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Government Commits to Increased Independent School Funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the commitment of the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, MP that “every independent school in Australia will see their funding increase under the Government’s plan for school funding reform.” The Prime Minister gave this commitment as part of her opening address to the Independent […]

Independent Sector Schools Forum Looks to the Future

A national education forum focussing on key trends and issues affecting independent schools was opened in Canberra today by the Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard MP, and featured an address by the Leader of the Opposition the Hon Tony Abbott MHR. The Prime Minister said “Every independent school in Australia will see their funding […]

ISCA Submission to the Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Exposure Draft Legislation

The draft legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was released for public comment by the Government earlier this month and subsequently referred to the House of Representatives Economics Committee for consideration over the Winter recess. ISCA provided a submission to the Inquiry on 20 July. ISCA also appeared before the House of […]

Government Commitment to Chaplains and Welfare Workers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s continuing commitment to the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP) following today’s High Court decision in Canberra. The Attorney-General and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth spoke in a Press Conference today of the government’s commitment to the […]

Charity Commissioner Nomination Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that Ms Susan Pascoe AM will be nominated to become the first Commissioner of the new Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Mr Barry Wallett, Deputy Executive Director of ISCA, said that Ms Pascoe has shown a willingness to listen to […]

New Chaplains and Welfare Workers Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of schools that will receive funding under the extension and expansion of the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). The Government announced that 409 independent schools with existing chaplains or student welfare workers were granted an extension to their […]

ISCA The Year in Review 2011 released

The Year in Review gives an overview of ISCA’s activities on behalf of the independent schools sector during the past year, including coverage of some current issues of concern to the sector. Copies of The Year in Review 2011 are available from ISCA. The full publication is available to view in Year in Review.

Money Starts to Flow for Students with Disabilities

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the announcement by the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, that funding will start to flow to the independent school sector to support the many students with disabilities currently being educated in independent schools. “This additional funding has been […]

Gonski Recommendations Deserve Further Consideration

The Board of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has signalled its intent to work with the Gonski Review’s recommendations as the basis for establishing a new schools funding model. The Executive Director of ISCA, Mr Bill Daniels, commended the Review Panel for achieving the seemingly impossible task of recommending a funding model which […]

Funding Uncertainty Continues for Independent Schools

ISCA today cautiously welcomed the release of the Final Report of the Review of Funding for Schooling. The Executive Director of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, Bill Daniels, acknowledged the work of the Review Panel and its Chair, David Gonski AC, and the comprehensive nature of the Panel’s recommendations. Mr Daniels expressed the independent […]

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