Pages tagged "news"


QUESTION- TEA TREE GULLY TOY LIBRARY 23/10/2018

Ms LUETHEN (King) (14:19): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house about the details of grants to the Tea Tree Gully Toy Library and, in particular, whether the government has or has not increased funding to the Tea Tree Gully Toy Library over what the previous government was providing?

Read more
QUESTION - TAFE SA - 23/10/2018

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:13): Thank you, Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on measures being undertaken to better support TAFE SA and advise what challenges the organisation is dealing with?

The SPEAKER: The Minister for Education.

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:13): Thank you very much, sir, and I am very pleased to have this important question from the member for Hammond, who understands how important TAFE SA is not just for the students studying but also for the needs of South Australian businesses that have workforce needs and for the South Australian economy as a whole.

Read more
MOTION- WORLD TEACHER'S DAY

Dr HARVEY (Newland) (10:44): I move:

That this house notes that 26 October is World Teachers' Day (Australia) and expresses its appreciation to all South Australian teachers and former teachers who have dedicated their lives to helping our next generation to be all they can be.

Internationally, World Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5 October each year. However, as this is usually within the Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates it on the last Friday of October, which is this coming Friday 26 October.

The quality of teaching is a significant factor in the success of students, and effective teachers understand that the learning needs of students vary from one student to the next. An important theme of World Teachers' Day is 'The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher'. It is important that we acknowledge that the work our teachers do is invaluable, and it is important that we recognise that work and thank all teachers for what they do. I also think it is important that we acknowledge the teaching that occurs regardless of the sector it occurs within.

Read more
QUESTION - F1 in Schools STEM Challenge- 18/10/2018

Mr PATTERSON (Morphett) (14:36): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house about the recent success of South Australian school students in an international scientific competition?

Read more
Teachers Registration and Standards (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill- Second Reading- 16/10/2018

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 19 September 2018.)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:33): I indicate that I am the lead speaker for the opposition on this bill. It is a pleasure for me to address this bill because not only do I have the utmost respect for teachers and the work they do but I also have respect for the Teachers Registration Board, the work it does and the people who work for it and who are board members of it.

Read more
Unley High hosts French bilingual schools from across Australia

Adelaide’s two French bilingual schools are on show to educators from across the country, as Unley High School hosts the third Annual Australian Association for French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) Conference from today.

Read more
SACE exam period officially begins today

More than 13,000 SACE students across South Australia are getting ready to take the final step in their secondary studies, with Stage 2 written exams beginning today.

Read more
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People appointed

Ms April Lawrie has been appointed the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, tasked with developing policies and practices that will improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people.

Read more
Public Education Awards winners announced

South Australian public educators have been recognised for their outstanding work at the annual SA Public Education Awards on Friday evening.

Read more
Department for Education, $2,642,198,000 Administered Items for the Department for Education, $301,007,000 - 26/9/2018

The CHAIR: Good morning, everybody. The estimates committees are a relatively informal procedure and, as such, there is no need to stand to ask questions. I understand that the minister and the lead speaker for the opposition have agreed an approximate time for consideration of proposed payments, which will facilitate a change of departmental advisers. Can the minister and the lead speaker for the opposition confirm that a timetable for today's proceedings as previously distributed is accurate?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: Yes.

Read more