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Independent Schools Welcome New Board Chair

The Board of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Steven Bowers as its new Chair. Mr Bowers is Principal of Burgmann Anglican School in Canberra. He takes on the role as ISCA Chair following five years of service as an ISCA Board Member.

Snapshot 2017: Independent Schooling in Australia

Snapshot 2017 is ISCA’s latest release of its annual publication of key facts and statistics about the Independent school sector, compiled through rigorous analysis of a range of Government data sources. It is widely utilised across all school sectors, Government departments, educational organisations and media.

Funding announcement for Independent schools a positive step

The Independent schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of increased funding for non-government schools over a 10 year period.

Getting to the real story on school funding takes hard work

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today responded to a Fairfax business opinion piece “The upside-down funding debate is hurting students”, with ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman saying that, “Understanding the real story on school funding requires hard work. It is unfortunate that Fairfax have not put that work in.”

Independent schools funded at half the rate of government schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has responded to recent analysis regarding the growth of Independent school funding. The latest government figures show that on average government schools are publicly funded at around twice the amount of Independent schools.

Independent Schools write to members of parliament over funding concerns

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has written a letter to all members of the Australian Parliament to express concerns about the prospect of sudden and untimely changes to Australian Government funding arrangements for schools.

Independent, Catholic Schools Back Copyright Reform

The peak bodies representing more than 2,700 Catholic and Independent schools have welcomed the Turnbull Government’s plan to update copyright laws to better reflect contemporary practice, but have expressed disappointment that Australian schools will continue to be exposed to possible dangers because the Government has abandoned proposed changes to “safe harbour” provisions.

Time is Running Out for School Funding Certainty

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.

Independent school sector continues to grow

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.

Independent schools challenge inaccurate fee portrayal

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.

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