The Alliance is affiliated with a number of organisations and we value these relationships. If your organisation would like to become a non-financial Alliance Affiliate, please see the criteria at the end of this page and contact us.
The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)
The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) was established in the US in 1990. It is an association of girls' independent and public, day and boarding schools across America. NCGS members share a commitment to the values and benefits of single-sex schools for girls, and a belief that all girls, regardless of educational setting, deserve the opportunity to realise their potential, to be active and equal, confident and competent leaders, participants and contributors.
Girls' Schools Association (GSA)
The Girls' Schools Association is the professional association representing the Heads of leading independent girls' schools in the UK. Their mission is to inform and influence national educational debate, to raise awareness of the benefits of single-sex education for girls, to promote high standards of education for girls and to support members through the provision of a broad range of services.
The GSA also contains the MyDaughter website, which is dedicated to providing information, expert opinion and useful advice on all aspects of raising and educating happy, fulfilled girls.
Australian Women Donors Network
The Australian Women Donors Network works to inform, inspire and enable philanthropic investment in women and girls both locally and globally. The Network is an education-focussed not-for-profit organisation that advocates for gender-sensitive practice within the social investment and grant-making sector. They also advocate for a greater investment in women and girls. Both strategies are proven models for creating more effective social investments and outcomes, which ultimately creates a more equitable society for all.
Established in 2009, the growing Network consists of social investors and grant-makers who value these principles and practices, as well as supporters from government, corporate and community sectors.
The Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools NSW (AHIGS)
The Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools NSW (AHIGS) has a long history originating from a meeting of eight NSW Headmistresses which took place at the Women’s Club, Sydney on the 8th November, 1916. Following the formation of Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) in 1985, AHIGS retained a state branch in NSW and is now the only branch in existence.
Essentially, the aims of the organization are to encourage communication, co-operation and collegiality amongst the Heads of independent girls’ schools in NSW, to provide inter-school activities for their students, to represent members’ interests at a political level and to advance the cause of education of all children in Australia, especially girls. There are currently 29 members of AHIGS. Key activities available to member schools include IGSSA sport, Archdale debating and Festival of Speech.
Girls Sport Victoria
Girls Sport Victoria is one of the largest independent school sporting associations in Victoria. Within GSV member schools nearly 14,500 girls from years seven to twelve have the opportunity to be involved in more than 20 sports - in weekly competitions, carnivals, tournaments and skills development programs.
GSV encourages all girls to participate in school sport, whether it be trying a new sport in a non-competitive environment or representing their school in GSV interschool sport and carnivals. GSV also offers a number of opportunities for girls wishing to compete at an elite level.
School sport enriches girls' school lives. Being part of a school sporting team helps them feel valued by and connected to their school community. Girls who play sport not only benefit from the physical activity of training and playing sport, they develop friendships with their team mates, learn about the highs and lows of life, but importantly, maintain a healthy balance between study and co-curricular activities which ultimately assists them to perform well academically.
The Women's College
The Women's College was founded in 1892 and is located within the University of Sydney. It is historically significant as the first residential university college for women in Australia. The contemporary College community is non-denominational and diverse. It consists of young women from a range of backgrounds and places-including metropolitan and regional locations in Australia and overseas. Our students are studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the full range of courses offered by the University of Sydney including from Arts, Commerce, and Law to Engineering, Architecture Design, Science, Medicine and Agriculture. A range of sporting, cultural and social activities are available across the academic year both within the College and as part of the inter-college network. Engagement with these exciting opportunities enriches our young women's experiences and contributes to the growth of our lively community. The College is proud of its tradition of scholarship and its role in shaping future female leaders. Students are encouraged to meet high academic standards and the College nurtures intellectual endeavour through its various academic and mentoring programs combined with the strong connections it fosters for alumnae, many of whom have forged exciting and varied careers nationally and internationally.
Girl Guides Australia
Girl Guides Australia is one of the largest organisations in Australia for girls and young women. It provides leadership and personal skills development to its 30,000 members, including 22,000 youth members.
We provide a non-formal educational program that is dynamic and flexible while offering values based training in life skills, decision making and leadership. The Australian Guide Program is delivered to girls by trained volunteer leaders. We are:
• a not-for-profit organisation that involves volunteers at all levels of its operations;
• an organisation that involves volunteers in its work to enable our members to gain maximum benefit from the unique knowledge and skills volunteers are able to offer.
Our Mission is to enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self respecting, responsible community members. Girl Guides Australia's 2015 Aspiration is to be Australia’s leading organisation for girls and young women in leadership and personal development.
Criteria for Alliance Affiliates
• Place the Alliance logo and a link on their website to the Alliance website
• Be listed on the Alliance website with a logo and a link to their website
• Receive Alliance e-newsletters and magazines
• Be given the opportunity to send members of their organisation to Alliance conference and events
• Share information and events of interest to each organisation