The latest releases from ISA
Media release – Independent schools back calls for better funding
2 August 2023
With submissions to the Australian Government’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System closing tomorrow, the national peak body for Independent schools is backing calls for Australian government schools to be funded to 100 per cent of their Schooling Resource Standard.
Media release – Issues and opportunities presented by generative AI in education
28 July 2023
ISA has made seven recommendations in its submission to help to chart a safe and ethical path that maximises opportunities and minimises potential risks for schools.
Media Release – On-Country learning funding welcomed by Independent schools
27 July 2023
ISA has welcomed additional Commonwealth funding to Central Australian schools next year.
Media release: Collaboration critical to national reform
7 July 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates the Federal Minister for Education, Jason Clare MP, state and territory education ministers, and the National School Reform Agreement Expert Panel for convening today’s Ministerial Reference Group meeting.
Media release: Independent school peak welcomes Teacher Education Expert Panel report
7 July 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) has commended the Teacher Education Expert Panel on the release of the Strong Beginnings report today.
Media release: Victoria’s tax on learning will hurt families and schools
30 June 2023
The Victorian Government’s announcement that it will impose payroll tax on non-government schools with fees of $15,000 or more will hurt dozens of schools and thousands of Victorian families.
Media release: Focus on education, not division
28 June 2023
With the review of the National School Reform Agreement underway, the national peak body for Independent schools is calling for a focus on education and collaboration following recent publicity about school funding.
Media release – National body for Independent schools urges Victoria to reconsider tax on learning
9 June 2023
The national peak body for Independent schools says that parents, educators and schools around the country have been alarmed by the Victorian Government’s decision to remove payroll tax exemptions on some non-government schools.
Media release – Independent Schools Australia welcomes Dr Michele Bruniges as AITSL Chair
7 June 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the appointment of Dr Michele Bruniges AM as the new Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) by Education Minister Jason Clare.
Media release – New report shows social contribution of Independent schools
2 June 2023
A new report launched today by Independent Schools Australia (ISA) and McCrindle Research describes the significant contribution that Independent schools make to our communities.
Media release -Victoria’s shock schools tax
25 May 2023
Victoria's shock schools tax will hurt Independent schools, parents and teachers
Media release: Budget provides certainty for Independent schools
9 May 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Federal Budget released tonight, which confirms commitments already made by the Australian Government that support continuity of funding for Independent schools.
Media release: Re-engaging students in education – New report released
3 May 2023
Independent Special Assistance Schools Showcase released today
Media release – Independent Schools Australia announces new CEO
24 February 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Graham Catt as Chief Executive Officer.
Media release – ABS data shows parents continue to choose Independent schools
15 February 2023
Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that more children are enrolled in Independent schools than ever before.
Media Release: ISA congratulates new Secretary of the Department of Education
7 February 2023
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) warmly welcomes the appointment of Mr Tony Cook PSM as Secretary of the Department of Education.
Media release: ISA congratulates new AHISA CEO
7 December 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates Dr Chris Duncan on his appointment as CEO of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA).
Media release – Independent schools welcome Minister’s decision on deeming
3 December 2022
The Minister for Education has promised to avert funding shock for schools that serve some of the most disadvantaged students in Australia.
Media release: Early Childhood education and care – Environmental scan released today
24 November 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) has released its environmental scan of the early childhood education and care sector today.
Media release: Independent schools are accountable to parents, communities and the public
10 November 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) responded strongly today to comments challenging the financial accountability of non-government schools.
Media release: ISA welcomes consultation on draft plan for teacher workforce
4 November 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) is pleased to see the Australian Government’s National Teacher Workforce Action Plan has been released for consultation.
Media release: What the Federal Budget means for Independent schools
26 October 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Australian Government’s Budget last night, which affirmed election commitments of continued support for the wellbeing of students, to take steps towards addressing the shortage of teachers and early childhood educators, and to broaden access to childcare subsidies.
Media release: Budget commitments for early childhood services will help
25 October 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Australian Government’s Budget commitment to increase the number of early childhood educators.
Media release: More teaching places at universities welcomed
24 October 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of more university places for students under-represented at Australian universities including those from poorer backgrounds, Indigenous Australians and students from rural and remote Australia to become educators.
Media release: ISA welcomes announcement of Teacher Education Expert Panel
23 September 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Minister for Education that an expert panel will review how teaching is taught at universities.
Media release: ISA congratulates new Education Minister
1 June 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the appointment of the new Minister for Education, Jason Clare MP, following the recent Federal Election.
Media release: Boosting investment in teachers is good for education
9 May 2022
ISA welcomes the major parties’ commitments to invest in teachers if elected. Plans to boost teacher education will benefit students and Australia.
Media release: Seeking assurances from Federal Election candidates
22 April 2022
Independent schools call on Federal Election candidates to support families’ choice in education.
Media release: Federal Budget provides certainty for Independent schools
30 March 2022
The Independent school sector is reassured by Federal Budget, which provides for wellbeing programs, educational reforms and more access for those in regional areas to boarding school places and childcare.
Media release: Welcome support for Indigenous boarding students
25 March 2022
ISA welcomes the announcement of greater support for Indigenous students to attend boarding schools.
Media release: Non-Government schools impacted by floods receive additional funding
23 March 2022
The Australian Government has provided an additional $5 million to support flood affected Independent and Catholic schools in NSW and Queensland.
Media release: ISA releases annual snapshot of Independent school sector
18 March 2022
ISA released its annual snapshot of the Independent school sector at yesterday’s National Education Forum
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.
Media release: Respectful relationships start in childhood
8 March 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) supports Labor’s pledge today to invest $77 million in teaching students what respectful relationships look like. Teaching students about respectful relationships is a key component of the cultural shift Australia needs.
Media release: ABS data shows significant growth in Independent school enrolments
23 February 2022
The ABS reports significant growth in Independent school enrolments as families increasingly turn to Independent schools.
Statement: All students deserve protection against unfair discrimination
9 February 2022
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.
Media release: ISA welcomes Labor policy for schools
25 January 2022
ISA commends the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Anthony Albanese announcement of a fund of $440 million for schools to invest in facilities and services that will support students’ wellbeing if Labor is elected.
Media release: Additional funding will support students in remote areas
13 January 2022
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.
Media release: Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner
6 December 2021
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates the Hon Fiona Nash on her appointment as Australia's first Regional Education Commissioner.
Media release: Understanding school choice
11 October 2021
The 2021 School Choice Research Report was released today by ISA.
Media release: National code for boarding schools
20 September 2021
The new National Code for boarding school student is a welcome relief for students and families during the pandemic.
Media release: NAPLAN results reflect the resilience and commitment of students and teachers
25 August 2021
Independent Schools Australia congratulates students, their families, teachers and school leaders for their resilience and commitment to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Media release: ISA welcomes additional support for parents in early years of learning
12 May 2021
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.
Media release: Independent schools educating one in six Australian students
21 April 2021
Independent schools now educate 1 in 6 Australian students, according to Independent Schools Australia’s (ISA) newly released Independent Schools at a Glance 2021.
Media release: Resources to support respectful relationships welcomed
20 April 2021
ISA welcomes announcement of investment in respectful relationships in schools
Media release: ISA supports recommendations of Disability Standards for Education Review
12 March 2021
Independent sector says recommendations of Disability Standards for Education Review will benefit students with disability, families and schools.