Dialogue. Leading to action for education
Independent Schools Victoria launched the Dialogue Blog in November 2013 to promote the activities and purpose of Independent Schools Victoria and to support and champion our more than 200 members schools.

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A close up of a group of hands meeting in the middleIf you asked me what Independent schools have in common I might mention some shared fundamental foundations – a passion for education and a commitment to independence and the innovation this allows. And, perhaps paradoxically, I’d add another common characteristic – Independent schools are extraordinarily diverse.

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oped_newspaperThere’s a Melbourne school where 60 per cent of the students are in portable classrooms, where there’s no canteen, proper administration building, gymnasium or covered areas where students can gather at lunch or recess.

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Black and White Photo of Victorian Parliament HouseTwo Bills currently before the Victorian Parliament are directly related to religious schools, including members of Independent Schools Victoria (ISV).

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Two hands bracketing a drawing of two young childrenThe 2013 Betrayal of Trust report by a Victorian Parliamentary committee is regarded as a landmark moment, shining a light on the criminal abuse of children by adults charged with their care. Read more…

Student and parent at the Student Art ShowThere’s an assumption in the statement – that creativity is something you’re either born with, or you’re not.  Read more…

A teacher with two studentsAs a new Australian Government takes office, Beth Blackwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), says it’s time to stop treating educators as scapegoats in the debate over education policy. Read more…

School building under constructionIndependent Schools Victoria (ISV) is regularly contacted by journalists seeking comment, information, and answers to questions. Read more…

Black and White image of Muhammad Ali in the 1960sSirius College stresses optimism as one of its core values. But it’s a value that’s challenged at a time of violent prejudice, according to Halid Serdar Takimoglu, Executive Principal of Sirius College. Read more…

Professional looking people in a meetingThere are some things that we instinctively think we know.  For example, parents looking for the right school for their child might decide partly on intangible factors – they might like the ‘feel’ of a school during an open day. Read more…

BallotEducation is a central issue in the campaign for the 2 July 2016 federal election. This is a good thing – good for Australian parents and their children, good for teachers and schools, and good for the future of our nation. Read more…