News

  • 21
    Jul 2022
    General

    Mask Wearing in Schools

    As endorsed by National Cabinet in adopting a nationally consistent approach, wearing masks indoors is strongly encouraged. AISWA, the Department of Education, and Catholic Education WA have sent a letter to all Western Australian schools to distribute to their parents and carers.
  • 11
    Jul 2022
    General

    Appointment of AISWA Executive Director

    The Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) has announced the appointment of Mr Chris Massey, currently Director of Student Life at The University of Western Australia, as its next Executive Director. Chris will replace Ms Valerie Gould who has held the position since 2008 having joined AISWA in 1997. Mr Massey will commence in his new role on 5 September.
  • 7
    Jul 2022
    General

    Profile of Children and Young People in WA 2022

    Profile of Children and Young People in WA 2022
  • 7
    Jul 2022
    General

    New Gen Z Campaign to Help Tackle Online Abuse

    New Gen Z campaign to help tackle online abuse
  • 21
    Jun 2022
    General

    Boarding School Research

    Boarding schools are a critical component of education in Australia and for many families having children board away from home is the only practical way to access quality learning, social opportunities, and preparation for employment. Boarding schools provide an important educational choice for students and families, with the Independent school sector being the largest provider of boarding in Australia, operating almost 75 per cent of all Australian boarding schools. Analysis commissioned by ISA (Independent Schools Australia) and undertaken by the AEC Group, shows the economic and social benefits of boarding schools to the Australian economy and community are also considerable.
  • 17
    May 2022
    General

    Snapshot of Independent Schools in WA

    This year, Independent Schools Australia (ISA) has developed a version of the national ISA Snapshot that provides an overview of the Independent School sector and highlights key facts and figures relating specifically to WA Independent Schools.
  • 10
    May 2022
    General

    New Australian Curriculum Website Now Live

    New Australian Curriculum website now live
  • 13
    Apr 2022
    General

    New Snapshot of Independent Schools Released

  • 12
    Apr 2022
    General

    Commencement of the Children and Community Services Amendment Act 2021 from 1 May 2022

    The Amendment Act will implement recommendations of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to expand mandatory reporter groups, and the 2017 Statutory Review of the Children and Community Services Act 2004.  

    The changes will strengthen the Children and Community Services Act 2004 to better protect WA’s children from harm as a result of abuse and neglect.  They are also intended to drive improved outcomes for children who are in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, with a particular focus on strengthening connection to family, culture and Country for Aboriginal children in care.
  • 8
    Apr 2022
    Funding

    ISA Overview of 2022 Federal Budget

  • 8
    Apr 2022
    General

    Updated Australian Curriculum

  • 13
    Dec 2021
    Inclusive Education

    The NCCD Evidence Fact Sheet - Now Available

    The NCCD Evidence Fact Sheet seeks to provide guidance to non-government schools and school systems to make the school-wide NCCD administration as streamlined as possible, while ensuring that essential evidence is made available. It provides guidance on what is required, what is not required, and links to useful resources to assist schools to better understand and respond to the evidence requirements for the NCCD.
  • 20
    Oct 2021
    Funding

    AISs and ISA Working to Ensure No School Receives Negative Funding Growth

    The Associations of Independent Schools across Australia and Independent Schools Australia (ISA) have been working with DESE and Minister Tudge’s office on a funding solution that will ensure no school receives negative growth in the move to the DMI model for school funding (so 0% growth) and that any school with fees less than $20,000 and growth of less than 2%, receives 2% growth a year. This request is in addition to the Choice and Affordability Funding where we have already been working with Transition Schools to put in some levels of assistance from 2022.
  • 7
    Oct 2021
    General

    Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) Teacher Survey 2021

    Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) Teacher Survey 2021
  • 5
    Oct 2021
    General

    Study shows high levels of public trust and value for Australian teachers

    Ahead of World Teachers Day, new research from Monash University has found the role of teachers continues to be recognised as important and influential in developing students' social and emotional development - which became even more important during COVID-19 remote learning.
  • 20
    Aug 2021
    Literacy

    ACER Article - Using quality mentor texts to explicitly teach students how to write narratives

    For the last couple of years, Ron Gorman, Deputy Director of AISWA, has been leading the Brightpath: Next Steps team by designing a series of resources that built upon the Brightpath reports and learning progressions. The results and response has been overwhelmingly positive.

    ACER has taken notice and has published an article co-authored by Dr Sandy Heldsinger, Founder and Director of Brightpath Assessments, this article will be sent to 64,000 educators here in Australia and overseas.
  • 17
    Jun 2021
    General

    National Report on Schooling in Australia 2019 Released

    The annual National Report on Schooling in Australia is published by ACARA on behalf of Australian education ministers.
  • 20
    Apr 2021
    Health and Physical Education

    Teaching Australian Students that Respect Matters

    New online resources are now available to help school students learn about safe, healthy and respectful relationships, including issues around consent and peer pressure.
  • 23
    Mar 2021
    General

    Trends in Key Economic Parameters

    ISA has released Trends in Key Economic Parameters.
  • 23
    Mar 2021
    Health and Physical Education, School Psychology Service

    My Health in My Hands

    The Child and Youth Health Network, Department of Health, in partnership with the project’s youth advisory team, are proud to launch My Health in My Hands, an animation that aims to support young people become more independent with their health care.
  • 25
    Feb 2021
    Professional Learning

    AISWA 2021-2022 Services and Program Guide

    AISWA 2021-2022 Services and Program Guide
  • 25
    Feb 2021
    STEM, Future Footprints

    Indigenous Girls STEM Mining and the Lands Camp

    Girls STEM Mining and the Lands Camp – Applications closing 4th March
  • 25
    Feb 2021
    Professional Learning, Health and Physical Education, School Psychology Service

    SDERA – Wraparound Professional Learning Program

    SDERA – Wraparound Professional Learning Program
  • 12
    Feb 2021
    School Psychology Service

    Smiling Mind Regional and Rural Schools Program

    Smiling Mind - Mental Health
  • 6
    Feb 2021
    General, School Psychology Service

    Students and Masks

    Coping with masks