Media Release

New Technical College to be established in South Australia

The Government will put forward an expression of interest calling for education sites and trade industries to take the lead in establishing a new technical college in Adelaide’s western suburbs, fulfilling a 100-day commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Statement regarding Colin Humphrys

Acting Attorney General John Gardner has moved to reassure South Australians that Colin Humphrys remains in detention after today’s decision by the Full Court of the Supreme Court.

 

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SA set for entrepreneurial education boost
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Marshall Government amends the law to protect children

The Marshall Liberal Government has delivered a significant improvement to the protection of children in South Australia with the passage of the Sentencing (Release on Licence) Amendment Bill.

 

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Liberal Government to crack down on truancy in our schools

A new Education and Children’s Services Bill will be introduced into Parliament this week, which will include measures to increase the Government’s powers to deal with chronic absenteeism in schools.

The introduction of the Bill was an election commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government, and has been delivered within 100 days of government as promised.

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Language studies set to be reinvigorated in SA schools

A suite of measures designed to reinvigorate language studies in SA schools has been introduced, fulfilling a 100-day commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government.

Since 2002, the proportion of Year 12 students studying a language other than English has halved.

 

 

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NAPLAN online a first for South Australia

More than 80,000 South Australian students are taking part in NAPLAN from today, with around 18,500 undertaking the assessment online for the first time.

“NAPLAN is a useful tool that helps schools identify how well a student is doing so teachers can ensure each child is getting the most out of their education,” said Minister for Education John Gardner.

 

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Consultation open to guide music education in South Australia

Consultation is underway to develop a strategy aimed at improving the delivery of public music education in early childhood services and schools across South Australia.

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Nominations for SA Public Education Awards now open with Eddie Betts this year’s ambassador

As a father of four and strong advocate for education, Eddie Betts understands the hard work that goes into mentoring and teaching children and young people so that they can be their best.

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Literacy Guarantee to deliver for kids who need support

Year 1 students across all of South Australia’s government schools will undertake a phonics screening check in term 3 as part of the State Government’s comprehensive Literacy Guarantee program.

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