The non-State schooling sector is an important part of the State’s education system, representing diverse educational philosophies, and religious and other organisational affiliations.
The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board works predominantly with governing bodies of non-State schools on aspects of accreditation and funding eligibility.
On 9 January 2022, the Premier of Queensland announced the Government policy decision to delay the formal start of the academic school year. The announced changes are required for state schools in Queensland. All governing bodies are able to determine term dates and school holidays for the non-state schools they operate.
On 21 January 2022, a letter was sent to all governing bodies and schools in relation to the changes to the 2022 Census due to the delayed start of the academic school year.
Student-intake days for new schools, new sites or years of schooling
Non-State schools that are accredited to commence a new school, a new site or a new year of schooling at the beginning of the 2022 school year, and have an approved student-intake day prior to Monday, 7 February 2022 are not required to apply to change the relevant student-intake day in light of the revised formal start of the school year.
Non-State schools that are delaying the commencement of a new school, new site or new year of schooling beyond 7 February 2022 are still required to submit an application to change the relevant student-intake day and provide details of the circumstances for the delay and the revised student-intake day(s). Application forms can be found on the Board’s website under Forms and notices.
On 8 June 2021, a letter [PDF 188KB] was sent to all governing bodies about the commencement of changes that were made to the Queensland Criminal Code, in relation to providing greater protection for children from sexual abuse.
The new laws in relation to reporting and protecting children from sexual abuse will commence on Monday, 5 July 2021.
All governing bodies were advised of these changes in a letter [PDF 200KB] sent on 17 November 2020.
On 31 August 2020, the blue card system changed to provide better protection for Queensland children.
Blue Card Services has provided an overview of upcoming changes on their website.
A letter [PDF 163KB] was sent to all governing bodies on 11 August 2020 explaining how the changes impact governing bodies of non-state schools and their directors.
Last updated 18 March, 2022