Our Purpose & Team

The Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network is dedicated to giving parents and carers of children attending independent schools:

  • a voice in key education debates
  • a presence at the policy-making tables of State and Federal Governments and peak education bodies; and
  • current information on important sector changes.

We do this by:

  • providing input and feedback into education policy reviews, discussion papers and surveys
  • attending meetings and forums hosted by Governments, education departments and peak education bodies
  • maintaining an easy-to-navigate website with the latest education issues, policy changes and useful school-related information and links.

We also work closely with other representative parent groups to boost school funding and improve outcomes for all students and schools in Queensland.

Our Network respects and reflects the diversity of the independent school sector and supports the right of every parent and carer to choose the best education for his or her child.

You are welcome to print and distribute this brochure, which includes information on the Network as well as how parents can support their child’s learning, to your parent communities or include the PDF link in your school e-newsletter or add it to your school website. (Download)

The Executive Officer

Sue Kloeden - colour photoSue Kloeden is the inaugural Executive Officer of the Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network.

Sue is an experienced educator whose passion for teaching and learning has been the cornerstone of her 33-year career in education.

Sue has four children, all of whom were educated in independent schools, as well as two grandchildren who are continuing the family tradition.

She is committed to growing the Network and building its reputation as a respected contributor to the education sector in Queensland.

Network Reference Group

The Executive Officer is supported in her duties by a Reference Group.

The Reference Group considers current policy issues in the education sector, provides input into topical reviews and promotes parent engagement with the Network.

The Group is comprised of parents of children attending independent schools in city and regional locations and aims to represent the diversity of schools and views within the sector.

The Group attends regular teleconference meetings. Membership of the Group is reviewed annually by the Network Board with nominations invited from parents in the second half of the year.

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