The Commissioner engages with stakeholders across South Australia, not only to build relationships with those who can make meaningful change to the quality of SA children’s lives, but also to foster interconnections between service providers so that they can enhance outcomes across systems and issues.

Meeting regularly with key stakeholders ensures the Commissioner can also share information that children and young people have told her so that the solutions devised and changes made reflect what they have said they most want and need.

Below are key events Commissioner Connolly attended throughout January to April:

  • 16 January – Tour of Adelaide Women’s Prison – Strategic Ministerial Advisory Group
  • 18 January – FYA collaboration re SA SRC Summit
  • 26 January – Aus Lights on the River 2024
  • 13 February – Australia Day Council of SA – Advice re Student Summit
  • 19 February – ANZCCG
  • 29 February – South Australian Skills Commission’s industry Skills Councils (ISC) meeting
  • 29 February – Create 4 Adelaide Launch
  • 4 March – Lasallian Leaders Gathering 2024 – Address
  • 6 March – AMRC 2024 International Women’s Day Forum – Co-host
  • 7 March – Family Law Council: Roundtable
  • 7 March – SACOSS -MCAR meeting
  • 8 March – International Women’s Day Breakfast
  • 8 March – State Funeral Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue
  • 21 March – Create Foundation’s National Conference – Voices in Action 21-23 March 2024. Speaker
  • 21 March – Committee for Adelaide – Future of Work Roundtable
  • 22 March – SA SRC Summit
  • 23 March – Neo Teen Takeover
  • 5 April – Reconciliation SA: The launch of Education, action and change: a resource for schools and preschools

During this time, the Commissioner visited the following schools and centres consulting with students on a range of topics: Thiele Primary, Seacliff Primary, Salisbury Park Primary, Aldinga Payinthi College, Rose Park Primary, Blakeview Primary, Para Hills High School, Burnside Primary School, Noarlunga Downs Primary School, Elizabeth Downs Primary, Brighton Primary, Playford International, Salisbury North R-6 School, St Brigids – Kilburn, Lake Windemere B-6 School, Bowden Brompton Community School.