5 reasons to choose an all-girls school for your daughter

With so many schooling choices available today, choosing the right education pathway for your children can be daunting. Same-sex schooling is one education format that has been around for centuries, never losing its reputation as a gold standard approach to education. Principal Wendy Lauman from St Hilda’s School, a leading all-girls school on the Gold Coast, shares the research that shows that an all-girls education may be the right choice for your daughter.

5 reasons to consider an all girls school

  1. Girls in an all-girls education achieve significantly stronger academic results than any other group in Australia.
  2. Classrooms typically have a high level of involvement and interactivity, a focus on talk, and a willingness of teachers to create collaborative learning environments, listening carefully to students’ questions and difficulties.
  3. A sense of confidence and security is created for learners, so that girls are willing to learn from each other, to take risks and explore, testing their powers of reasoning against and with other girls.
  4. Girls’ achievements are celebrated. Alumni offer girls visible role models that enable them to see that they too can achieve successful outcomes from their own effort.
  5. There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area. Career pathways of recent St Hilda’s graduates include Architecture and Building, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Health, Management and Commerce, Natural and Physical Science, and studies in Society and Culture.

students at St Hildas School enjoying an all-girls education

Want to see an all-girls’ school for yourself?

St Hilda’s School holds regular on-campus tours, giving families the chance to learn about an all-girls education and explore the 14ha  historic campus and facilities (St Hildas is over a century old!). You can register for a tour at the St Hilda’s School website.

About St Hilda’s School

St Hilda’s is an Independent, Anglican, Day and Boarding all-girls School from Pre-Prep to Year 12. As one of the most highly regarded schools on the Gold Coast, St Hilda’s School seeks to share with girls the values, knowledge, skills, voice and faith to enrich their world by living the School Motto: Non Nobis Solum, Not for ourselves alone.

“Our aim at St Hildas School is to create a nurturing and engaging learning environment which inspires young women and equips them with the values, knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to reach their full potential, and to serve, shape and change the world,” says Wendy. “Come and join our future.”

St Hildas School is committed to providing a COVID Safe environment. All tours are subject to COVID restrictions current at the time of the event. As per advice from the Queensland Government, stay at home if unwell. Or if you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. People must not attend if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. Or have been to locations identified as COVID-19 Hotspots by Queensland Health. If you become unwell during your Tour, please advise a St Hildas Staff member immediately. 


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Written by Angela Sutherland

After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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