Single-sex classes in Junior School
Girls and boys learn differently, particularly during their formative years, so we have structured the entire school, our curriculum and the overarching teaching philosophy around this understanding.
Your daughter will be taught in single-sex classes from Kindergarten through to Year 8. From Year 9, she will begin a slow integration to co-education starting with elective subjects in Year 9 and 10 which are taught in a co-educational setting while the foundation elements of the curriculum across English, Mathematics and Sciences continue to be taught in single-sex classes. In Years 11 and 12 all classes are fully co-educational.
This gradual integration of both sexes in the classroom allows students to be engaged in learning styles appropriate to their gender in their early years of education whilst providing the opportunity to learn to work in a co-educational environment.
Single-sex classes are just one approach in our whole school repertoire aimed at addressing differences in academic performance, enhancing social and emotional outcomes, removing limitations based on stereotypical notions of gender and broadening participation in learning.