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Why a Girls' School?

Girls' schools are 'can do' environments - Alliance of Girls Schools

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  • Girls in girls' schools achieve significantly stronger academic results than any other group in Australia.
  • Girl-centred learning leaves no doubt as to who receives the teacher's full attention, or who will be taking maths, science, and technology classes.
  • There is a greater sense of connectedness - listening, helping and accepting others' points of view.
  • All the leadership roles are filled by girls:  from the captain of the touch football team to the head of the student body; from the first violin in the school orchestra to the main part in the school play; and from all the committee chairs in every organisation to the leaders of every school club.
  • In girls' schools, girls see strong female role models, and understand that they too can achieve successful outcomes from their own efforts.
  • All activities are open to girls:  they participate, influence and lead.
  • In an all-girls' classroom, girls take on all the roles in the group, providing an atmosphere where students take the risks necessary for genuine achievement.
  • Girls thrive and excel in collaborative teams.
  • Teachers can match their teaching to the way girls learn and develop their courses to suit girls' needs.
  • Girls can work through the challenges of adolescence without fear of embarrassment or harassment.
  • Girls can develop their relationships in a supportive environment.
  • There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area.
  • Girls' achievements are celebrated.