Independence journal


Volume 45, No 1, May 2020

Towards a truly differentiated classroom
Reflecting on a mastery learning approach…
Some things I have learned as a principal
Making a difference one teacher at a time
The invisible school bag
SEARCH: a meta-framework for bringing wellbeing into schools
The science of wellbeing: increasing student resilience
Principled leadership: 10 leadership practices for building trust


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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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 .