All Independent Schools must comply with government regulations and standards. Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) states that most are established and operated independently of government and can develop their own educational programs, policies and procedures. Independent Schools offer parents choice in the education of their children. They enable families to select schools that best serve the child’s needs. Independent Schools also enable families to choose a school that best promotes the values they believe are important. There are many and varied types of these schools, and the variance might be based on such aspects as philosophical beliefs; religion or non-religion; the local population’s unique needs or wants such as in an indigenous community; specialist curriculum offerings such as in Creative Arts and vocational education; or the school’s unique physical environment such as exists in the Snowy Mountains, amongst other features. Caloundra City Private School (CCPS), for example, uses the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline as a learning resource.