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 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 themselves to ensure solutions devised and changes made reflect what SA children and young people have said they most want and need. Below are key events attended by Commissioner Connolly throughout April, May and June

  • 18 April – Keynote Speaker at ACHPER SA State Conference
  • 19 April – Attended community round table on early years strategy
  • 26 April – Hosted family fun event with foster and kinship carers and children
  • 5 May – Opened ‘Period Art’ exhibition at Floating Goose Studios
  • 5 May – Attended 7 News Young Achiever Awards Gala 
  • 11 May – Attended and consulted Campbelltown Youth Advisory Committee
  • 17 May – Presented webinar to Teachers about new statewide resources website
  • 22 May – Attended Royal Commmission into Early Childhood Education and Care northern round table
  • 22 May – Convened National Vaping Round table with ARACY
  • 26 May – Attended African Women’s Federation menstrual health care project
  • 29 May – Attended Lowitja O’Donoghue oration
  • 3 June – Attended NAIDOC Awards at Adelaide Convention Centre
  • 5 June – Attended Activating Opportunities for Children and Young People in Care to Lead Active Lives workshop
  • 6 June – Presented at the SA State Summit on Youth Violent Extremism
  • 20 June – Attended Adelaide Women’s Prison receiption and family hub opening
  • 20 June – Attended World Refugee Day Reception
  • 23 June – Presented to CAMHS Strategic Review
  • 23 June – Attended AMRC 2023 Youth Poster Exhibition
  • 1 July – Gave address at the South Australian Festival of Sport
  • 3 July – Attended SA NAIDOC Awards
  • 4 July – Attended MakeIt16 campaign launch

During this time, the Commissioner visited the following schools consulting with students on a range of topics:

Christies Beach High School, Findon High School, Seaview High School, Norwood International High School, Endeavour College, Salisbury High School, Banksia Park High School, Modbury High School, Nuriootpa High School, Kapunda High School, Mitcham Girls High School, Thomas More College, Parafield Gardens Primary School and John Hartley School.