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SA schools encouraged to stand united against bullying and violence

South Australian schools are encouraged to say “no way” to bullying by signing up for the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence this Friday 15 March 2019.

The National Day of Action provides schools with the chance to focus on bullying prevention and the role that we can all play to create safer communities for children and young people.

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Three schools aiming to pilot Year 7 in high school in 2020

Three South Australian government schools have been identified to pilot the transition of Year 7 into high school, with the aim of informing planning for the statewide system move in 2022.

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School Zoning (6)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:04): My question is to the Minister for Education. Why did the minister choose not to consult with any parents before excising suburbs from the Adelaide high schools’ zone?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:05): I thank the member for that question, and it is a reasonable question. The fact is that the new government came to government in March last year. At that time, the former government had made a determination, first announced in 2013, and I think a cabinet decision seems to have followed in 2017 that was gazetted in August last year for the 2019 zone for the Adelaide High and Adelaide Botanic High School shared zone.

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School Zoning (5)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:09): My question is again to the Minister for Education. When did the minister first resolve to remove the western and south-western suburbs from the Adelaide high schools' zone?

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School Zoning (4)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:10): My question is to the Minister for Education. What options were presented to the minister, including alternative zone changes, capital build or any other strategies?

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School Zoning (3)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:19): My question is to the Minister for Education. Did the minister ask for a financial impact assessment on householders in those suburbs prior to excising them from the Adelaide high schools' zone?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:20): No, and the reason is that the responsibility of—

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School Zoning (2)

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:25): My question is to the Minister for Education. Will the minister now apologise for the impact on families in the suburbs cut out of the Adelaide high schools' zone?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:25): I thank the member for the question. The fact is that I am very sorry that there has been disruption in a number of families' lives and their expectation that had built up that next year they would be attending a certain school. That is why the education department is ensuring that officers are available to give case management support to all those families to ensure that they are aware of their options and opportunities across our government system.

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Phonics Checks

Mr DULUK (Waite) (14:28): My question is also to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the delivery of year 1 phonics checks in South Australian schools?

Members interjecting:

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School Zoning

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:33): My question is to the Minister for Education. Why did the minister choose to fund a sufficient expansion for year 7 at Brighton high school, Unley High School, Glenunga high school and Norwood Morialta High School but not allow the suburbs to stay in the zone for Adelaide High School?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:33): I thank the member for the question, and I am happy to answer it. The simple—

Ms Stinson interjecting:

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading.

The Hon. S.C. MULLIGHAN (Lee) (11:06): I rise to speak today on the Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill. The bill, as introduced by the government, makes a number of changes to the way in which suspended sentences, home detention orders and intensive correction orders are made. The changes this bill will make, particularly in regard to paedophiles, have been sought by both the community and the opposition, and no doubt by members opposite. The bill seeks to make these changes by virtue of some relatively carefully selected and minor amendments to the Sentencing Act in particular.

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