Who we are
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is the region’s leading voice for the education and empowerment of girls and young women. We advocate for and support the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls. We contribute to the development and promotion of education in Australasia and the empowerment of young women to reach their potential and become influential contributors to our complex and changing world.
The Alliance connects educators from our 190 plus member schools across six countries. We represent over 132,000 girls, over 17,000 educators and attract over 3000 program participants annually to local events, and regional conferences.
Our members comprise girls’ schools throughout Australasia. Our current membership spans girls’ schools in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa, and includes government, Catholic and independent schools.
The Board oversees the operation of the Alliance. The members of the Board are principals of Alliance member schools, elected to represent their state or region.
Loren Bridge MBA, BBus, GradDipEd — Executive Officer
Jan Richardson BA, GradDipMgt, GradDipHist — Director of Research
Teva Smith DipPR — Director of Communications
We are proud to have several inspiring and outstanding women as valued Patrons of the Alliance. Our patrons actively endorse the function and role of our organisation.
Honorary membership is vested in the individual, not the school. Honorary members have all the privileges of membership exclusive of voting and eligibility for office.
Honorary Membership is bestowed by the Executive on individuals who have been active members of the Alliance for many years, have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation, and have demonstrated significant commitment to the education of girls in all-girls schools.
Request nomination form and guidelines from [email protected]
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia has a close working relationship with similar organisations in North America, The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools and the United Kingdom, the Girls’ Schools Association. We are also affiliated with other like-minded not for profit organisations working in the areas of girls’ education and gender equality.