology examination.

Carclew to show teachers what’s the DEAL with arts

Monday, November 6, 2017

Approximately 120 primary teachers from 60 South Australian government schools will undertake hands on professional development guided by practicing artists.

Major school upgrades announced

Monday, October 30, 2017

More than 90 public schools will be upgraded as part of the Building Better Schools program.

More support for student behaviour

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The State Government will invest more than $16m to help public schools better support students with complex behaviours.

Extra wellbeing support

Sunday, October 29, 2017

More than $27m will be invested into supporting the most vulnerable students and their families.

New teaching excellence academy

Friday, October 27, 2017

A new Teaching Excellence and Leadership Academy will be created in SA to lift school and preschool performance.

Special options places to expand

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The number of special options placements for students with a disability will be expanded over the next 2 years.

Support for principals to increase

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An increase in the direct support available to principals will improve management of staff and teacher performance.

New attendance strategy

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A new attendance strategy has been introduced to ensure SA public school students receive the best possible education.