Education group exports to India

17 November 2011

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has announced a formal agreement for the Association of Independent Schools of NSW to provide high quality, professional training to schools in India.

During his trade and investment mission to India, Mr O'Farrell visited the Holy Child Auxilium School in New Delhi where 90 local teachers and executive staff attended a training session conducted by staff from the Association.

"I am delighted to witness the signing of the Memoranda of Understanding as a significant step towards a new two-way learning and development exchange between NSW and India," Mr O'Farrell said.

"This initiative not only provides the best of the NSW education system to Indian schools, but also helps NSW teachers gain insights into different educational contexts and practices.

"A quality education forms the foundation of every country's future prosperity – India and NSW both understand that and put great value on ensuring that our children have good schools and teachers.

"The provision of quality education is critically important for the continued development, growth and flexibility of any economy and for producing successful individuals who can contribute meaningfully to their society," Mr O'Farrell said.

Under the MoUs, the Association will provide training to five schools – Holy Child Auxilium School, Vibgyor High in Mumbai, the Suncity World School in Gugaon, the Samhita Academy in Bangalore and Saraswathi Vidyalaya in Trivandrum.

The Association is a well established training provider, delivering education, training and leadership programs in NSW, Malaysia, Singapore and Papua-New Guinea.

The Association is the peak body representing the independent schooling sector in NSW, advocating on behalf of more than 440 schools and 175,000 students in NSW.