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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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Latest News

Schools Need a Long-Term View

Opinion article published in The Courier-Mail on 16 November - TOMORROW more than 50,000 Year 12s graduate. These young people have seen more versions of the iPhone than state elections during their short lives.

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Class of 2017 Set to Graduate

16 November - Tomorrow (Friday, 17 November) marks the final day of school for more than 53,000 Year 12 students.

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Education Must be a Policy Priority in the State Election

30 October 2017 - Education commitments must form a central plank of the state election policy platforms of all parties, according to Independent Schools Queensland.

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