9 May 2022 – Boosting investment in teachers is good for education
22 April 2022 – Call for Federal Election Candidates to support choice in education
30 March 2022 – What the Federal Budget means for Independent schools
25 March 2022 – Welcome support for Indigenous boarding students
23 March 2022 – Non-Government schools impacted by the floods receive additional funding
17 March 2022 – National Education Forum 2022
8 March 2022 – Respectful relationships start early
Teaching students about respectful relationships is a key component of the cultural shift Australia needs.
23 February 2022 – Families increasingly turn to Independent schools
The ABS report released today shows significant growth in Independent school enrolments.
9 February 2022 – All students deserve protection against unfair discrimination
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) upholds the principle that no student, regardless of the school they attend, should be subject to unfair discrimination on any grounds, including sexuality or gender identity.
25 January 2022 – Independent schools welcome Labor’s commitment to student wellbeing
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Labor Party’s pledge today to prioritise the wellbeing of school students if elected. Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Anthony Albanese announced a fund of $440 million for schools to invest in facilities and services that will support students’ wellbeing if Labor is elected.
13 January 2022 – Additional funding will support students in remote areas
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Indigenous Australians and the Minister for Regional Education, of additional funding for boarding schools in remote areas. The funding announced was part of last year’s Federal Budget and is directed to forty boarding schools with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the most remote parts of Australia.
6/12/21 – Independent school sector welcomes Regional Education Commissioner
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates the Hon Fiona Nash on her appointment as Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner.
18/10/21 – ISA Celebrates World Teachers’ Day
This year, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday 29 October 2021.
While the Australian celebration falls later than the international day due to the timing of our school holidays, we support the global recognition of teachers and thank them for the significant role they play in the lives of children and students, their families, and communities.
The 2021 global theme “Teachers at the heart of education recovery” focuses on the support teachers need to help contribute to our COVID-19 recovery. Teachers (with the help of parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges brought on by the pandemic.
The Independent School sector supports around 86,119 full time teachers and has the lowest student/teacher ratio of all the sectors at 11.8 teachers to 1 student.
The School Choice Report is based on an online survey of almost 2,000 parents of Independent, Catholic and government school parents from across Australia. It provides information on what parents want from education and look for in a school, and gives us a greater understanding about the information parents use to make decisions on schooling, what influences school choice, and for the first time, the impact COVID-19 has had on parents’ perceptions of schools.
05/10/2021 – Have your say on our new website
We’re updating our website and want to hear how we can improve your website experience, including how you find and use our data and information. Take the survey before 14 October.
Independent Schools Australia welcomes the new National Code for boarding school students. As the largest provider of boarding places in Australia, the endorsement of the National Code means more than 14,566 students boarding at independent schools can plan their return to their families in a COVID-safe way.
Following the release of NAPLAN 2021 summary data, Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates students, their families, teachers and school leaders for their resilience and commitment to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the 2021-22 Budget funding of $1.6 billion for preschools over the next four years as part of a new four-year funding agreement with the states and territories.
Independent schools now educate 1 in 6 Australian students, according to Independent Schools Australia’s (ISA) newly released Independent Schools at a Glance 2021. ISA’s annual At a Glance collection of the latest key facts and figures, also identifies that the sector’s highest student growth is in low fee schools and that Independent schools are now contributing $7.9 billion in salaries to the Australian economy.
“Today has seen much community and stakeholder commentary about the The Good Society website
and it is certainly critical that the resources available to teachers – Independent, Catholic and
government alike – are high quality, contemporary and context sensitive”, said Ms Evans, CEO of
Independent Schools Australia. “It would be a great shame, however, if the current media controversy
was to result in the substantial number of useful resources on The Good Society website being overlooked.”
Independent Schools Australia has welcomed the Final Report of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 saying that the recommendations of the review will benefit all stakeholders including students with disability, their families and schools, as well as other education providers.
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today show that the Independent school sector recorded its strongest growth in more than 10 years in 2020.
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates the Hon Alan Tudge MP on his appointment as Minister for Education and Youth.
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Government of its planned changes to copyright law to support remote and distance learning in Australian schools.
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Margery Evans as its new Chief Executive Officer.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, that the Australian Government will provide an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, that Independent schools will have the option to apply for their July 2020 recurrent funding payment from the Australian Government to be brought forward to May and June 2020.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s support for an early resumption of normal school operations and the importance of face to face education for students. This will look different in the diverse contexts in which schools operate, said Dr David Mulford, CEO of ISCA.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed today’s announcement by copyright stakeholder groups of special arrangements for school story times during the COVID-19 crisis, which will ensure teachers are able to continue to read stories to students whether they are learning from the school or at home.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan, of the upcoming review by the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) into the funding impact of Schooling Resourcing Standard (SRS) loadings on students and schools in regional and remote Australia.
Parents continue to show a high degree of confidence in Independent schools, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing the Independent school sector recording its strongest growth in more than 10 years.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that it will double its support for non-government schools that cater for students in drought-affected areas to $20 million.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of additional support to school communities in bushfire-declared communities. These include additional mental health support and additional funding for school chaplains.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $10 million to support schools that cater for students in drought-affected areas.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the introduction of legislation to waive the HELP debt for teachers who worked at very remote schools.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on her reappointment as the Shadow Minister for Education and Training.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the reappointment of the Hon Dan Tehan MP as Minister for Education.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Morrison Government on being returned to office, as well as all Members and Senators elected to serve in the 46th Parliament of Australia.
Parents continue to show a high degree of confidence in Independent schools, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing the Independent school sector recording its strongest growth in 10 years.
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes Labor’s promise of an additional $300 million to meet the needs of students with disability.
Education contribution fund provider Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) has this year suggested the national median fee for a metropolitan Independent school is $14,116. However, ISCA’s research indicates the median fee for an Australian metropolitan Independent school is $6,685 per annum.
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