Total student numbers in Queensland had expanded by 25 percent over 10 years to reach 385,399 by 1970. Over the same period enrolments in non-government schools grew by a staggering 29 percent. The politics of school funding were also shifting and it was against this backdrop that independent school peak bodies recognised the need to speak with one voice. The Association became part of a federated system with a national body, the National Council of Independent Schools (NCIS) in 1970. Today, Independent Schools Queensland regularly collaborates on Federal advocacy issues with the national body, now named the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA).
Pictured: Students at Moreton Bay College, 1970s.