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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

Back to School 2021

Queensland independent schools are expected to welcome about 130,000 new and returning domestic students in 2021. Four new independent schools and three new campuses have also been approved to open in Term 1, 2021.

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New Federal Education Minister Announced

18 December 2020 - Independent Schools Queensland today thanked outgoing Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan for his political leadership of the education portfolio over the past three years while also welcoming Alan Tudge to the role.

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ISQ Briefings, Nov/Dec 2020

In the final issue of Briefings for the year, Executive Director David Robertson looks back at the challenges and achievements in 2020, discussing the impact of home learning, new funding legislation and the introduction of external exams for Year 12 students. Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead presents research on transformational and transactional leadership in times of change.

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