Dr HARVEY (Newland) (15:07): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the government's plans to increase skills and entrepreneurship in our young people?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER(Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:07): I am very pleased to advise that I can. I thank the member for Newland for his question because I know that he is deeply concerned about the benefits that are available to students from entrepreneurial education—students in his electorate and across South Australia.
Students in the Newland electorate will particularly benefit, including those going to Banksia Park International High School, which was last week named as one of our new five entrepreneurial specialist schools in the South Australian education system. Members might remember that during the election campaign the Liberal Party committed to having a new entrepreneurial learning strategy and four leadership schools, four specialist schools in entrepreneurialism.
Minister Gardner MP answered a question regarding the Marshall Liberal Government's committment to ensuring young South Australians have the entrepreneural skills and mindset that will keep young people in SA and drive the future for creation.
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:14): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house how the government's investment in entrepreneurial schools will particularly benefit students in regional areas?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:14):It's very significant the benefit that the regions will get from our Entrepreneurial Learning Strategy. I thank the member for Hammond for his question because he understands just how important it is to have the value-add of local businesses being able to connect with primary industries in the regions.
In reply to Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15 November 2018).
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education): I have been advised of the following:
The practical completion of the construction for the school was achieved on 13 November 2018. Over the next few weeks defect rectification and landscaping will occur, at the same time as installation of equipment, ICT and furniture.
Mr DULUK (Waite) (14:10): My question is to the Minister for Education.
Mr Picton interjecting:
The SPEAKER: The member for Kaurna is called to order.
Mr DULUK:Can the minister please update the house on what impact the Australian Education Union strike tomorrow is expected to have in South Australian school communities?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:10): I thank the—
The Hon. A. Piccolo interjecting:
The SPEAKER: The member for Light is called to order.
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: —member for Waite. I know that he is concerned about local school communities in his area, as all of the members on this side of the house are. We want the best possible outcomes for our children in our schools and in our communities. We want them to have the best possible opportunities to be able to fulfil their potential. Every child in every classroom in every school in this state is our concern, and their needs are our concern and, indeed, their families are our concern as well.
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:36): I take this opportunity to spend five minutes talking about some activities in my local electorate of Morialta, in particular in relation to the centenary of Remembrance Day and local government elections.