Independence journal


Independence is published twice a year. Each AHISA member automatically receives four copies of the hard copy edition.

VOL 49, NO 1, MAY 2024 

  • Keeping our children and young people safe

  • Identity, knowledge and practice in an Australian independent school

  • Technology's impact on learning

  • Twelve ways to care for an incoming head of school

  • Executive assistants as leaders of school culture

  • Achievable mental health objectives for schools

  • Equity and inclusivity in the school setting: the role of special schools

VOL 48, NO 2, OCTOBER 2023 

  • The future of intelligence is here

  • The role of technology in the classroom

  • Student led philosophy in the classroom

  • Reflections on curriculum innovation

  • Master planning for the future

  • Information is golden: hope is not a strategy

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 over 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.

If you experience difficulties or have any queries, please email Independence Editor Robyn Collins. 


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Contact the editor

Mrs Robyn Collins
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Information for contributors

Unsolicited manuscripts and article suggestions are welcome, although intending contributors are advised to first contact the Editor.
It is assumed that contributors read the information for contributors and agree to AHISA’s terms of publication