Talking about education
Independent schooling is about choice, continuing improvement in teaching, better outcomes for students and high quality leadership. Member Schools work within federal and state government regulations, guidelines and funding requirements. We speak up publicly for our sector and ensure that parents have the information that they and their children need for safe, happy and fulfilling schooling.
Independent schools are implementing the Australian curriculum from 2013. Some are using AusVELS as their curriculum framework. All schools are required to offer curriculum in the eight learning areas specified in the Melbourne Declaration. Independent schools meet and, more often than not, exceed required minimum standards set by government educational authorities.
Find out more about curriculum.
Australian curriculum | National initiatives | Professional learning | Student reporting | VELS
High-quality preschool and early years learning programs enhance children's all round cognitive, language and social development and have a significant impact on health and wellbeing. Research indicates that learning which takes place before children turn seven is critical – the first seven years of a child’s life is a time for building knowledge.
See the latest early years information.
Curriculum | For educators | Health and inclusion | For parents | Regulations
Facts, figures and funding
It is widely accepted that Australia must invest more funds in education – a fact reinforced by the Review of Funding for Schooling. It is also clear that parents are willing to spend their own money on their children’s education, even at the cost of going without luxuries. Independent Schools Victoria campaigns for fair funding for all students – those attending non-government or government schools.
Find out more about facts figures and funding.
BER | Funding facts | Funding principles | Funding Review | School fees | School and student numbers
Flooded with news from all sources – print, radio, TV and online? Too little time to look for information about education? We make it easier with a daily summary, weekly briefing and media releases. It might not be all the news that is fit to print, but it provides a fair idea of what is happening in education.
Media releases | Weekly briefing | Patsy's paper round | Submissions
Families looking for the best educational options will be researching school information. After digesting these pages, contact the selected school or schools
– they will be pleased to provide any additional information required.
Boarding | Complaints | Early learning | Fees and costs | Member School details | Overseas students | Scholarships | Students with special needs
The school locator and the Member School data base provide a dual service. Entering a school name, shows its location on the map. Entering a suburb provides a list of schools in that area and marks them on the map.
To find a school that meets specific criteria go to the Member School data base and enter the search requirements.
Start using the school locator.