With the 2017 school year already well underway, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) is increasingly alarmed that the Government has yet to provide any clarity on school funding arrangements for 2018.
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With the largest growth in school numbers of any school sector, the Independent Schools Council of Australia said today that new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm the continued strong contribution of the Independent school sector.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) cautions parents about glossy marketing campaigns for education focused financial products that misrepresent the cost of Independent school fees.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today responded to the Grattan Institute’s report Circuit breaker: A new compact on school funding by acknowledging the temptation to propose seemingly quick and easy solutions to school funding issues, however the reality is that the complexity of the current school funding arrangements makes this impossible. ISCA Executive […]
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has generated the following modelling to show the Independent sector as a percentage of their full SRS entitlement, if the same methodology was applied to the Independent sector as has been applied to Catholic and Government systems in recent analysis. The figures show the funding status of the […]
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today expressed disappointment at divisive and unhelpful media coverage in the wake of comments made on the Q&A program last night. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “School funding arrangements in Australia are extremely complex and the details are not widely understood. Independent schools are an easy […]
Following the COAG Education Council meeting in Adelaide today, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) stressed the critical nature of certainty of funding for all Independent schools. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that, “As school funding is debated by government, and in the public arena, it is important to note that stable and […]
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today stressed the importance of informed and accurate analysis of the issues surrounding school funding. Recent analysis of school funding trends ignores the different roles played by the Commonwealth Government and state and territory governments in funding school education, and this difference is critical to understanding how […]
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on her appointment as the new Shadow Minister for Education. ISCA Executive Director, Colette Colman said, “We look forward to working with Ms Plibersek, who brings to the role considerable social policy experience from her previous Ministerial positions in health, human services […]