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Independent sector stresses need for accurate analysis of school funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today stressed the importance of informed and accurate analysis of the issues surrounding school funding. Recent analysis of school funding trends ignores the different roles played by the Commonwealth Government and state and territory governments in funding school education, and this difference is critical to understanding how […]

ISCA congratulates shadow ministerial team

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on her appointment as the new Shadow Minister for Education. ISCA Executive Director, Colette Colman said, “We look forward to working with Ms Plibersek, who brings to the role considerable social policy experience from her previous Ministerial positions in health, human services […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commonwealth Commitment to Real Funding Growth Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to link the growth in Commonwealth funding for schools to a measure which reflects real increases in the costs of school education. This decision is expected to contribute an additional $1.2 billion to schools over the three years from 2018-2020. According […]

Independent schools value direct Commonwealth funding relationship

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s recognition of the importance of the ongoing direct funding relationship between the non-government school sector and the Commonwealth Government. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “the Independent school sector values its long term collaborative relationship with the Commonwealth Government. Mr Turnbull’s […]

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