Representation

 

SAASSO serves as a voice for South Australia’s parents and Governing Councillors:

  • Providing representation on key boards and committees working to enhance the quality of education.
  • Making submissions on proposed changes to South Australia’s education system.

 

School Bus Survey

 

SAASSO partnered with the Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities at Flinders University to conduct a rural school bus survey.

 

Parent Survey

 

In the wake of the Debelle sex abuse cover-up scandal, SAASSO surveyed Governing Councils on the State Government’s attitude toward parents.

  • 76.7% of parents do not believe the government listens to parent concerns.
  • Only 17% of Governing Councils had seen the government’s most recent consultation paper.

 

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SAASSO provides input into state and federal education policy:

  • SACE strategic plan
  • Education & Early Childhood Services Act
  • National Safe Schools & Bullying Framework
  • Child Development Bill
  • National Teacher Standards
  • Reform of Federation – Early Childhood & Schools

 

Media

 

SAASSO provides the parent perspective in local and national media and education publications – on a range of education and child welfare topics; immunisation, special needs, bullying, NAPLAN, dyslexia, behaviour management, funding, and child protection.