Sector issues & research
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) engages in dialogue, discussion and debate on a myriad of issues that affect or are likely to impact the independent schooling sector.
ISQ’s flagship research program Our Schools – Our Future, explores key issues and trends that influence and shape schooling, particularly independent schooling, in Queensland or that have the potential to disrupt it in the future. Regular reports are published as part of this program to promote and lead informed public policy debate on current and future opportunities and challenges.
Independent Schools Queensland also provides support to member schools, regarding national research. Recently, support has been provided for the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
At the national level, the Australian representative body for independent schools, the Independent Schools Council of Australia, issues Independent Updates to keep independent schools in touch with current issues dominating the national education agenda.
ISQ advocates on a broad range of matters. There are several key issues that require the organisation’s ongoing consideration and advocacy based on their potential impact and complexity. Currently, these are: infrastructure planning; funding; and What Parents Want.
Latest News & Events
Renewed National Narrative for Schooling Welcomed by Independent Schools
12 December 2019 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector has welcomed the release of a renewed national narrative for schooling, committing to work in partnership with all sectors and communities to achieve the vision for Australia’s education future.Find out more
Queensland Set to Usher in Extraordinary School Year
January 2020 - 2020 will be an extraordinary year for school education in Queensland with enrolments set to spike and Year 12s to sit external assessments for the first time in almost 50 years.Read more