Student Alliance Networking Group

In 2014, under the umbrella of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, a Student Alliance was formed with the vision of connecting girls from Alliance member schools across Sydney. The group comprises girls from Years 9-11 and is an empowering forum for young women wishing to make a difference in their schools, communities and the world.

Being part of the Student Alliance Networking Group has been an inspiring, educational and motivating experience. We gained an awareness and passion for the issues that affect us as women and we have gained new friends with whom we can have conversations, share ideas and explore solutions. This experience has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to next year and future years – Mount St Benedict College.

The Student Alliance has a wonderful line up of speakers and events planned for 2018. Schools interested in participating should contact [email protected]

2018 meeting dates:

Tuesday 13 March | Tuesday 15 May | Tuesday 7 August | Tuesday 23 October

How does the Student Alliance Networking Group work?

Students choose topics, related the theme for that year and then collaboratively work with girls from other schools on a specific project, which they then present back in a competitive showcase at the end of the year.

2018 Theme:  #PressforProgress – Action towards Change

Press for Progress is drawing on the theme for 2018 International Women’s day and the Action towards Change is the girls within the Student Alliance making a difference through their chosen topic and presentation.

Students have chosen these topics. They then work collaboratively with girls from other schools on their projects.

Topics for 2018


Body Image – the Disney effect


Breaking Down Stereotypes


The Depiction of Women in a Political Environment- Position and Power


The Depiction of Women in Hollywood


Domestic Violence


Female Genital Mutilation


Female Trafficking


Finding a Voice – #TimesUp movement


Portrayal of women in the Media


Racial Stereotypes


Representation of Women in various industries


The Sexualisation of Women and Girls


What defines a Female   – Reinventing Female Stereotypes Group1


What defines a Women Group 2


Women in Sport –Equity and Equality – non-traditional sports


Women in the Workforce


Women Supporting Women

Project format: Students create an advert that is professional enough to be shown on TV or in a cinema.

Term 2
Tuesday 15th May meeting at St Vincent’s Potts Point 4.30pm until 6.00pm.
Principal Anne Fry spoke with the group about the importance of women making a change through action.

Term 3
Tuesday 7th August at Wenona 4.30pm till 6.00pm. Group work on the student showcases.

Term 4
Tuesday 23rd  October at Loreto Normanhurst 4.30pm until 7.00pm. The students’ hard work culminates in a showcase where they present their project in front of a judging panel and special guest.