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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 […]

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 […]

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