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Strathmont Pool

Ms WORTLEY (Torrens) (14:57): My question is to the Minister for Education.

The Hon. Z.L. Bettison: Except for the Overland. You cut it. Did regions matter then?

The SPEAKER: The member for Ramsay is called to order. I'm trying to listen to the member for Torrens.

Ms WORTLEY: My question is to the Minister for Education. Did the minister seek advice from his department on its capacity to fund the $300,000 upgrade to keep the Strathmont pool open?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:58): I'm not entirely sure that I accept the premise of the question and that level of detail about a $300,000 capacity to keep the pool open.

 

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Teachers Dispute

Ms LUETHEN (King) (14:26): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the impact on schools and preschools today due to the strike actions?

The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:26): I am very pleased to be able to provide some information to the member for King, who I know is most concerned about the best interests of students and children in her electorate and around South Australia, as indeed are all members on this side.

Whilst there are a couple of sites in the King electorate that have been impacted today, I know the member for King is very pleased that the majority of sites in her electorate, as around the state, stayed open this morning when strike action took place. This is in stark contrast to 10 years ago when there was a significantly different outcome, and there was a significantly different set of circumstances surrounding AEU industrial action, when at that time about half the sites around South Australia closed.

Members interjecting:

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Entrepreneural Specialist Schools (2)

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.

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Entrepreneural Specialist Schools

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.

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Schools, Materials and Services Charge

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:

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Schools, Minor Works and Maintenance Expenditure

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:

Auto approval statistics are reviewed each month and a top 10 is developed to identify the highest number of auto approvals by site, either by the number of claims or the value of claims.

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Preschool Staffing

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:

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Adelaide Botanic High School

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.

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Question - Teachers Dispute

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.

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QUESTION - ELECTRONIC SACE EXAMS

Mr COWDREY (Colton) (14:27): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the conduct of the first electronic SACE exam, and did any issues arise from that exam?

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