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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

Re-thinking Parent Engagement

9 September 2019 - From electronic video newsletters for boarding parents, to “blossom bags” with home-based literacy activities for Prep and Kindergarten parents, Queensland independent schools are adopting new approaches to link school and home.

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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.

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