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Independent Schools write to members of parliament over funding concerns

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has written a letter to all members of the Australian Parliament to express concerns about the prospect of sudden and untimely changes to Australian Government funding arrangements for schools.

Independent, Catholic Schools Back Copyright Reform

The peak bodies representing more than 2,700 Catholic and Independent schools have welcomed the Turnbull Government’s plan to update copyright laws to better reflect contemporary practice, but have expressed disappointment that Australian schools will continue to be exposed to possible dangers because the Government has abandoned proposed changes to “safe harbour” provisions.

Time is Running Out for School Funding Certainty

With the 2017 school year already well underway, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) is increasingly alarmed that the Government has yet to provide any clarity on school funding arrangements for 2018.

Independent school sector continues to grow

With the largest growth in school numbers of any school sector, the Independent Schools Council of Australia said today that new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm the continued strong contribution of the Independent school sector.

Independent schools challenge inaccurate fee portrayal

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) cautions parents about glossy marketing campaigns for education focused financial products that misrepresent the cost of Independent school fees.

Devil is in the detail of school funding arrangements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today responded to the Grattan Institute’s report Circuit breaker: A new compact on school funding by acknowledging the temptation to propose seemingly quick and easy solutions to school funding issues, however the reality is that the complexity of the current school funding arrangements makes this impossible. ISCA Executive […]

Independent school funding in similar overall position to other sectors

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has generated the following modelling to show the Independent sector as a percentage of their full SRS entitlement, if the same methodology was applied to the Independent sector as has been applied to Catholic and Government systems in recent analysis. The figures show the funding status of the […]

Divisive commentary on school funding unhelpful

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today expressed disappointment at divisive and unhelpful media coverage in the wake of comments made on the Q&A program last night. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “School funding arrangements in Australia are extremely complex and the details are not widely understood. Independent schools are an easy […]

Independent school sector stresses need for stable and predictable funding

Following the COAG Education Council meeting in Adelaide today, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) stressed the critical nature of certainty of funding for all Independent schools. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “As school funding is debated by government, and in the public arena, it is important to note that stable and […]

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