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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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Upcoming Events

Funding Certainty for Schools

20 September 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland says the school funding package announced by the Australian Government today provides vital short-term funding certainty for independent schools and also outlines a roadmap for the future.

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Celebrating the Sector's First HALTs

7 September 2018 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector last night celebrated the accomplishments of 25 exceptional educators who have confirmed their places among the nation’s top guns of teaching.

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The impact of the Parental Income Tax measure

16 October 2018 - ISQ ED David Robertson discusses the potential impact of the Parental Income Tax (PIT) measure on funding for the sector. Meanwhile ISQ Director (Strategic Relations), Shari Armistead, together with Senior Advisor (Public Affairs), Justine Nolan examines the power of parental engagement in educational performance.

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