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The DECD Media Unit provides the community with updates on events, achievements and new initiatives within the department, in primary and secondary schools and relating to child protection across South Australia

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

Latest news

New music strategy

20 November 2017

Over $5m will be invested into improving the delivery and outcomes of music education in South Australian public schools.

in Media Release

Specialist School grants selected

20 November 2017

Eleven schools have been been given $50,000 to run a special interest program in the final round of Specialist School grants.

in News Article

Learning plans simplified

20 November 2017

Learning plans for children and students will now be simplified with One Child One Plan project (OCOP).

in Media Release

Aboriginal Education Strategy

16 November 2017

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

in Media Release

SACE investigating exam hoax letter

9 November 2017

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

in Media Release

Carclew to show teachers what’s the DEAL with arts

6 November 2017

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

in Media Release

New school for Whyalla

1 November 2017

A new school with state of the art facilities will be built in Whyalla.

in News Article

Building Better Schools program – registration of interest

31 October 2017

More than 1700 jobs are expected to be created when 91 public schools are upgraded as part of the $690 million Building Better Schools program.

in News Article

Major school upgrades announced

27 October 2017

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

in Media Release

Extra wellbeing support

27 October 2017

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

in Media Release

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