Independence journal


 Volume 44, No 1, May 2019

  The importance of teachers
  Flourishing as a principal
  Independent principals and the end of certainty
  Creative collaboration: enhancing meaningful learning
  Lessons from principals about teacher appraisal
  Mindfulness: dancing in the rain

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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.

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Information for contributors

Unsolicited manuscripts and article suggestions are welcome, although intending contributors are advised to first contact the Editor.
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2015 Special edition

To celebrate publication of the 40th volume of Independence, AHISA created a web-based special edition of interviews with or essays by people of influence in education and educational leadership.

Independence online

Supplementary material to Independence journals.


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.