Queensland independent schools operate in accordance with legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks set and overseen by the Australian and Queensland governments.
It is critical, that as the key advocate for independent schools, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), engages strongly with government ministers and their departments to safeguard the autonomy of independent schools while advocating for continuous improvement and reform in key areas of school education policy and operations.
ISQ maintains a strong voice and a seat at the table of more than 140 federal, state and local boards, councils, advisory groups and committees, as detailed in the latest ISQ Annual Report. This representation ensures the needs and interests of independent schools are well represented while also giving ISQ advance notice of any significant reform proposals or changes that could impact member schools.
Submissions and research
ISQ makes formal submissions on significant education policy reform proposals or reviews. These submissions are informed by the sector and backed by ISQ-commissioned research, data and policy analysis, including through ISQ’s Our Schools – Our Future research program.
ISQ keeps Queensland independent schools well informed of its advocacy work and government announcements and updates through publications including executive memos, Briefings, weekly information updates and social media channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
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