News of interest

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

 News Articles

  • Fire safety poster competition

    ​Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 across NSW are encouraged to enter the Be a Brigade Kids Champion Competition and submit a poster that communicates one of three key fire safety messages:

    • Practice your Escape Plan and have a Safe Meeting Place
    • Get Down Low, and Go, Go, Go
    • Call Triple Zero (000) in the case of a fire.


    The judging panel will consist of representatives from AISNSW, NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Commission of NSW, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the Hi-5 crew, LEGO, Scholastic, and the FRNSW Commissioner.


    Prizes include an Xbox One Minecraft Bundle and LEGO City packs. Winners will also be awarded with fire safety certificates, and the schools of winning entrants will also receive Scholastic prize packs.


    Entries close 23rd April 2017.

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  • NSW Premier’s Scholarship 2017

    Applications are invited from teachers in NSW government, Catholic and independent schools for the 2017 Premier's Teacher Scholarships to undertake a five week study tour in one of the 24 available scholarship categories. Further details about the application process and examples of previous successful applications are available on the website. Applications close on Friday 5 May 2017. What a wonderful opportunity! A flyer is attached with further information.

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  • 2017 PL Suite of Offerings Primary eBook

    The 2017 Professional Learning Suite of Offerings are available in eBook format enabling school staff to easily find courses of relevance to them. Click on the following eBook primary offerings.

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  • 2017 PL Suite of Offerings Secondary eBook

    The 2017 Professional Learning Suite of Offerings are available in eBook format enabling school staff to easily find courses of relevance to them. Click on the following eBook secondary offerings.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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