Independent Schools Victoria answers media inquiries, issues media releases, letters to the editor and other media statements and assists Member Schools with media issues.
The Chief Executive, Michelle Green is the spokesperson for Independent Schools Victoria and appears in print and on radio and television.
Media seeking comments from Michelle Green should ring Tom Hyland on (03) 9825 7217 or on 0417 562 924.
Independent Schools Victoria publishes a range of background information as Fact Sheets and other documents.
Independent Schools Victoria will list media releases from other organisations when it is appropriate.
Current Media Releases
2017 Media Releases
14 November 2017
Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive, Ms Michelle Green, today accused representatives of Catholic education of waging an ill-informed and divisive campaign against Independent schools.
10 October 2017
Independent Schools Victoria today flatly rejected claims that Independent schools are inflating data on students with disability to gain additional government funding.
23 June 2017
Independent Schools Victoria today welcomed the passage by Parliament of the Australian Government’s Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017.
22 May 2017
The Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria, Ms Michelle Green, has written to all Federal Members of Parliament and Senators, expressing concern about the devisive tone emerging in the school funding debate.
3 May 2017
Independent Schools Victorian today welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of more funds for school education.
26 April 2017
Independent Schools Victorian Chief Executive, Michelle Green, has expressed concern about the lack of clarity surrounding future Australian Government funding for schools
16 March 2017
Chief Executive, Michelle Green, writes to the editor of The Age.
24 January 2017
New Independent schools break barriers for students in need.
2016 Media Releases
1 December 2016
New research involving Cambridge University experts has confirmed the value of surveys run by Independent Schools Victoria to help schools assess their performance and devise improvements.
27 September 2016
Independent Schools Victoria today called for predictable long-term funding for all schools so that they can plan for the education and welfare of students.
17 August 2016
Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive, Michelle Green, says that a predatory internet site exposes the need for a community-wide response to abusive attitudes towards women and girls.
22 July 2016
Independent Schools Victoria has welcomed the reappointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as Australian Minister for Education and Training, and reiterated its commitment to working with the new government as it implements its education policy.
18 July 2016
Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive Michelle Green has appealed for balance and fairness in media reporting of education issues, after a misleading report about a Melbourne Independent school.
30 June 2016
Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive, Michelle Green, has called for certainty and clarity in education policy, while committing to work with whichever party wins Saturday’s election.
29 June 2016
Dr Anne Waterhouse – a medical practitioner with extensive experience in schools governance – has been elected chair of the board of Independent Schools Victoria.
24 June 2016
Two former principals and a serving principal from the Independent education sector have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List.
6 June 2016
Independent schools students, teachers and leaders will be given exciting opportunities to further develop their understanding of Asia.
1 June 2016
The central role of the arts in the education of Victoria’s students will be celebrated in a five-day arts festival in 2017.
9 March 2016
Independent Schools Victoria is working with the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training to improve the department’s administration of grants to Independent schools
17 February 2016
Independent Schools Victoria has dismissed as flawed and misleading a report by Save Our Schools, a small activist group that opposes government funding to non-government schools.
1 December 2015
Independent Schools Victoria is concerned that a new report with the stated aim of informing public discussion about the school education system instead risks entrenching misconceptions and divisions
14 April 2015
Independent Schools Victoria welcomes the recent release of research into the contributors to the educational development of children, but is disappointed at the media focus on school sector as the key criteria of concern.
5 March 2015
Independent Schools Victoria welcomes research showing that many parents are using My School as a ‘starting point’ when making a decision about the education of their children.
5 December 2014
Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria, responds to a request from Australian Teacher Magazine to contribute to its 2014 Education Report Card.