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ISCA Media Statement – Curriculum Certainty Important for Independent Schools

The completion of the Review of the Australian Curriculum is welcomed by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), which now looks forward to working with the Australian Government and national education authorities to determine which of these recommendations will be implemented and how this will occur. The Australian Curriculum needs to be practical and […]

ISCA Media Release – NCOA attempts to re-define schooling responsibility

The National Commission of Audit (NCOA) recommendation to hand total responsibility for all school funding management to state and territory governments would be a retrograde step, according to Independent Schools Council of Australia Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels. “Independent school funding is a complex mix of responsibilities between the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and […]

ISCA Media Release – One national model for school funding unachievable

The previous Labor Government’s idea to design a common national funding model for all schools was a commendable but unachievable vision, according to Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels. Mr Daniels was giving evidence to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding in Sydney today. “We have been left with […]

ISCA Media Release – Independent schools welcome funding announcements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the joint announcement today by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP and the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP on school funding. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels, said the funding announced for state and territory Associations of Independent Schools (AISs) confirms the […]

ISCA Media Release – Independent Schools Support Funding Model Improvements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed statements from Education Minister, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, that he will review the former Government’s new school funding model in 2014. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels, agrees that the new “Better Schools” funding model that is due to commence in January 2014 is facing […]

ISCA Media Release – ISCA Congratulates New Ministers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the appointments of The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP as Minister for Education, The Hon. Sussan Ley MP as Assistant Minister for Education and Senator Scott Ryan as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels said that he looked forward to […]

ISCA Media Statement – Funding Stability Important for Schools

Following the passage of the Australian Education Act in June 2013, parents and school communities now have greater certainty about future Commonwealth funding.  While the wrangling with some state and territory governments continues, what we now know is that financial support from the Commonwealth  Government for independent schools will continue to be provided at reasonable […]

Opinion Piece – Funding decision welcome

Following the passage of the Australian Education Act in June, parents and school communities now have greater certainty about future Commonwealth funding.  While the wrangling with some state and territory governments continues, what we now know is that financial support from the Commonwealth Government for independent schools will continue to be provided at reasonable levels, […]

Joint Media Statement – International education needs a champion

Australia’s education peak bodies will this week urge the Federal Government, Opposition and all political parties to get behind measures to restore global competitiveness and innovation in Australia’s international education sector. In their second joint statement this year, the influential associations will warn that Australia is losing ground to international competitors whose governments place a […]

ISCA Media Release – Independent School Council welcomes agreement on Better Schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes agreement reached today with the Australian Government that will see additional funding flow to independent schools over the next six years. ISCA acknowledges the open and consultative approach from Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Rudd and Minister for Education the Hon Bill Shorten and their continuing commitment […]

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