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

Latest news

Eastern suburbs schools to deliver the state’s first French bilingual program

20 September 2016

Highgate School and Unley High School have teamed up to deliver this exciting new program, which will begin in term 1 next year.

School upgrades foster jobs, growth

11 September 2016

Government schools, non-government schools and local businesses will benefit from state-wide funding for infrastructure.

First schools begin STEM Works planning

6 September 2016

The $250 million upgrade to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facilities in public schools is now underway.

Release of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report

8 August 2016

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report is now available.

Child protection reporting and statistics

29 July 2016

Families SA has compiled a range of key statistics about their work in child protection.

Kangaroo Island Economic Development Outlook released

22 July 2016

Kangaroo Island Community Education’s role in the Island’s future is a highlight in this collaborative report

Review of the Centres for Hearing Impaired (CHI)

21 July 2016

We're seeking feedback on a proposal to improve services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and attend a Centre for Hearing Impaired.

DECD recognised as a White Ribbon Workplace

20 July 2016

The department has been accredited for its leadership and commitment to prevent and respond to violence against women

South Australian principals get strategic about leadership

18 July 2016

The first group of South Australian school leaders have completed a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership.

What could your school do with $50,000?

14 July 2016

Does your school want to specialise in music? How about climate change? Register for a $50,000 specialist schools grant now!