Media Releases

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.

2015 Media Releases | 2014 Media Releases | 2013 Media Releases

Current Media Releases

2017 Media Releases

PDFStudent Disability Funding Claims False and Unfair

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.

PDFIndependent Schools Welcome Passage of Funding Reforms

23 June 2017

Independent Schools Victoria today welcomed the passage by Parliament of the Australian Government’s Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017.

PDFA Chance to End the School Funding War

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.

PDFISV Welcomes School Funding Announcement

3 May 2017

Independent Schools Victorian today welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of more funds for school education.

PDFSchool Funding Uncertainty Puts Essential Planning on Hold

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

PDFWhy parents chose Independent schools: The Facts

16 March 2017

Chief Executive, Michelle Green, writes to the editor of The Age.

PDFNew Year, New Schools, New Opportunities

24 January 2017

New Independent schools break barriers for students in need.

2016 Media Releases

PDFLEAD Surveys Show the way Ahead for Better Schools

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.

PDFIndependent Schools Call for Funding Certainty

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.

PDFAbuse Online Behaviour against Girls Requires Community Response

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. 

PDFISV Welcomes New Federal Ministry

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.

PDFA Call for Fair and Balanced Reporting on Education

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.

PDFIndependent Schools Seek Certainty While Promising Cooperation

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.

PDFAnne Waterhouse Elected Chair of Independent Schools Victoria

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.

PDFIndependent  School Leaders in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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.

PDFNew Partnership Helps Independent Schools Engage with Asia

6 June 2016

Independent schools students, teachers and leaders will be given exciting opportunities to further develop their understanding of Asia.

PDFMajor New Arts Education Festival for Victorian Students

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.

PDFIndependent Schools Support Efforts to Improve State Grants Management

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

PDFFlawed ‘Analysis’ Perpetuates School Funding Myths

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.

PDFSeeking Common Ground for the Common Good

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

PDFSchool Choice is a Complex Issue

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.

PDFWhich School? My School Important as ‘Starting Point’

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.

PDFRemembering 2014 and Looking to 2015

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.