The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s extra $222 million commitment to extend the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) and enable an additional 1000 schools the opportunity to participate in the program. Mr Bill Daniels, Executive Director of ISCA, said that the NSCP is a distinctive program that provides […]
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The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will continue to index its funding payments to non-government schools for the 2011 calendar year. Mr Bill Daniels, Executive Director of ISCA, said that this positive decision was a key element of the funding arrangements by recognising that all […]
On 5 July 2011, ISCA lodged a submission to the Inquiry into the Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011 being undertaken by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.
On 24th June 2011, ISCA appeared before the Inquiry into National Funding Agreements being undertaken by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The full text is available in Speeches and Presentations.
Abbotsleigh School, the NSW Parents’ Council and the Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales released a communiqué on 9th June 2011 following the Abbotsleigh Parent Forum held on 8th June 2011. “The Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell, addressed more than 400 parents of independent school students, representing more than 60 independent […]
On 8th June 2011 Independent Schools Council of Australia Executive Director Bill Daniels spoke at the Abbotsleigh Parent Forum. The Forum, which was jointly organised by Abbotsleigh School and the NSW Parents’ Council, gave over 400 parents from more than 60 independent schools an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the Federal Governments Review of […]
In June 2011 ISCA published its update of key statistics related to the independent schools sector in Independent Schooling in Australia Snapshot 2011. A hard copy can be obtained by contacting ISCA. The Snapshot is available to view and download in Independent Schooling in Australia Snapshot.
The Independent schools sector acknowledges Minister Garrett’s clarification of the Federal Government’s position on the Review of Funding for Schooling. It is reassuring to note that Minister Garrett indicates the Government has not prejudged the outcomes of the review– contrary to recent media reports that may have misled the public as to the Government’s intent. […]
The second report by Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Public Policy Institute (PPI) and commissioned by the Independent Schools Council of Australia examines the impact of choice on student achievement and equity and finds ample evidence for governments to continue to fund non-government schools. The full report is available in ISCA Publications.
A report by Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Public Policy Institute (PPI) and commissioned by the Independent Schools Council of Australia, has shown that non-government schools make a significant contribution to achieving a more equitable society by the quality of the education they provide. The full report is available in ISCA Publications.