Media release: National Education Forum in Canberra today

17 March 2022

Representatives of the Independent schools will hear presentations by the Education Minister, Shadow Education Minister and other leaders in the sector.

The one-day forum brings together principals, board members and other representatives from national, state and territory Independent school organisations.

The Education Minister, the Hon Stuart Robert MP and Shadow Education Minister, the Hon Tanya Plibersek will provide their perspectives and visions for Independent schools.

The annual forum is hosted by Australian Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) and Independent Schools Australia (ISA). This event is a chance for representatives to gather in Canberra and hear from politicians, analysts and thought leaders on national issues that affect Independent schools.

Media opportunity

Journalists are welcome to attend and observe. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

Independent Schools Education Forum

8:30am – 4:45pm

17 March 2022

Hotel Realm (upstairs), National Circuit, Barton, Canberra


Welcome 8:30 am

The Hon Stuart Robert MP 9:15 am

Ms Margery Evans (ISA CEO) 10:00 am

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP 10:50 am

Guest speakers (see program for details) 11:35 am – 4:30 pm

Close (AHISA Chairperson, Rev Chris Ivey) 4:30 pm


ISA is the peak body representing 1,187 Independent schools with 667,259 enrolled students.

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