The Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) leads, supports, represents and advocates for the independent sector in South Australia to enhance the success, sustainability and strength of its member schools. Established in 1975 with 14 members it now represents 100% of the independent (non-Catholic, non-Government) schools in SA. The AISSA is the peak body for the Independent school sector in South Australia and is a member of Independent Schools Australia which represents independent schools nation-wide. The AISSA provides a forum for debate on significant policy issues and plays a leadership role in providing advice and information, representing individual schools and the sector.
Across all of its activities, the AISSA is guided by:
- a commitment to the independence of member schools to develop in ways that embody their individual philosophies
- a belief that the Independent sector offers genuine diversity that ensures parents have real choice in selecting their children’s schooling
- a commitment to integrity, excellence and expertise.
For more information about the AISSA’s purpose and priorities please see the AISSA Strategic Intentions.
The AISSA Board
The AISSA Board is a representative Board focused on strategic/policy issues and strategies of significance to member schools and also attends to its role as a governing body. The AISSA Board members are as follows:
Governors of Member Schools
Ms Kymberley Lawrence – Annesley Junior School
Ms Peta St Clair – St Andrew’s School
Mr Ben Stratton – Hills Christian Community School
One position vacant
Principals of Member Schools
Mr Paul Weinert – Concordia College
Ms Helen Finlay – St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School
Mr Marcel Rijken – Temple Christian College
Mr Dominic Hopps – Hope Christian College (AISSA Board Chair)
One person employed by a Member with responsibilities which include the overall financial management of the Member
Group of “up to four (4) other persons”
Mr Craig Fielke – Executive Director, Lutheran Education SA, NT & WA
Ms Shannon Warren – Principal, Woodcroft College (AISSA Board Deputy Chair)
Mr Michael Potter – Head of Schools, Tyndale Christian School
Uncle John Lochowiak
Mrs Anne Dunstan – Chief Executive
Ms Lynn Carter – Minute Secretary
Board Election E2022-237
The AEC’s Post Election Report is available to members on request. Please contact the AISSA office if you would like a copy.
Customer Service Standards and Grievance Policy
To contact AISSA Chief Executive, Anne Dunstan, please call (08) 8179 1400. To contact AISSA Board Chair, Dominic Hopps, please call (08) 8287 1111.
Choice and Affordability Fund
Non-Government Reform Support Fund