Independent Schools Queensland Independent Schools Queensland

Start of Content

Briefings

Briefings is an Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) publication providing thought leadership for the independent schooling sector.

Each edition of Briefings includes an opinion article from the Executive Director and a research feature from a senior ISQ staff member.

Volume 22, 2018

  • Issue 2 - March: Independent Schools are More Accountable Than Ever / The Fuss About Needs-Based School Funding
  • Issue 1 - January/February: Commentary on Schooling on the Wrong Track / Comparative Judgement: An Option for Reducing Marking Loads

Volume 21, 2017

  • Issue 10 - November/December: Families From all Income Levels Choose Independent Schools / School Leadership and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Issue 9 - October: Addressing School Infrastructure Needs / Using Video for Coaching and Branding
  • Issue 8 - September: School Culture, Success and Sustainability / Wellbeing and Educational Leadership
  • Issue 7 - August: Non-State Schools Accreditation - A New Act for Queensland / Social Media Integration into School Emergency Managment Planning
  • Issue 6 - July: Commonwealth's Role in Schools Continues to Strengthen / It's Time to be Critical about Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Issue 5 - June: Continuing the Reform Agenda / The trouble with Professional Learning Communities: Avoiding Roadblocks in Teacher Collaboration
  • Issue 4 - May: Schools Funding - Politics vs Policy
  • Issue 3 - April:  Supporting Students with Disability / Why and How Schools Need to Act on Parental Choice Research  
  • Issue 2 - March: National Education Reforms / When Best Laid Plans Go Awry, Change Fatigue: Symptoms and Solutions 
  • Issue 1 - January/February: The facts on school fees / Evaluation and Education: Measuring what Matters

Volume 20, 2016 

  • Issue 10 -November/December: Reflections on 2016: Challenges and Optimism for 2017 / A review of frameworks for technology integration and their impact on teaching and learning
  • Issue 9 - October: Schools Funding Debate: Careful Language Required / Leading Thinking to Manage Change
  • Issue 8 - September: It’s a Small World / A review of global policy and educational trends for technology integration in classrooms
  • Issue 7 - August: A New Federal Schools Funding Model - Challenges and Opportunites for the Coalition / Evidence and Quality Teaching
  • Issue 6 - July: The Prep Half Cohort – Getting Closer to Graduating / Teachers Leading Research in Best Practice Pedagogy
  • Issue 5 - June: Hopefully, a Final Word on "Gonski" / Building Leadership Culture in Schools
  • Issue 4 - May: The 2016/17 Federal Budget / Online Assessment and its Potential Impact on Student Results
  • Issue 3 - April: Taking the Good School Governance Pledge / Leading Innovation and Change
  • Issue 2 - March: Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Queensland Economy / Coaching as an implementation process for school improvement agendas
  • Issue 1 - January/February: It's an Election Year / Performance and development for school improvement

 

Upcoming Events

ISQ Hosts Federal Education Minister

17 April 2018 - ISQ was pleased to host Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham who updated independent and Catholic school leaders on the progress of key national education reform initiatives at a forum at ISQ's Professional Learning Centre.

Read more

Transition Funding Support Normal

13 April 2018 - Attacks on independent schools receiving Australian Government support to help them transition to the nation’s new federal schools funding system are unwarranted, according to Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ).

Find out more

Schools Reinvest Surplus Funds

12 April 2018 - Grammar schools, like all independent schools, are not-for-profit institutions, which means all funds must be used to fulfil and further their education mission to students.

Find out more