2016 Media Centre

Media Releases

December

16 December 2016 - One More Sleep Until OPs and Senior Results Released
13 December 2016 - National Report Confirms Lift in Long-term NAPLAN Results in Qld
02 December 2016 - Curtain Closing on 2016 School Year for Independent Schools

November

23 November 2016 - Curriculum Needs to Fast Forward to the Future: Discussion Paper
17 November 2016 - Final Bell Set to Ring for Graduating Class of 2016

October

18 October 2016 - Senior Schooling Reforms to Commence with Year 11s in 2019
13 October 2016 - Independent School Boards Urged to Prepare for Education “Disruptors”

September

13 September 2016 - Constructive Ideas Not Divisive Attacks Should Feature in Future School Funding Debate

August

29 August 2016 - Testing Times for Queensland Year 12s
22 August 2016 - School Education Reforms on the Agenda for Townsville Independent School Leaders
22 August 2016 - Cairns Independent School Leaders Briefed on the State of Play in School Education 
12 August 2016 - School Policy Reform Update for Rockhampton Independent School Leaders
11 August 2016 - Fraser Coast & Bundaberg Independent School Leaders Discuss Key Education Issues
09 August 2016 - Key Education Issues Headline Meeting of Mackay Independent School Leaders
05 August 2016 - Toowoomba Independent School Leaders Discuss Current Education Landscape
05 August 2016 - Big Education Issues on the Agenda at Briefing of Ipswich Independent School Leaders
03 August 2016 - Gold Coast Growth Leads Forum Discussion with Independent School Leaders
03 August 2016 - Education Reforms Pay Dividends – Good News in Queensland’s 2016 NAPLAN Results
02 August 2016 - Sunshine Coast Independent School Leaders Briefed on State of Play in Education

July

28 July 2016 - Year 10s Face the Future with Big Decisions to Make About Senior Subjects
26 July 2016 - Queensland’s Commitment to Core Australian Curriculum Welcomed by ISQ
18 July 2016 - Independent Schools Look Forward to Policy Stability & Funding Certainty Under Minister Birmingham

June

24 June 2016 - Call for Review of School Funding Impacts on Anniversary of Australian Education Act
17 June 2016 - Federal Candidates Asked to Maintain Support for Parent Choice in Education
14 June 2016 - Budget Confirms Continued State Government Support for Independent Schools
10 June 2016 - School Boards Face Similar Governance Challenges as the Corporate World
07 June 2016 - Future Commonwealth Government Must Support Innovation Inside the School Gate 
01 June 2016 - Parents Should Be Supported Not Criticised for their School Choice

May

31 May 2016 - Demand for Alternative Education Services for Disengaged Youth Grows in Independent Sector
18 May 2016 - School Open Days Leave Lasting Impression on Parents
12 May 2016 - New Legislation Delivers Consistent Approach to School Planning
04 May 2016 - Federal Budget Confirms Extra Funding for Schools and Students with Disability
01 May 2016 - Queensland Independent Schools Welcome 2016/17 School Funding Budget Announcements

April

28 April 2016 - Students Must Sit in the Driver’s Seat of Their Own Learning: US Education Expert

March

22 March 2016 - All School Sectors Need to Work Together for Best Outcomes for Senior Students
18 March 2016 - Independent Schools Unite to Take a Stand Against Bullying
10 March 2016 - Independent Schools Inject $4.1 Billion and 31,000 Jobs into Queensland Economy: New Report

February 

26 February 2016 - Queensland Students Prepare to Sit Scholarship Exams
21 February 2016 - Statewide Report Card on Year 12 Results Released
20 February 2016 - Year 12 Independent School Graduates Feature Strongly in Academic Awards
12 February 2016 - Darling Downs Schools Unite to Strengthen Indigenous Education in their Region
05 February 2016 - Queensland Non-Government Schools Keep Students Engaged in Education
01 February 2016 - New Report Challenges Common School Sector Stereotypes

January 

28 January 2016 - Independent Schools Queensland Welcomes ALP's Commitment to Education Funding 
25 January 2016 - Independent Schools Set to Welcome about 120,000 students 
24 January 2016 - Independent Schools Endorse Compulsory Prep Year

Opinion Articles

05 Oct 2016 - The Courier-Mail: Dual education system vital to offer choices for families
07 Sept 2016 - On Line Opinion: A New Federal Schools Funding Model: Challenges and Opportunities for the Coalition
22 June 2016 - On Line Opinion: Hopefully a Final Word on “Gonski”
27 May 2016 - On Line Opinion: Look Beyond the Dollars Promised to Schools
11 April 2016 - The Courier-Mail: Non-State Pupils Deserve Help Too
15 March 2016 - On Line Opinion: The Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Queensland Economy
17 Aug 2015 - The Courier-Mail Online: GST Should Not be Applied to the Cost of Education

Letters to the Editor

20 Jan 2016 - The Courier Mail re School Fees Don't Add Up