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Advocacy & Representation

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides a united and powerful voice for more than 200 independent and member schools in Queensland.

ISQ not only represents and promotes the unique needs of independent schools, but also advocates strongly for maintaining their autonomy and supporting parent choice in education through school diversity. In times of policy and funding reform, ISQ is a persuasive champion for the interests and needs of independent schools.

ISQ provides strong and effective representation and advocacy by:

  • developing and maintaining constructive working partnerships with state and federal Education Ministers, their staff and senior departmental officers
  • working collaboratively with the peak national body representing independent schools, Independent Schools Council of Australia, and other state and territory-based independent school associations
  • representing the interests of independent schools on a large range of boards, committees and advisory groups
  • lodging submissions on government policy or funding proposals which may impact independent schools
  • commissioning quality research, data and policy analysis to lead and inform policy debates and discussions
  • working collaboratively with key state bodies across all schooling sectors
  • providing a strong representative voice for independent schools in traditional and social media.

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Upcoming Events

ISQ Briefings - April 2018 edition

24 April 2018 - In the April edition of Briefings, ISQ Executive Director David Robertson  responds to continuing divisive media coverage on school funding, while ISQ Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise writes about recent discoveries around school pedagogical practices for high achievement.

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ISQ Hosts Federal Education Minister

17 April 2018 - ISQ was pleased to host Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham who updated independent and Catholic school leaders on the progress of key national education reform initiatives at a forum at ISQ's Professional Learning Centre.

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Schools Reinvest Surplus Funds

12 April 2018 - Grammar schools, like all independent schools, are not-for-profit institutions, which means all funds must be used to fulfil and further their education mission to students.

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