Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) celebrated 50 years of supporting choice and diversity in 2018.
Since the first meeting of the Association in 1968, the organisation has remained committed to promoting, supporting and developing independent schooling in Queensland. Throughout 2018, ISQ celebrated the achievements of the sector and reflected on the organisation’s contribution to independent schooling.
The inaugural meeting of the Association was held on 18 July 1968 at Brisbane Grammar School, with 29 representatives from 27 schools attending. To mark ISQ’s 50-year milestone, the 2018 AGM and Dinner was held on the same date and in the same location as the inaugural formation meeting, with more than 150 people in attendance.
In commemoration of the organisation's 50-year anniversary, Independent Schools Queensland developed a dedicated interactive website providing an interesting historical perspective.
A commemorative book documented the history and achievements of Independent Schools Queensland over the past 50 years and shared stories celebrating the important contribution member schools have made to schooling in the state. Click the link below to read the full story.
23 October 2020 - Queensland Year 12s have just one weekend left before they mark off another 2020 milestone – to be the first seniors in 50 years to sit statewide subject-based external assessments that will contribute to their final results.
28 October 2020 - Queensland’s short-term home learning period could have long-term benefits for school and family partnerships and student outcomes, according to a new issues paper by Griffith University academics commissioned by ISQ.
In the October issue of Briefings, Executive Director David Robertson discusses the 2020 State Election, education reform, and the importance of developing evidence-based education policies. Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise and Education Services Officer (Wellbeing and Student Needs) Karen Roman analyse strategic inclusion in schools, and teachers confidence when supporting students with disability.