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 As a sector independent schools are diverse in nature, they provide for students of all abilities-including an increasing number of students with special needs-from all social and ethnic backgrounds. They provide quality schooling for a wide range of communities, including some of Western Australia's most remote and disadvantaged Indigenous communities, communities in regional towns and cities and diverse communities in Perth.

Many independent schools espouse a religious or values-based education, while others promote a particular educational philosophy. The table below provides a picture of the diversity of the membership of the Association.

Type of School

No.  

Aboriginal Independent Community Schools 

14

Adventist Christian Schools 

7

Anglican 

20

Baptist 

8

Catholic 

8

Christian Schools Australia 

14

Christian Education National

13

Free Reformed Church

 6

Greek Orthodox 

1

Islamic 

3

Jewish 

1

Lutheran 

3

Montessori 

12

Rudolf Steiner 

5

Uniting 

8

   


* Some schools are members of more than one group, for example, some Aboriginal Community Schools are members of the Christian Schools Australia grouping.

* Not all member schools have a designated affiliation with a faith, philosophy or grouping of schools

 

A Snapshot of AISWA Membership

AISWA has about 150 member schools that enrol some 72,000 students; accounting for 16% of Western Australian school enrolments.

Enrolments

2010  

 

AISWA MEMBER Primary (K-7)

36,456

SCHOOLS Secondary

35,694

ENROLMENTS Total

72,150

(Source: Department of Education)

 

School Structure

 

Type of School

No.

Primary
Secondary
Composite
           Total

43
12
94
149

Metropolitan
Rural
Remote
           Total

110
23
16
149

Boys:
          Secondary
          Composite
           Total


3
7
10

Girls:
          Secondary
          Composite
           Total


3
7
10

Co-Educational:
          Primary
          Secondary
          Composite
           Total


43
6
80
129


Schools commencing at Kindergarten


110


Schools commencing at Pre-Primary

6


Boarding Schools

23

 

 

2013 ISCA 'Snapshot'

This ISCA publication contains information on Independent School funding and enrolments in Australia.  To view the ISCA 'Snapshot' - Click here

Additional ISCA publications can be acdessed via the ISCA website:  www.isca.edu.au