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Advocacy & Representation

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides a united and powerful voice for more than 200 independent and member schools in Queensland.

ISQ not only represents and promotes the unique needs of independent schools, but also advocates strongly for maintaining their autonomy and supporting parent choice in education through school diversity. In times of policy and funding reform, ISQ is a persuasive champion for the interests and needs of independent schools.

ISQ provides strong and effective representation and advocacy by:

  • developing and maintaining constructive working partnerships with state and federal Education Ministers, their staff and senior departmental officers
  • working collaboratively with the peak national body representing independent schools, Independent Schools Council of Australia, and other state and territory-based independent school associations
  • representing the interests of independent schools on a large range of boards, committees and advisory groups
  • lodging submissions on government policy or funding proposals which may impact independent schools
  • commissioning quality research, data and policy analysis to lead and inform policy debates and discussions
  • working collaboratively with key state bodies across all schooling sectors
  • providing a strong representative voice for independent schools in traditional and social media.

Read more about ISQ’s advocacy and representation initiatives:

Latest News

School Culture, Success and Sustainability

September 2017 - In this edition of Briefings ISQ Deputy ED Helen Coyer writes about school culture, success and sustainability, while Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise focuses on wellbeing and educational Leadership in her research feature.

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Qld Year 12s Encouraged to Face Annual QCS Test with Confidence

29 August 2017 - About 30,000 Queensland Year 12s will sit the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test over two days starting from today (Tuesday 29 August).

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Cost to Maintain School Choice: $1.2 Billion by 2036

17 August 2017 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector will need 21 new Prep-Year 12 schools and 825 extra classrooms in existing schools to accommodate an additional 46,600 school-aged children by 2036, a new research report reveals.

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