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First look for Adelaide Botanic High School students

Adelaide Botanic High School’s first students have today toured their new $100m school for the very first time.

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Ministerial Statement


The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER:
I would like to provide the house with an update on the
situation that occurred at Renmark High School yesterday afternoon. An incident occurred where a
17-year-old student was seriously injured by another student. Our thoughts are, of course, with the
injured student and her family as she continues to receive treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital,
and I know that all members wish her a full and speedy recovery.

Student and staff safety should always be the first priority in situations like this. I wish to
thank the school principal and staff for their courage in acting swiftly and decisively in such difficult
circumstances. They alerted police, provided critical first aid to the injured student, and minimised
risk to other students and staff. Schools have emergency procedures in place and undertake practice

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The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER: The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee's role is to review the circumstances and causes of all child deaths in South Australia with a view to identifying legislative or administrative means of preventing similar cases of death or serious injury. There are approximately 100 deaths per year, from all causes, of children from birth to 18 years in South Australia. This independent statutory body has been conducting this important work in protecting our children by recommending measures for the prevention of circumstances that would lead or could lead to the death or serious injury of a child.

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New teachers to sit mandatory literacy and numeracy test

From 2019, all students enrolled in teaching qualifications in South Australia will be required to pass a test before they graduate, demonstrating that they have literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30% of the population.

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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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