Every School Every Child logoHelp us reach 10,000 signatures on our student support petition

Every child in every school and preschool deserves the support they need to be successful. Funding is at the heart of support in our public education system. With proper funding complex needs are supported, our classrooms are not overcrowded and children can thrive.

But right now, too many children and young people are missing out on this support. Not only does this disadvantage their learning, it also leads to an unmanageable workload for teachers, leaders and support staff in schools and preschools.

As part of the Every School Every Child campaign, we are circulating a petition urging the Marshall State Government to increase funding to schools and preschools, providing immediate support and intervention for children and students with additional learning needs through the employment of more support staff, specialists and allied health (including mental health) professionals, and teachers.

A minimum of 10,000 signatures will trigger a Parliamentary committee inquiry into the levels of support and intervention available for children and students with additional learning needs. Tabling the petition in Parliament will also help us to focus political and public attention on the critical issue of support for students and children.

We need every member to get active in collecting signatures for this petition so that we can reach 10,000 and demonstrate to politicians that the community cares about support for students and children. Anyone can sign it including members, non-members, support staff, parents and family members.

Updated: July 2021

Petition advice

The petition can be completed by any adult. Please use your networks to collect as many signatures as possible.

Parliament stipulates specific requirements for completion of a valid petition. These include:

  • Each petition must be an original (no faxed, photocopied or scanned copies) on single sided paper. You can make as many copies of the second page of the petition as needed to collect signatures, but only print single-sided.
  • Each individual entry requires a legible entry featuring your signature and address (suburb and postcode is sufficient).

Ensure you follow current COVID-19 safety precautions in relation to distancing and hygiene when collecting signatures.

Post the completed single sided, original petitions by reply paid post (no stamp required) to:

Australian Education Union (SA Branch)
Reply Paid 71814

You can also hand-deliver the petitions to the AEU, 163 Greenhill Road, Parkside, or your local Campaign Organiser may arrange to pick them up.