Independent Schools Look To the Future

The 2016 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum concluded in Canberra recently, bringing together representatives from the Independent school sector, including principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector representatives from other national and state based organisations. It featured addresses from the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham; the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP with Shadow Minister for Education, the Hon Kate Ellis MP; Greens Senator Nick McKim; and leading education specialists and social commentators.

Over 300 Independent school sector representatives attended the forum, with the theme this year of Independent Education: Leading Future Learning. It was jointly hosted by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) and the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), peak body and national member organisations in the Independent school sector. The forum focused on questions of what constitutes a ‘quality education’ for Australia’s young people today and into the future, including examining the obstacles being faced and the steps that should be taken now to ensure this goal is achieved.

For the full media release, speeches and presentations from the event see the Forum Webpage

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