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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.

Liberal Party 2018 State Election Commitments

Prior to the election the South Australian Liberal Party made a number of commitments in regard to Independent schools.  Read the full statement here:  Liberal Party Non-Government Schools Commitments


AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 April 2018

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AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 April 2018


Report: Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education – Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2018


The Report from the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey has been released and is available along with other information via the Review website. The report makes eleven recommendations and suggests fifty-three actions as examples of how to progress them. The recommendations cover curriculum and assessment, principals and teachers, career education, early childhood and the importance of school readiness, expanding vocational education and training and university opportunities and pathways, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, information and communication technologies, improving the support available to move away from home and the importance of education to improving the economic sustainability of regional areas.


International Experts engaged to work with the schools involved the Student Agency in the Personal and Social Capability Project and the Rudolph Group on Friday 4 May

Charles Leadbeater writer, social innovator, and advisor to the OECD Education 2030.

Mr Leadbeater will facilitate a masterclass discussing notions of student agency, the origins and development of the concept, levels and aspects of agency, and genuine approaches to learning.



Michael Bunce, Head of Faculty for Performing Arts, University of East London will workshop student agency and the development of personal and social capabilities through multidisciplinary approaches to pedagogy and practice. He will utilise active and participatory approaches often reserved for the arts which have applicability  to a wide range of learning areas.


These are outstanding learning opportunities available to our project schools. Thanks to Pembroke School for hosting.

2018 Governance Conference Program Now Available

2018 Governance Conference: The Strategic School Board

Full Conference Program Now Available


The 2018 Governance conference at Pembroke School on Saturday 5 May is fast approaching!

We are thrilled to have secured the services of Mr Charles Leadbeater, international writer and social innovator from the United Kingdom. Mr Leadbeater has been instrumental in shaping the OECD’s 2030 Education Framework and the Learning Compass 2030 which offer a vision and some underpinning principles for the future of education systems. . He will challenge Boards to consider their role in providing the type of education and learning approaches young people will need if they are able to successfully navigate an uncertain, complex and volatile world.

We also extend a warm welcome to Mr Greg Whitby AM, KSG,  Executive Director, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, NSW. He has particular expertise in the way learning environments can support the development of new pedagogies. His keynote address School Learning Space Design – What do Boards Need to Know? will explore the planning and design of modern learning spaces and the ways Boards can ensure there is close alignment between future focused pedagogies and building redevelopments.

Mr Anthony Mackay AM will once again facilitate the conference.

Cost per individual participant is $125 (incl GST). Maximum charge of $1,250 per school.

Register now to attend