Why Choose an All Girls' School?

Girls’ schools are specialists in girls’ education, providing an environment that helps inspire and nurture your daughter’s learning. With benefits such as academic advantages, equal opportunities and strong role models to look up to, a girls’ school is the ideal place for your daughter to thrive and excel.

Academic advantages

  • 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.
  • Teachers can match their teaching to the way that girls learn and develop their courses to suit girls' needs.

Equal opportunities

  • Girls at girls' schools enjoy not only equal opportunity, they enjoy every opportunity.
  • In an all-girl classroom, girls take on all the roles in the group, providing an atmosphere where students are confident to take the risks necessary for genuine achievement.
  • All activities are open to girls: they participate, influence and lead.
  • Girls are freer to participate in class discussions.
  • Teaching girls using an approach that recognises these gender differences enables girls to live up to their full potential and be comfortable being themselves.

Strong female role models

  • All the leadership roles are filled by girls: from the captain of the football team to the head of the student body; from the first trombone 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 are encouraged to achieve successful outcomes from their own efforts.

Supportive environments

  • An all-girls school can create an atmosphere that counteracts the negative influence of the mass media and the often troubling depictions of women and girls.
  • Girls' achievements are celebrated.
  • There is a greater sense of connectedness – listening, helping and accepting others' points of view.
  • Girls can develop their relationships in a supportive environment.
  • Girls can work through the challenges of adolescence without fear of embarrassment or harassment.
  • Girls are able and encouraged to explore a career in any area.

For more information, visit the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia website.

All the leadership roles are filled by girls: from the captain of the football team to the head of the student body.

Girls at girls' schools enjoy not only equal opportunity, they enjoy every opportunity.