Independence Matters blog

Welcome to ISCA’s blog Independence Matters, providing accurate information, news and views with a national focus on school funding and other education issues relating to Independent schools.

Australia’s third Shia Independent school thriving from day one

Playford College in Adelaide is a new Islamic Independent school that opened in February 2017. It has a focus on Shia Muslim Australians but is welcoming to all.

Supporting the education and development of children and young people with primary language disorder

Glenleighden School in Brisbane is a specialist Independent school supporting children and young people with disability for whom language is their primary disorder. It is the only school of its kind in Australia.

Providing quality education to remote NT communities

Indigenous Independent school Nyangatjatjara College in the NT is one of Australia’s most remote schools. Principal Chris Harvey discusses the transition of its Docker River School from government to Independent school.