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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.

Read more about ISQ’s advocacy and representation initiatives:

Upcoming Events

Re-engaging students in education

22 June 2018 - Young people who have disengaged from mainstream education now represent 1 in every 80 students enrolled at Queensland independent schools, contradicting a common public perception that the sector only caters for the privileged.

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Economic factors influencing the sector

19 June 2018 - This issue of Briefings looks at the economic factors influencing the health of the independent schooling sector and examines Cognitive Load Theory and the learning limits of students. 

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ISQ responds to Qld Budget

12 June 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland has welcomed the record allocation of $98.4m to support capital works in non-state schools in the 2018-19 Queensland Budget handed down today.

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