New Schools & Campuses
The number of school-aged children in Queensland has been forecast to increase from around 800,000 in 2016 to nearly 1.1 million in 2036 (according to Queensland Treasury’s Median Series Projections). Capacity will need to be increased to cater for an estimated additional 263,000 students over this 20-year period (or 13,000 extra students each year).
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides vital advice and resources for setting up a new school, or adding a campus to an existing school, including:
- the steps involved in setting up a new independent school or campus
- the approvals you need to operate
- how to apply for accreditation
- government funding
- school management issues, including industrial relations, and professional development for school leaders and staff.
A subsidiary company of ISQ, the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (QISBGA) administers Australian and Queensland government capital funding for independent schools.
New Schools Resource
Useful information and resources for anyone considering opening a new school or campus.
Potential School Sites
Useful information and resources to help anyone researching where to place a new school or campus.
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11 November 2020 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector today welcomed the reappointment of Grace Grace MP as Queensland Education Minister in a third-term Palaszczuk Government.Find out more
ISQ Briefings, Nov/Dec 2020
In the final issue of Briefings for the year, Executive Director David Robertson looks back at the challenges and achievements in 2020, discussing the impact of home learning, new funding legislation and the introduction of external exams for Year 12 students. Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead presents research on transformational and transactional leadership in times of change.Read more