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Media Release: Independent school representatives meet Prime Minister on school funding concerns

Representatives of Independent Schools Victoria, the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, and the Association of Independent Schools of SA, along with representatives of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, today met the Prime Minister and the Minister for Education. We welcome the Prime Minister’s willingness to meet us, and we are keen to work with him and Senator Birmingham to seek an enduring resolution of the funding issue. It was a productive meeting, in which we told the Prime Minister of our concerns about the implications of the recommendations of the National School Resourcing Board, which are causing uncertainty and disruption for many schools.

Read the full statement here:

Independent school representatives meet Prime Minister on school funding concerns


Carolyn Grantskalns – 08 8179 1400

AISSA Bulletin No 5: 6 August 2018

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AISSA Bulletin No 5: 6 August 2018

AISSA Media Statement: Release of the NSRB Review of Socio-economic Score (SES) Methodology Final Report

Any funding changes must be rigorously tested

The Association of Independent Schools of SA considers that any significant changes to the funding of non-government schools must be subjected to significant trials to ensure that the changes work for each and every school.

Read the full statement here:

AISSA response to SES funding review 6 July 2018


Carolyn Grantskalns – 08 8179 1400


AISSA is moving!

Please note that our offices at 277, 301 and 303 Unley Road will be closed permanently from Thursday 19 July. We will commence at our new office, at 128 Greenhill Road, Unley, on Monday 23 July. Staff can be contacted via email on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July.

AISSA Bulletin No 4: 2 July 2018

The latest AISSA Bulletin is available here. Key items include the Review of the SES, 2018 SEA and DLBOTE update for recurrent funding, State Government funding, and the AISSA’s move to 128 Greenhill Road. The Bulletin also contains an updated link to the ISCA & AHISA Joint Education Forum, A National Perspective, which will be held Monday 20 August 2018.

Meningococcal B Carriage Study

The Men B Study Team will be holding catch-up clinics at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for students which were unable to attend their school’s immunisation provider’s scheduled visit on the following dates:

  • Thurs 5th July (3.30 pm-7.00 pm)
  • Friday 13th July (3.30 pm-7.00 pm)

Location: Paediatric Outpatients Department. Level 1, entrance via Kermode Street.


Those who wish to take advantage of the catch-up clinic should contact Philippa Rokkas (Ph +61 8 8161 8117) specifying the date and a time they wish to attend. The student’s name and date of birth and school attended/ing should be included in the reply.

Industry Priority Qualifications 2018 Survey

The Training and Skills Commission is inviting Independent schools to respond to the Industry Priority Qualifications 2018 survey. The survey will inform the Training and Skills Commission’s independent advice to the Minister, and is one of the inputs into the Government’s skills investment plan.

The survey should take 10-15 minutes and closes 15 July 2018.

2018 ISCA AHISA Education Forum: “A National Perspective”

Monday 20 August 2018, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra


Registration information is now available for the Forum which will feature presentations from education specialists, national political leaders, including Senator, the Hon Simon Birmingham, the Hon Bill Shorten, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, and Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, and other thought leaders.

AISSA Bulletin No 3: 24 May 2018

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AISSA Bulletin No 3

Federal Budget 2018-19: ABSTUDY

In addition to the education measures announced in the 2018-19 Budget, a further Budget measure affecting school students in receipt of ABSTUDY was announced in the Social Services portfolio. The Government will provide $38.1 million over five years from 2017-18 for reforms to ABSTUDY for secondary school students. Further information is available in the Fact Sheet.