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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 […]

ISCA Board Communique

The Chair of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), Mr Warwick Dean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Colette Colman to the position of Executive Director of ISCA. Ms Colman has been acting in this position since July 2015. Ms Colman has had extensive experience in the development of education policy for […]

Speeches for the launch of the AISNSW Institute. Sydney 29/10/15

Colette Colman, ISCA Acting Executive Director: Minister Birmingham, Institute members and guests I am delighted to be here at the launch of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW Institute. I am very pleased that ISCA will be part of the Institute and I look forward to engaging with the work of the Institute. Going […]

ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum 2016

ISCA is pleased to announce the return of the ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum, to be held on Tuesday 15 March 2016, in Canberra. The 2016 National Forum is a single day event that will bring together representatives from the Independent school sector, including principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector […]

ISCA Congratulates New Ministers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the appointments of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP as Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck as Minister for Tourism and International Education. ISCA Acting Executive Director, Colette Colman said […]

ISCA Board Communique

The Chair of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, Mr Warwick Dean, is pleased to announce that the ISCA Board has appointed Ms Colette Colman as the Acting Executive Director of ISCA. Mr Barry Wallett will continue in his role as the Deputy Executive Director. Mr Dean said “I am excited by, and look forward, […]

Report on School Funding Misleading

A recently released report by Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd on school funding (Private school, public cost – How school funding is closing the wrong gaps), attempts to predict the impact of projected school funding increases, yet is based on a number of misleading assumptions and fails to adequately contextualise many of the authors’ calculations. […]

Independent schools welcome simplified student visa processing

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the announcement of a new industry-wide simplified international student visa framework (SSVF). The new framework was announced yesterday by the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash. “We look forward […]

School Spending is an Investment in Future Prosperity

Whilst acknowledging the tight budgetary pressures on this week’s Federal Budget, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) argues that school funding should be seen as an incontestable investment in the future of our nation. According to ISCA Executive Director, Dr Yvonne Luxford, “Budgetary Forward Estimates relying on the basic Consumer Price Index (CPI) post […]

Indigenous Boarding Schools Grateful for Additional Support

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed today’s announcement by Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne that the Australian Government will provide an additional $5.4 million dollars this year and additional funds in 2016 to support the education of remote Indigenous students attending non-government boarding schools. ISCA Executive Director, Dr Yvonne Luxford, said […]

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