The key issues affecting the Independent school sector.
Position Statement: Autonomy and Accountability
Independent schools have the autonomy to tailor educational experiences to their community and students, yet they are just as accountable – if not more so – than government schools.
Position Statement: Choice and Diversity
Independent schools are diverse in terms of the communities they serve, their student population, their size and their ethos.
Position statement: Capital Works Funding
Capital works at Independent schools are mostly funded by the school communities.
Position Statement: Funding
Independent schools receive funding from parents, the Australian Government and state/territory governments. Government support for Independent schools is fundamental for Australia’s education system and enables diverse schooling options for families.
Position Statement: Economic Contribution of Independent Schools
Independent schools make a major contribution to the Australian economy.
Position Statement: Independent Schools Matter
Independent schools are a key part of the education landscape in Australia and sit alongside government and Catholic schools in contributing to Australian society and the safety, learning and wellbeing of Australian children.