Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) respectfully acknowledges past and present traditional owners. ISQ also acknowledges the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Indigenous Australians to the education of all children and people in this country that we all live in and share together.
Diversity is one of the key strengths of Queensland’s independent schooling sector. Learn more about how Queensland’s independent schools are implementing a range of strategies to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and to foster greater understanding and respect for Indigenous peoples and cultures.
ISQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education brochure
ISQ provides targeted Indigenous education support to member schools through the Federal Government’s Reform Support Fund. This support focuses on:
- student learning
- incorporating Indigenous perspectives into education programs
- school leadership and whole-school planning
- school improvement
- developing Indigenous teacher aides, teachers and emerging leaders
- cultural awareness
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Vocational Education and Training (VET)
- professional learning events and online resources.
Latest News & Events
ISQ Briefings - Challenges facing the indpendent sector
29 October 2019 - Executive Director David Robertson looks at the sector's challenges, while Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead examines the research about the benefits of music to student learning outcomes.Read more
Financial Education Aid to Flow to Drought-Impacted Independent School Communities
7 November 2019 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector has welcomed $10 million in federal Special Circumstances education funding to assist non-government school communities impacted by the nation’s record-breaking drought.Read more