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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

10

Christian Schools Australia

14

Christian Education National

13

Free Reformed Church

 6

Greek Orthodox

1

Islamic

4

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 155 member schools that enrol over 82,000 students; accounting for approximately 16% of Western Australian school enrolments.

Enrolments

As at August Census 2014  

 

AISWA MEMBER SCHOOLS Primary (K-6)

34,456

  Secondary

48,098

ENROLMENTS Total

82,554

(Source: Department of Education 2014 August Census)

 

School Structure

 

Type of School

No.

Primary
Secondary
Composite
           Total

42
11
103
156

Metropolitan
Country
Remote
           Total

110
30
16
156

Boys:
          Secondary
          Composite
          Total


1
6
7

Girls:
          Secondary
          Composite
          Total


3
7
10

Co-Educational:
          Primary
          Secondary
          Composite
          Total


42
11
86
139


Schools commencing at Kindergarten


122


Schools commencing at Pre-Primary
 

7


Boarding Schools
 

23

 

 

ISCA 'Snapshot'

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

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



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