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Independent schools have a much greater diversity of fees than often portrayed

The end of the January school holidays is a time when many financial institutions launch glossy marketing promotions to encourage parents to save for their children’s future schooling by using education focused savings products. The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) supports parents using sensible strategies to help provide for their children’s schooling, but cautions […]

Independent Schools Welcome Focus on Government Funding for Students with Disability

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the focus on supporting students with disability (SWD) created by today’s release of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee’s Inquiry, Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability. ISCA’s Executive Director Colette Colman said today that “it is critically important that students […]

ISCA Thanks Outgoing Education Secretary Lisa Paul

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) thanks Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM for her long running and substantial contribution to Australian education policy as Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said “Ms Paul has had a distinguished public service career demonstrating her leadership across […]

ALL Education Should be Considered a Public Good

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) rejects the inaccurate figures and divisive line taken towards Australian schooling by a new research paper asserting that public education is the only type of education that can be viewed as a public good. The paper, Building Our Nation through Public Education by Professor Alan Reid, and released […]

ISCA Board Communique

The Chair of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), Mr Warwick Dean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Colette Colman to the position of Executive Director of ISCA. Ms Colman has been acting in this position since July 2015. Ms Colman has had extensive experience in the development of education policy for […]

Speeches for the launch of the AISNSW Institute. Sydney 29/10/15

Colette Colman, ISCA Acting Executive Director: Minister Birmingham, Institute members and guests I am delighted to be here at the launch of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW Institute. I am very pleased that ISCA will be part of the Institute and I look forward to engaging with the work of the Institute. Going […]

ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum 2016

ISCA is pleased to announce the return of the ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum, to be held on Tuesday 15 March 2016, in Canberra. The 2016 National Forum is a single day event that will bring together representatives from the Independent school sector, including principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector […]

ISCA Congratulates New Ministers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the appointments of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP as Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck as Minister for Tourism and International Education. ISCA Acting Executive Director, Colette Colman said […]

ISCA Board Communique

The Chair of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, Mr Warwick Dean, is pleased to announce that the ISCA Board has appointed Ms Colette Colman as the Acting Executive Director of ISCA. Mr Barry Wallett will continue in his role as the Deputy Executive Director. Mr Dean said “I am excited by, and look forward, […]

Report on School Funding Misleading

A recently released report by Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd on school funding (Private school, public cost – How school funding is closing the wrong gaps), attempts to predict the impact of projected school funding increases, yet is based on a number of misleading assumptions and fails to adequately contextualise many of the authors’ calculations. […]

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