The Queensland Government is committed to giving state schools greater autonomy in decision making, cutting red tape and removing layers of management to improve outcomes for students.
Over the next four years, 120 Independent Public Schools will be rolled out across the state, with the first Independent Public Schools to commence in 2013.
Following an Expression of Interest process, 26 schools were selected to become Independent Public Schools in 2013. They are:
Banksia Beach SS
Calamvale Community College
Cleveland District SHS
Darling Point Special School
Mango Hill SS
Mountain Creek SHS
Murrumba State Secondary College
Narangba Valley SHS
Noosa District SHS
Palm Beach Currumbin SHS
Peregian Springs SS
Tagai State College
Tallebudgera Outdoor Education School
Queensland state schools already have a good deal of autonomy.
Independent Public Schools will have even more opportunities to cater to the needs and expectations of their local community by working closely with their school council.
Independent Public Schools will benefit from:
Queensland Independent Public Schools will continue to remain part of the state's strong public schooling system.
They will have access to the same support as other Queensland state schools and maintain the same core values.
The Government will provide a one-off $50 000 grant to assist schools transition to becoming an Independent Public School and the establishment of their school council.
Ongoing funding will also be available each year to cover administration costs.
Independent Public Schools will have greater freedom to shape their own strategic direction and make decisions which will directly benefit their students.
They will have the ability to work directly with local businesses, industry and community organisations.
This new way of working could lead to unique and innovative partnerships and sponsorships, providing extra support for students, schools and the local community.
Schools also have greater flexibility to tailor the curriculum to directly suit the needs of their students.
This tailor-made approach will mean students may benefit from opportunities such as International Baccalaureate, extracurricular and gateway programs or access to centres of excellence.
For more information about the Independent Public Schools initiative please read the following documents:
This page was last reviewed on 19 Sep 2012 at 01:32PM