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


Certainty of funding a critical issue for Independent schools as election nears

As the federal election campaign draws to a close, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has reiterated its commitment to continue to work with whichever party forms Government, to ensure certainty of funding for the Independent school sector.

ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said that, “stable and predictable funding is particularly critical for Independent schools. We have 900 schools in Australia that are not part of any system. These are the only schools in the country that receive their Commonwealth Government funding directly, according to the Commonwealth’s funding model, other school sectors all have the capacity to reallocate their funds across schools. For these 900 Independent schools, effective financial and operational planning depends on funding certainty.”

With schools funding being a key election issue, the Independent school sector has written to the major parties with a series of questions relating to school funding to give them the opportunity to expand on some of the details released in their respective policy documents. ISCA has published its analysis of major party positions on its website:

Click here to read ISCA’s full Media Release

Posted on 29 June 2016 in Publications

An Independent Perspective

The Independent Schools Council of Australia is pleased to announce Independent Perspective, a series of online publications highlighting the diversity of Australian Independent schools through reflections from Independent school leaders on what makes their school distinctive. The first edition visits Nyangatjatjara College, in a very-remote inland section of the Northern Territory, where Principal Chris Harvey […]

Posted on 21 June 2016 in Publications

ISCA announces release of Snapshot 2016

The Independent Schools Council of Australia is pleased to announce the 2016 release of its annual Snapshot of key facts and statistics about the Independent school sector. Now in its 13th year of publication, ISCA’s annual Snapshot is distributed nationally to provide accurate information about Independent schools to the sector and broader community. ISCA’s Executive […]

Posted on 16 May 2016 in News Feed, Publications

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