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New Schools & Campuses
The number of school-aged children in Queensland has been forecast to increase from around 800,000 in 2016 to nearly 1.1 million in 2036 (according to Queensland Treasury’s Median Series Projections). Capacity will need to be increased to cater for an estimated additional 263,000 students over this 20-year period (or 13,000 extra students each year).
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides vital advice and resources for setting up a new school, or adding a campus to an existing school, including:
- the steps involved in setting up a new independent school or campus
- the approvals you need to operate
- how to apply for accreditation
- government funding
- school management issues, including industrial relations, and professional development for school leaders and staff.
A subsidiary company of ISQ, the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (QISBGA) administers Australian and Queensland government capital funding for independent schools.
New Schools Resource
Detailed information you should consider if you are thinking about opening a new school or campus.
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Potential School Sites
Useful information and resources to help anyone researching where to place a new school or campus.
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Latest News & Events
ISQ Big Ideas Summit
29 July 2019 - Queensland independent schools are showcasing how education is being disrupted and classroom practice transformed at a major curriculum innovation summit today.
ISQ Briefings - July 2019
23 July 2019 - Executive Director David Robertson looks at the intent and relevance of a declaration (such as the Melbourne Declaration) for schooling, while Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead and Design & Creative Sarah Heath examine design thinking as a solution to the 'wicked problem' of school education.