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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.


     

 

ISQ's role

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

Government funding

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

School's in for Queensland Students

24 May 2020 - After five weeks of home-based learning Queensland Years 2-10 students will tomorrow (Monday 25 May) join their younger and older peers in the classroom as the state resumes on-campus learning for all students.

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ISQ Briefings, June 2020

The latest analysis of independent schools' significant contribution to the state's economy, and 'antifragility' as a concept to help schools find a strategic pathway for future extreme events.

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