The latest releases from ISA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Release: Budget commitments for early childhood services will help
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the Australian Government’s Budget commitment to increase the number of early childhood educators.
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.
Release: ISA welcomes announcement of Teacher Education Expert Panel
23 Sep 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.
Release: ISA congratulates new Education Minister
1 Jun 2022
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) welcomes the appointment of the new Minister for Education, Jason Clare MP, following the recent Federal Election.
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.
Release: Seeking assurances from Federal Election candidates
22 Apr 2022
Independent schools call on Federal Election candidates to support families’ choice in education.
Release: Federal Budget provides certainty for Independent schools
30 Mar 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.
Release: Welcome support for Indigenous boarding students
25 Mar 2022
ISA welcomes the announcement of greater support for Indigenous students to attend boarding schools.
Release: Non-Government schools impacted by floods receive additional funding
23 Mar 2022
The Australian Government has provided an additional $5 million to support flood affected Independent and Catholic schools in NSW and Queensland.
Release: National Education Forum in Canberra today
17 Mar 2022
Representatives of the Independent schools will hear presentations by the Education Minister, Shadow Education Minister and other leaders in the sector.
Release: Respectful relationships start in childhood
8 Mar 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.
Release: ABS data shows significant growth in Independent school enrolments
23 Feb 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 Feb 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.
Release: ISA welcomes Labor policy for schools
25 Jan 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.
Release: Additional funding will support students in remote areas
13 Jan 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.
Release: Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner
6 Dec 2021
Independent Schools Australia (ISA) congratulates the Hon Fiona Nash on her appointment as Australia's first Regional Education Commissioner.
Release: Understanding school choice
11 Oct 2021
The 2021 School Choice Research Report was released today by ISA.
Release: National code for boarding schools
20 Sep 2021
The new National Code for boarding school student is a welcome relief for students and families during the pandemic.
Release: NAPLAN results reflect the resilience and commitment of students and teachers
25 Aug 2021
Independent Schools Australia congratulates students, their families, teachers and school leaders for their resilience and commitment to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Release: Independent schools educating one in six Australian students
21 Apr 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.
Release: Resources to support respectful relationships
20 Apr 2021
ISA welcomes announcement of investment in respectful relationships in schools
Release: ISA supports recommendations of Disability Standards for Education Review
12 Mar 2021
Independent sector says recommendations of Disability Standards for Education Review will benefit students with disability, families and schools.