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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 […]

Independent Schools Look To the Future

The 2016 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum concluded in Canberra recently, bringing together representatives from the Independent school sector, including principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector representatives from other national and state based organisations. It featured addresses from the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham; the Leader of […]

ISCA Welcomes Announcement of Dr Michele Bruniges AM as Secretary of the Department of Education and Training

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the appointment of Dr Michele Bruniges AM as Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. “We look forward to working with Dr Bruniges on a wide range of education related issues, particularly those that will affect the Independent school sector,” said ISCA Executive […]

ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum 2016

Registrations NOW CLOSED The 2016 National Forum is a single day event that will be held in Canberra on Tuesday 15 March 2016. It will bring together representatives from the Independent school sector, including principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector representatives from other national and state based organisations. Focusing on today’s most […]

Independent Schools Working to Close the Gap on Education

The Independent Schools Council of Australia welcomes the strong focus on education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s Report 2016, particularly in regard to students in remote and very remote areas. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said that “the Independent school sector makes an important contribution […]

Labor’s Commitment to School Funding Certainty Welcome

Today’s announcement by Opposition Leader, the Hon Bill Shorten MP and Shadow Minister for Education, the Hon Kate Ellis MP that Labor will commit to continuing Commonwealth school funding growth towards the full implementation of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding model is welcomed by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA). ISCA Executive Director, […]

Independent schools have a much greater diversity of fees than often portrayed

The end of the January school holidays is a time when many financial institutions launch glossy marketing promotions to encourage parents to save for their children’s future schooling by using education focused savings products. The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) supports parents using sensible strategies to help provide for their children’s schooling, but cautions […]

Independent Schools Welcome Focus on Government Funding for Students with Disability

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the focus on supporting students with disability (SWD) created by today’s release of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee’s Inquiry, Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability. ISCA’s Executive Director Colette Colman said today that “it is critically important that students […]

ISCA Thanks Outgoing Education Secretary Lisa Paul

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) thanks Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM for her long running and substantial contribution to Australian education policy as Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said “Ms Paul has had a distinguished public service career demonstrating her leadership across […]

ALL Education Should be Considered a Public Good

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) rejects the inaccurate figures and divisive line taken towards Australian schooling by a new research paper asserting that public education is the only type of education that can be viewed as a public good. The paper, Building Our Nation through Public Education by Professor Alan Reid, and released […]

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