A Girls' School

Choosing a girls' school...
because at a girls' schools, girls come first

At Tauranga Girls' College

  • All the leadership roles are filled by girls: from the captain of the volleyball team to the head of the student body; from the first trumpet in the symphonic band to the main part in the school play; and from all the council and house leaders to the leaders of every school club

  • Girls see (and are) strong female role models, and understand that they too can achieve successful outcomes from their own efforts

  • All activities are open to girls: they participate,  influence and lead for genuine achievement 

  • In an all-girl classroom, girls take on all the roles, providing an atmosphere where students take the risks necessary

  • Girls thrive and excel in collaborative teams

  • Teachers match their teaching to the way girls learn and develop their courses to suit girls’ needs

  • Girls are free to work through the challenges of adolescence without fear of embarrassment or harassment

  • Girls develop their relationships in a supportive environment

  • There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area

  • Girls’ achievements are celebrated

  • Girl-centred learning leaves no doubt as to who receives the teacher’s full attention, or who will be taking maths, science, and technology classes

  • There is a greater sense of connectedness - listening, helping and accepting others’ points of view

  • Girls in girls’ schools achieve significantly stronger academic results than any other group in New Zealand

‘A feature of the school is the wide range of opportunities and learning pathways available for
students both within and beyond the classroom' -
latest ERO report

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