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.
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Latest News & Events
Renewed National Narrative for Schooling Welcomed by Independent Schools
12 December 2019 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector has welcomed the release of a renewed national narrative for schooling, committing to work in partnership with all sectors and communities to achieve the vision for Australia’s education future.Find out more
Queensland Set to Usher in Extraordinary School Year
January 2020 - 2020 will be an extraordinary year for school education in Queensland with enrolments set to spike and Year 12s to sit external assessments for the first time in almost 50 years.Read more