ENROLMENTS

Why a Girls School?

In a girls school there is no stifling, archaic gender-stereotyping of subjects. Girls go on to study engineering, medicine, architecture and accountancy without any preconceived ideas of what is gender-based.

Research shows that girls in a co-ed classroom are not able to learn to their full potential. Boys dominate teacher time, generally they are louder, demand more attention, work better alone, often with a degree of ruthlessness, while girls sharing a classroom with boys hold back, through shyness or a desire to co-operate. In co-ed groups, girls fear failure and ridicule. They lose self- esteem in a climate not always conducive to the development of their self-confidence or one that does not support their risk-taking.

"Girls’ brains are wired differently." Dr Jo-Ann Deak

This is one of the most compelling reasons why girls benefit from a single sex school. Why would you want your daughter to sit back and be passive? Far better to give her the courage, confidence and experience to face the challenges ahead with equanimity and aplomb. This is the ‘can do’ generation. Give your daughter the education which will allow her leadership and personal strengths to blossom.

10 REASONS WHY AN ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL IS BEST

  1. Girls are less likely to see themselves as below average in maths and science
  2. Girls are more likely to take STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects
  3. Girls are more likely to take risks and challenge themselves
  4. Girls experience no gender stereotyping of subjects
  5. Girls and boys are different. Our teachers are trained to teach girls, they understand how girls learn and what motivates them
  6. Teachers provide and cite role models which appeal to and encourage girls
  7. Girls’ schools celebrate female success as being normal, expected, and limitless
  8. Girls’ schools foster an atmosphere that counteracts the negative influence of mass media and its often troubling images of women and girls
  9. Girls’ schools nurture girls as they approach adolescence, a pivotal time when girls search for personal meaning and identity
  10. Girls’ schools encourage girls to be confident engaged independent learners