Briefings

Briefings is an Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) publication providing thought leadership for the independent schooling sector. Each edition of Briefings includes an opinion article from the Executive Director and a research feature from a senior ISQ staff member.

Volume 21, 2017

Issue 7, August 2017: Non-State Schools Accreditation - A New Act for Queensland / Social Media Integration into School Emergency Managment Planning (Print PDF)
Issue 6, July - 2017: Commonwealth's Role in Schools Continues to Strengthen / It's Time to be Critical about Teaching Critical Thinking (Print PDF)
Issue 5, June - 2017: Continuing the Reform Agenda / The trouble with Professional Learning Communities: Avoiding Roadblocks in Teacher Collaboration (Print PDF)
Issue 4, May - 2017: Schools Funding - Politics vs Policy (Print PDF)
Issue 3, April - 2017: Supporting Students with Disability / Why and How Schools Need to Act on Parental Choice Research  (Print PDF)
Issue 2, March - 2017: National Education Reforms / When Best Laid Plans Go Awry, Change Fatigue: Symptoms and Solutions (Print PDF)
Issue 1, January/February - 2017: The facts on school fees / Evaluation and Education:Measuring what Matters  (Print PDF)

Volume 20, 2016 

Issue 10, November/December - 2016: Reflections on 2016: Challenges and Optimism for 2017 (Print PDF)
Issue 9, October - 2016: Schools Funding Debate: Careful Language Required (Print PDF)
Issue 8, September - 2016: It’s a Small World (Print PDF)
Issue 7, August - 2016: A New Federal Schools Funding Model - Challenges and Opportunites for the Coalition (Print PDF)
Issue 6, July - 2016: The Prep Half Cohort – Getting Closer to Graduating (Print PDF)
Issue 5, June - 2016: Hopefully, a Final Word on "Gonski" (Print PDF)
Issue 4, May - 2016: The 2016/17 Federal Budget (Print PDF)
Issue 3, April - 2016: Taking the Good School Governance Pledge (Print PDF)
Issue 2, March - 2016: Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Queensland Economy (Print PDF)
Issue 1, January/February - 2016: It's an Election Year (Print PDF)

Volume 19, 2015 

Issue 10, November/December - Australian Government Funding (Print PDF)
Issue 9, October - Digital Disruption / The Quest for Lifelong Learning (Print PDF)
Issue 8, September - Australian Curriculum / Leading from the middle: the role of heads of department in leading learning (Print PDF)
Issue 7, August - Queensland Students Excel / Leaders as Multipliers How Great Leaders Grow Intelligence (Print PDF)
Issue 6, July - Special Assistance Schools - A Unique Education Provision / Education for Global Citizenship (Print PDF)

Issue 5, June - COAG July Retreat Will Be Significant For Schools / What's on the Horizon for Technology? (Print PDF)
Issue 4, May - Alarm Bells - CPI, School Fees and Government Funding
Issue 3, Apr - A Disconnect Between Academic Research and Parental Choice in Schooling
Issue 2, Mar - Parents Embracing School Choice
Issue 1, Jan/Feb - National Education Reform is Not Easy

Volume 18, 2014

Issue 10, Nov/Dec - The "Gonski" Funding Model
Issue 9, Oct - Independent Public Schools 
Issue 8, Sep - Education Accord Summit
Issue 7, Aug - NAPLAN
Issue 6, Jul - We're Ready for Year 7
Issue 5, Jun - The Work of Our School Governors Should be Recognised and Celebrated
Issue 4, May - Federal Budget: The Challenges Ahead
Issue 3, Apr - Skills for the 21st Century: Teaching Higher Order Thinking
Issue 2, Mar - Schools Need to Prepare for a Period of Change
Issue 1, Jan/Feb - Setting your 2014 Priorities