Alliance eNewsletter  |  August 2016
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Get involved with our research project on STEM participation

The Alliance is funding a research project which explores the impact of school setting (single-sex or coeducation) on subject choices, career paths and occupations, with a particular focus on STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Please encourage your alumnae to participate in this important study by sharing the link to the online survey, open now at Schooling, Careers and STEM

The study is being conducted by Monash University's Professor of Education Helen Forgasz and Adjunct Professor Gilah Leder. 


Nominations for Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia recognises outstanding women and men who have made a significant contribution to the Alliance and to girls’ education. If you know someone who through their leadership or achievements has inspired you, staff or students at your school, please consider nominating them for Honorary Membership.

Nominations close 30 September 2016, follow the link for more information on the selection criteria and nomination process.

Career Hub for Alliance members

We're about to launch our new career hub! With the potential to connect over 10,000 educators from Alliance member schools the Career Hub will provide a unique platform for schools to advertise job opportunities and career-related events.

Whether you're looking to attract the right candidate for a role in your school or looking for new opportunities and career advancement our Career Hub can assist.
For more information please contact us (e) or (t) 61 7 55210749

Jackie Barron appointed NZ Executive

We are delighted to announce that Jackie Barron, Principal of St Hilda’s Collegiate a state integrated, day and boarding school in Otago, has been appointed as the New Zealand representative to the Alliance's Executive Committee.

Jackie replaces Mary Nixon who has taken up the principalship at co-educational Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland.


World Challenge takes Alliance principals to Cambodia
Eight senior leaders from Alliance member schools, including president Fran Reddan, spent five days in Cambodia on a unique familarisation expedition organised by Alliance partner, World Challenge. The group were privileged to visit Seametrey Children’s Village located by the beautiful lakeside of Tonle Bati in Cambodia.


Opportunities for accompanying staff on next Space School expedition

In December, combined school groups from Alliance schools in Victoria, ACT and Queensland will head to Houston for a two-week study program.

The Alliance is offering places for staff to accompany these groups at a substantially subsidised cost. All program costs, accommodation, meals, transportation, international and domestic flights, and comprehensive travel insurance are included. In addition to observing the student program, staff will have the opportunity to participate in a unique two-day program at US Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). The program will provide teachers with the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the world's most inspiring organisations.

Staff from participating schools interested in this opportunity are invited to submit an expression of interest by close of business 2 August 2016 – guidelines and forms have been sent to participating schools.
Remarkable Women

The October edition of In Alliance, our biannual magazine, will focus on remarkable women. If your school has a past student that has made a significant contribution to gender equality, women's leadership or in her field of work then we'd love to include her story. Articles should be submitted by 15 August  2016 to a submissions guide is available.

Our partners

The Alliance values the generous support of our partners. Explore how they could enhance the education of girls in your school.
For information about partnering with the Alliance visit: ››


In the independent 2016 Good Universities Guide, Bond University was the highest rating Australian university. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across three trimesters each year, allowing a six semester degree to be completed in two years. ››

As partners of AskRIGHT, Alliance members have access to a directory of private foundations at a reduced subscription cost. The Complete Guide to Australia's Private Ancillary Funds™ is an online database containing all of Australia's Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs). ››

iVicon is the exclusive partner of the HASSE International Study Program which is designed to help cultivate the leaders of the next generation. HASSE programs encourage youth to broaden the mind, cultivate drive and instil curiosity while pursuing learning excellence. ››

Highly tailored to your school environment, Touchstones is designed to provide direction for professional learning by embedding a proven process of evaluation and goal setting into a unique and user friendly online environment. ››

World Challenge works in partnership with schools to deliver fun and adventurous expeditions to developing countries, as a means of aiding students in developing crucial life skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-awareness and compassion. or

Upcoming Events
NSW Fundraising in Girls' Schools: Research findings

2 August 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm 

No cost for member schools


VIC Science Breakfast with Dr Misty Jenkins

17 August 7.30 am - 9.00 am 
Mentone Girls' Grammar School


WA Student networking breakfast with Dr Corinne Jones
August 24 at 6.45 - 8.30 am
Methodist Ladies’ College



New in the Research Library

Best practices to address (or reduce) bullying in schools

Bullying, harassment and intimidation “pose a serious public and mental health concern that can poison the climate of schools and affect students’ ability to focus on learning”.


Gender and education: An overview of the critical issues

While significant progress has been made towards ensuring that girls around the world have equal access to a basic education, however even in developed countries, discrepancies persist in …


The relationship between teacher and student attitudes

The key to encouraging girls to study science and technology is knowledgeable and confident teachers, particularly in primary school …


Associations between school liking, loneliness and social relations

Loneliness and negative social relations are associated with disliking school but that girls are more likely than boys …


Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines

Women who excel academically are underrepresented not only in certain STEM fields, but also in a variety of non-STEM disciplines, all of which take the view that only men possess the …



Latest News

Girls are main victims of serious cyberbullying
Figures released by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner reveal ...


Including transgender pupils doesn’t mean we’re failing our girls

We, as exponents of single-sex education, have found ourselves in the midst of our own mini-media storm this week. “Don’t call girls girls”, “Girls can’t be girls”, screamed the headlines ...


Girls at single-sex schools significantly more positive about maths than girls at co-ed schools
Girls can’t be girls, private schools told

Some of the UK's top single-sex private schools have been told not to use the word “girls” in case it upsets and discriminates against pupils who question their gender identity.


New website launching February 2016

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