Reports

The Commissioner produces reports based on projects linked to key focus areas of her work as set out in her Strategic Framework (2022+). The reports below all relate to children’s education. They reflect what South Australian children and young people have told the Commissioner matters most to them about their education, including what changes they would like to see made. The Commissioner also produces a series of annual statutory publications which report on how South Australia is performing against international standards set out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights (UNCRC) of the Child, many of which relate to the right to a good education.

Teenagers and Work

Young people’s experiences of work impact their lives in many ways – not only in terms of their present and future workforce participation, but also in relation to their health, safety, wellbeing and education outcomes. For teenagers, having a paid job during high...

Stereotypes and Sexism in Schools

The purpose of this report from 2022 is to bring children and young people’s perspectives and experiences of sexism and gender stereotypes to the fore. Through face-to-face conversations and by exploring how children and young peopleperceive the differences between...

No Exceptions | Creating safer schools for LGBTQIA+ Students

This report from 2021 captures the views of young people about their perceptions and experiences of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ students in religious schools. Obviously the negative experiences in this report do not reflect the environments in every religious...

The Blame Game | The causes and impacts of education exclusion

This report from 2020 focuses on children and young peoples’ lived experience of school exclusion. It examines the devastating effects exclusion can have for those children and young people still in the process of developing. It looks at the major causes and...

Off To Work We Go

Much of our society and schooling system focuses on preparing children and young people for their futures. From a young age, children are asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ As they get older this question changes to ‘what are you going to do when you...