Independence journal

 Volume 47, No 2, October 2021
Where are they now?
The road less travelled
Schools as homes for the mind
Ex-officio school board appointments: not without risk
A vision for experiential outdoor learning


 Volume 46, No 1, May 2021
The ART of culture
Agility, resilience and collective capacity
The changing role of the school librarian
Understanding exponential growth: from vampires to viruses
COVID-19’s implications for wellbeing and resilience education
At the coalface: it’s time to go…?
How to improve your students’ reading in a way they’ll enjoy
Making mistakes to develop a love of learning



Previous Issues

To view previous issues, click on the current issue, then click on  on the far right, followed by clicking on 'Issues'. This will take you to all previous issues since 2006.

Independence has been published for 40 years. It originated as the journal of the Headmasters Conference of Independent Schools of Australia (HMC). When HMC joined with the Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools of Australia (AHIGSA) to form AHISA in 1985, Independence was retained as the flagship publication of the new association.

The current and previous issues of Independence, commencing with the first issue of 2006, are able to be viewed and searched within our digital archive. The ‘browse issues’ button on the bottom menu of the view allows for quick access to individual issues. Single issues or the entire archive can also be searched by keyword. The search function is activated from the right-hand menu of the view. On this menu there are also options to print pages or the share them by emailing, tweeting or posting to Facebook and other social media sites.

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Mrs Robyn Collins
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Independence is published twice a year. Each AHISA member automatically receives four copies of the hard copy edition. Copies are also available to members and non-members by subscription  .