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The Alliance of Girls’ Schools is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote the education of girls in single-sex girls’ schools and increase public awareness that single-sex schools provide the optimal learning environment for girls. As the peak advocacy group for girls’ education, the Alliance provides leadership opportunities for girls and educators through conferences, provides network support, publishes a biannual magazine and sources research on single-sex education.

School membership

We accept membership from any school throughout Australasia which is educating girls only. Our current membership is 144 girls' schools in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and South Africa, and includes Government, Catholic and Independent schools.

School membership with the Alliance has many benefits, including increased visibility and credibility for your school, access to the latest research and cutting-edge conferences, a presence online and in our publications.

This organisation has grown from strength to strength over the past decade. The Alliance:

  • Organises a biennial educators conference which hosts a variety of academic and topical speakers on single-sex girls’ education
  • Runs a Student Leadership Conference in January for girls embarking on leadership roles in member schools
  • Biannually produces a highly regarded magazine In Alliance
  • Provides a fortnightly eBrief research newsletter for member principals for use in newsletters, blogs and speeches
  • Creates a regularly updated brochure entitled Why a Girls' School?
  • Provides networks for principals and teachers in girls' schools to collaborate with colleagues
  • Conducts, analyses and disseminates research on behalf of our members
  • Organises tours of international and national speakers relevant to girls' education
  • Affiliates with similar organisations in the United States and Great Britain
  • Has a number of high-profile patrons

Mission statement

To advocate for and support the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls.


To be the leading voice for the advancement of girls’ schools.

Strategic goals

To promote the education of girls in girls’ schools through creating public awareness of the philosophy and practice of girls’ schools.

To provide leadership in girls’ education through cutting–edge research and leadership development.

To ensure excellence in governance, continuing sustainable growth and professionalism in serving members.

Real Girls Real Women: Leading, Empowering, Celebrating

Real Girls Real Women: Leading, Empowering, Celebrating

22-24 May 2016 | Rydges Hotel | South Brisbane

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