News of interest

​This page will be updated regularly with news items of interest to independent schools.

 News Articles

  • Congratulations to all HSC First in Course recipients

    The Association of Independent Schools of NSW today congratulated all recipients of the 2016 HSC First in Course awards who were acknowledged today by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW at a ceremony in Eveleigh.

  • 2016 HSC results – an education good news story

    2016 HSC results – an education good news story Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, Dr Geoff Newcombe, today congratulated all students who completed their 2016 Higher School Certificate. 

  • New form required from 1st January 2017 for conscientious objectors to vaccination

    ​The current Interim NSW form for conscientious objectors may be used only until 31 December 2016 for enrolling children in ECEC services. This applies to children enrolling in 2016, even if they do not commence in care until 2017.

    A revised Interim NSW Form will replace the current form at the same website link immediately before 1 January 2017 for use in 2017. These interim arrangements will be in place until the Review of the Act has been completed and any associated changes made.

  • AIS 2017 Professional Learning Suite of Offerings Now Available

    ​The 2017 AIS Professional Learning Suite of Offerings is now available under the Courses and Events page. Please click below for a wide range of face to face and online learning opportunities.

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  • Schools critical to a successful Parramatta Road Corridor strategy
  • Removal of requirements for school improvement framework and plans

    ​The Australian Education Regulation 2013 has been amended to remove the requirement for schools to have a school improvement framework and plan by 1 January 2017. While the Act remains unchanged, the new Regulations mean that these requirements no longer apply. 

  • Independent schools critical to the NSW economy - new report

    ​A new study has demonstrated the significant contribution made by Independent schools to the New South Wales economy, contributing over $7.6 billion annually and supporting more than 53,000 jobs each year.

  • AEU analysis of school funding doesn't add up

    The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) today rejected the findings of an analysis of school funding released by the Australian Education Union, saying it lacked credibility and was designed to deliberately mislead the Australian public

  • NSW Independent School students high performers in PISA

    Academic Achievement in NSW Independent Schools, an analysis of the 2012 PISA results, shows that the achievement of NSW independent school students is comparable to those in the best-performing school systems in the world. 

  • Data informed practice

    Research and Data has released its latest edition of The Link ​​​​​which focuses on how to interpret data to make sound decisions on improving student learning, classroom practice and overall wellbeing. 

  • Response to misleading SMH article

    ​AISNSW has responded to the inaccurate and misleading claims in the Sydney Morning Herald about independent school capital projects and funding.

  • AISNSW ELEVATE Program Launch

    The Hon Alex Hawke MP officially launched the AISNSW ELEVATE program on 23rd March 2016 at a function held in conjunction with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and hosted by Minter Ellison.

  • Innovating for Global Excellence

    A new paper commissioned by the AISNSW Institute, Innovating for Global Excellence, makes the case for lifting the performance of our high potential learners through programs like ELEVATE. The research paper is now available.

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  • School Communities Working Together - an awareness package for NSW schools

    ​In November 2015, NSW Premier Mike Baird announced a support package to assist all NSW schools in countering anti-social and extremist behaviour. As part of this support package a range of initiatives designed to build community cohesion and maintain cultural harmony have been introduced.

    For further information or advice about the package, or other support to counter anti-social and extremist behaviour, please contact Robyn Yates, Assistant Deputy Executive Director, Director: Government Education Policy at or by telephone on 02 9299 2845.

  • $20 million Before and After School Care Fund

    Phase 2 grants now available

    The NSW Government has announced the next phase of the $20 million Before and After School Care Fund to help deliver up to 45,000 additional OSHC places. NSW schools and local councils may apply for grants under the Fund which will now also be available to schools wishing to expand existing OSHC services.​