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 forward I anticipate that the work of the Institute will be an important contribution not only to Independent schools in NSW, but Independent schools nationally and indeed all Australian schools.

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Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training:

It is a pleasure to be here today to launch the AISNSW Institute and outline some of my priorities for school education as the new Minister for Education and Training.

I am committed to a diverse schooling system that facilitates choice for parents and encourages increased investment in schooling from non-government sources. This enables a strong independent sector which in turn can strengthen the public sector.

I want to commend Geoff [Newcombe] and AISNSW for their initiative in establishing the Institute to think deeply about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. I know that under Bill’s [Daniels] leadership and with a diverse membership of business and policy thinkers, that it will make an excellent contribution to the ongoing national conversations on schooling.

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For more on the AISNSW Institute see AISNSW’s press release.

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