IMG 3619compressedThe Girls’ Education Committee, comprising both staff and students, was formed in 2006. The Committee aims to identify and address girls’ educational and lifestyle issues and to provide girls an opportunity to be heard within the College. By facilitating regular girls’ forums, and exploring current educational research and trends, the Committee provides informed feedback and recommendations to the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team to promote and enhance girls’ education within the College.

Some of the Committee’s initiatives have included:

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day
    The Committee organises a breakfast to celebrate the achievements of women within the College, in Australia and internationally. This is a regular event at the College and each year the Committee organises a guest speaker in line with the nominated theme.
  • Launching a Sub-Committee dedicated to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UN Women) 
    UN Women provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that promote women’s human rights, political and economic security in more than 100 countries. The rationale behind the introduction of UN Women was to highlight the daily injustices suffered by women around the world and to do something to help overcome these.
  • Mentoring Afternoon
    The Committee facilitates mentoring afternoons (usually one per term). These afternoons provide students with the opportunity to hear and meet with successful and inspiring women within our community. This program is particularly suited to young women as they embark on their life and career journey, and it aims to empower, build self-confidence and self-esteem amongst our students.
  • Student Forums
    Student forums are another initiative developed by the GAC. Each Semester, the Girls' Education Committee runs one student-directed and one staff-directed forum. These forums allow students the chance to raise concerns and to discuss these issues with the female student body. It also allows staff to address and discuss relevant girls’ educational and emotional issues.
  • Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research
    The committee has also applied for, and received a grant for, the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. A breakfast in October, along with the sale of merchandise, helps raise funds for breast cancer research.