2013 Media Centre

Media Releases

December

12 December 2013 - Year 12 Class of 2013 Ready to Receive their OP Results
05 December 2013 - New Centre Boosts Professional Learning Opportunities for Independent Schools
02 December 2013 - Independent Schools Queenland Welcomes Funding Certainty

November

29 November 2013 - Letter to the Editor: Australian Financial Review
29 November 2013 - Opinion Piece - Pyne Must Refine Gonski - published in Online Opinion
25 November 2013 - Independent Schools Welcome Review and Changes to Funding Model
19 November 2013 - Opinion Piece - Schools Funding by ISQ Executive Director - published in On line Opinion
13 November 2013 - Volunteering and Gap Year Exchanges Beckon for Year 12 Independent School Graduates

October

31 October 2013 - Independent and Catholic sectors discuss schooling issues for ‘at risk’ students
24 October 2013 - Recognising Independent School Teachers on World Teachers Day
18 October 2013 - Shadow Ministry
18 October 2013 - Opinion Piece – Four Ways Pyne Can Fix Up The Gonski Mess – Published in The Australian

September

16 September 2013 - Independent School Welcome Appointment of New Education Minister
09 September 2013 - Independent School Queensland Congratulates New Government

August

29 August 2013 - Independent Schools Welcome the Coalition's Students First Education Policy
29 August 2013 - Effective School Leadership a Key to Improved Student Achievement
27 August 2013 - Opinion Piece - Education Tied Up in Red Tape - Published in The Australian
05 August 2013 - Independent Schools Urge Parties To Make Education A Priority
02 August 2013 - Independent Schools Welcomes Funding Certainty

July

30 July 2013 - Independent Schools Welcome Queensland Op Assessment Review
10 July 2013 - Better Schools Plan
01 July 2013 - Independent Schools Welcome Appointment of New Education Minister

June

26 June 2013 - Opinion piece - Extra funds must benefit all pupils - Published in The Courier-Mail
21 June 2013 - Schools Entitled to Ask What Has Happened to Gonski?
11 June 2013 - Full Data Sets on Gonski Needed
06 June 2013 - ISQ Think Tank gives Pass Mark to Nation's Education Goals
04 June 2013 - ISQ Welcomes State Budget
03 June 2013 - ISQ Think Tank to Give Report Card on Whether Australia is Meeting Educational Goals

May

30 May 2013 - Opinion piece - Gonski Commentary - Published in the Australian 
23 May 2013 - Independent Schools Queensland Forum Examines Challenges Facing Schools 
20 May 2013 - General Peter Cosgrove to Share Insights at ISQ State Forum 
20 May 2013 - Cyber Expert Says Schools Can Play Vital Role Keeping Students Safe Online 
10 May 2013 - ISQ Congratulates Students on Yr 12 Results 
07 May 2013 - ISQ 2013 State Forum

April

10 April 2013 - ISQ Releases Latest Funding Data to Member Schools 
08 April 2013 - ISQ Welcomes State Government Teacher Quality Commitment

March

13 March 2013 - Latest My School website provides a partial picture of school outcomes
06 March 2013 - Education reform vital to Queensland's long-term future, Think Tank to be told

February

01 February 2013 - Queensland Independent Schools Continue Strong Growth

January

31 January 2013 - Independent School Closures
29 January 2013 - School Closures
25 January 2013 - Independent Schools Gear Up for Exciting New Year

December 2012
13 December 2012 - Anxious Wait for 2012 OP Scores Almost Over
03 December 2012 - Funding Doubts for Education Model

November 2012
28 November 2012 - Federal Government's Education Bill short on detail
15 November 2012 - ISQ Congratulates Year 12s as last day of school beckons
7 November 2012 - Experts consider how to deliver more than 100 new schools for Queensland

October 2012
29 October 2012 - State Schools Cater to More High Income Families (see Research Report - Income Levels of Families with Students in Queensland Schools)
26 October 2012 - Independent school teachers celebrated on World Teachers' Day
25 October 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland Support Day for Daniel

September 2012
11 September 2012 - Independent Schools and The Queensland Budget
03 September 2012 - Government Gonski response step in the right direction but more detail needed

August 2012
31 August 2012 - New Media Contact for Independent Schools Queensland
29 August 2012 - Student assessment should not be used to measure public policy: ISQ Think Tank
20 August 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland responds to PM funding undertaking
19 August 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland responds to News Ltd Gonski story
08 August 2012 - Joint Statement: Independent Schools Welcome NBN Education Project

July 2012
25 July 2012 - Canadian school lessons for Queensland educators

June 2012
25 June 2012 - Educating for a new ERA of Sustainability
20 June 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland call on Federal Government to Protect School Chaplaincy Program
08 June 2012 - Good Public Policy Takes Time - School Funding Legislation Should Not Be Rushed
01 June 2012 - Schools and Students to be Congratulated for Outstanding Year 12 Results

April 2012
19 April 2012 - Gonski Review outcomes encouraging for Queensland but is it a false hope?
02 April 2012 - ISQ Welcomes Funding Boost for Students with Disabilities

March 2012
30 March 2012 - ISQ Welcomes New Education Minister
19 March 2012 - Education Policy Report Card
12 March 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland Welcomes Capital Funding for Boarding Schools
06 March 2012 - Independent Schools Welcome LNP Policy to increase Capital Funding

February 2012
22 February 2011 - ALP Kindergarten Plus Policy
20 February 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland Welcomes ALP Policy on Queensland Education Trust
20 February 2012 - Independent Schools Queensland Responds to Gonski Review
17 February 2012 - Independent Schools Welcome Cut to Red Tape in Planning Regulation
17 February 2012 - Education Key Election Issue - Independent Schools Need a Fair Allocation of Year 7 Funding
06 February 2012 - All Students Entitled to Fair Levels of Funding

January 2012
31 January 2012 - Proposed Queensland Education Trust Should Support School Infrastructure: ISQ Submission
18 January 2012 - Independent Schools Prepare for a Big 2012

December 2011
23 December 2011 - Opinion by ISQ Executive Director on Gonski Review
19 December 2011 - Independent Schools Queensland welcomes cut to red tape for Year 7 transition
15 December 2011 - OP Scores Anxious Wait Almost Over

November 2011
25 November 2011 - ISQ Response to Reward Payments for Great Teachers Announcement
23 November 2011 - Queensland Education Trust plan welcomed but more detail needed to fully assess
15 November 2011 - Year 12 Independent School Graduates Up the Ante on Gap Year Tradition