The Independent Schools Council of Australia represents the interests of the Independent school sector at the federal level.


ISCA Congratulates Ministers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the reappointment of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education and Training, as well as the appointment of the Hon Karen Andrews MP as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.

ISCA Executive Director, Colette Colman said that she looked forward to continuing the positive working relationship the Independent school sector has established with Senator Birmingham on a wide range of education related issues, particularly those that affect the Independent school sector.

Ms Colman said, “During his time as Minister for Education and Training Senator Birmingham has demonstrated a strong understanding of education issues and has shown a positive willingness to engage with all school sectors. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Minister’s office, including ongoing negotiations to secure predictable and stable funding arrangements for Independent schools into the future.”

“The Independent schools sector remains committed to working with the Commonwealth Government to support the implementation of their policies to provide quality education to all Australian school students,” concluded Ms Colman.

See here for ISCA Media Release

Posted on 18 July 2016 in Publications

ISCA congratulates Coalition Government on election win

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Turnbull Government on being returned to office. ISCA’s Executive Director, Colette Colman, today said that, “The Independent school sector highly values its collaborative working relationship with the Commonwealth Government. It is clear from the election that education policy continues to be an important issue for a […]

Posted on 11 July 2016 in News Feed

Busting a popular myth on school funding

During this election campaign, education funding has been an important focus for the major political parties. All too often, some sectors of our community question the reasons why apparently wealthy and well-resourced Independent schools continue to receive public funds. Conveniently, a very small number of Independent schools are highlighted in these references, and even more […]

Posted on 1 July 2016 in Publications

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