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Who Are We?

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia is an asso­ci­a­tion of inde­pen­dent schools with­in the state who togeth­er edu­cate 10,000 stu­dents. Each inde­pen­dent school is ful­ly autonomous and sep­a­rate­ly account­able to its par­ents and com­mu­ni­ty. We pro­mote free­dom of choice and diver­si­ty in edu­ca­tion to sup­port the needs of each indi­vid­ual student.
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Sup­port

Advo­ca­cy

Rep­re­sen­ta­tion

Our Pur­pose

Sup­port, advo­ca­cy and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our members

Ser­vices We Offer

Pro­fes­sion­al Learning

The con­sult­ing team at IST offer a range of Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing options, catered specif­i­cal­ly for your school or region. The Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties include (but are not lim­it­ed to) areas such as cur­ricu­lum, ped­a­gogy, assess­ment and dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion; school cul­ture, edu­ca­tion­al lead­er­ship, build­ing teacher capac­i­ty and review­ing school data.

Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing can be deliv­ered via:

  • One-on-one coach­ing and fol­low up coach­ing ses­sions and support
  • A small group of your col­leagues from your school
  • Whole staff sin­gle school sessions
  • Mul­ti­ple small/​whole group school ses­sions across the term/​year
  • Webi­na­rs

To arrange your bespoke pro­fes­sion­al learn­ing ses­sions, please con­tact the con­sul­tants via our con­tact page.

Each year we also run a wide range of webi­nar based PL oppor­tu­ni­ties. They can be accessed through the events page.

Grant Admin­is­tra­tion

IST admin­is­ters and dis­trib­utes grants to Tas­man­ian inde­pen­dent schools for a num­ber of gov­ern­ment fund­ing programs. 

These include:

  • The Choice and Afford­abil­i­ty Fund (CAF)
  • The Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Cap­i­tal Grants Pro­gram (CGP)
  • The State Cap­i­tal Assis­tance pro­gram (SBGA)
  • The Loan Inter­est Sub­sidy pro­gram (LIS)
  • The Nation­al School Chap­lain­cy pro­gram (NSCP)
  • The Spe­cial Learn­ing Needs pro­gram (SLN)
  • Ear­ly Child­hood and Kinder­garten fund­ing (ECD)

To dis­cuss this fur­ther con­tact our Finance and Admin Man­ag­er.

Our Team

Tony Crehan
Executive Director

0411 858 558
tcrehan@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Tony
Chrissy Gamble
Senior Education Consultant

0429 549 169
cgamble@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Chrissy
Sarah Woodcock-Davis
Literacy Consultant

0498 021 779
swoodcockdavis@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Sarah
Alison Venter
Education Consultant North

0429 630 146
aventer@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Alison
Trudy Ward
Education Consultant South

0498 001 078
tward@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Trudy
Mark Seager
Early Years Consultant

0491 200 308
mseager@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Mark
Ruth Croser
Inclusive Education Consultant

0498 004 921
rcroser@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Ruth
Mike Frost
VET Consultant

0407 337 846
mfrost@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Mike
Michael Shorter
Industrial Consultant

0419 366 119
mshorter@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Michael
Juliana Shea
Manager Finance & Administration

0409 355 039
jshea@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Juliana
Daniel Gamble
Communications Advisor

0498 002 884
dgamble@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Daniel
Sharen King
Administration Assistant

0407 331 535
sking@ist.tas.edu.au

Contact Sharen

Our Exec­u­tive Director

Halftone Tony Crehan

Tony Cre­han has been the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia since 2003. He is a strong advo­cate for choice, diver­si­ty and equi­ty in edu­ca­tion to best meet the needs of every child. Tony came to IST with exten­sive busi­ness expe­ri­ence as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant and CEO, direc­tor and chair­man of pub­lic and pri­vate com­pa­nies. In his time with IST, Tony has over­seen the pro­vi­sion of an expand­ing range of pro­grams and ser­vices that assist schools with new ways of adapt­ing to the chal­lenges of mod­ern edu­ca­tion. The IST Exec­u­tive Direc­tor is also a direc­tor of Inde­pen­dent Schools Aus­tralia (ISA)

Our Board

John Green

Pres­i­dent
Coun­cil Mem­ber
Tar­remah Stein­er School

Richard Colquhoun

Trea­sur­er
Busi­ness Man­ag­er
Fahan School

David Gill­man

Board Mem­ber
Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer
Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania

Chad Smit

Board Mem­ber
Prin­ci­pal
Devon­port Chris­t­ian School

Leonie McNair

Vice Pres­i­dent
Co-Prin­ci­pal
The Launce­s­ton Prepara­to­ry School

Nel­son File

Board Mem­ber
Prin­ci­pal
The Friends’ School

Imo­gen Hunt

Board Mem­ber
Prin­ci­pal
Pere­grine

Our Doc­u­men­ta­tion

Annual Report
2020
View Here
BGA Annual Report
2020
View Here
CAF Work Plan
2020-21
View Here
CAF Annual Report
2020
View Here
NGRSF Annual Report
2019
View Here
NGRSF Strategic Plan
2019
View Here
NGRSF Work Plan
2019
View Here
NGRSF Work Plan
2020
View Here
NGRSF Work Plan
2021
View Here
Rules of Independent Schools Tasmania
2020
View Here

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