What is the ICPA?
The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association is a voluntary organisation for parents who live in rural areas and whose children:-
- Attend a small rural school
- Study by Distance Education Lessons
- Travel to school by bus or private vehicle
- Board away from home at a boarding school, hostel, private board or maintain a second home to access High School or Tertiary studies including TAFE Colleges
- Attend a preschool or access early childhood services through a mobile service
Other people who are interested in equity in education for all students, no matter where they live are also members.
How does the ICPA work?
ICPA seeks to achieve equality of access to educational opportunities for geographically isolated students living in rural and remote areas by way of government funded allowances to compensate for the costs incurred in gaining access to an appropriate educational facility. The recent increase in the AIC allowances, were gained through the persistent lobbying by State and Federal Councils.
What will I be entitled to if I join the ICPA?
Membership entitles you to free copies of our quarterly newsletter The Top Wire in NSW and News and Views in Qld and the national magazine Pedals. Details of scholarships, allowances and information that affect your child’s education are found in these publications. When you join you will be kept informed on the activities of ICPA and the education providers as well as Government decisions. State Council members are all volunteers but are happy to give advice on individual problems. They receive no remuneration for their time but are happy to help you access an education for your child regardless of where you live.
How do I join?
Contact one of the following State Council members for details of your local branch or visit our website to join a branch near you.
ICPA would appreciate your support