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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 planningfunding; and What Parents Want

Latest News & Events

Students Say 'Bullying No Way'

18 March - Queensland independent school students will unite with students around the state and nation on Friday 19 March to send a powerful message that bullying and violence have no place on the playground or in the community.

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Briefings: Vol 25, Issue 2

In this month's Briefings, ED David Robertson reflects on the resilience of the independent school sector, as we pass the 12-month milestone since schools were closed due to the pandemic. Director (Education Services) Mark Newham and School Services Advisor, Anjulee Singh discuss the importance early childhood development data can make on immediate and long-term student outcomes.

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