At Mount Carmel College we provide a girls-only environment from Year 3 to Year 10, after which time our students are guaranteed a place at Guilford Young College for Years 11 and 12.
Girls’ schools create a culture of achievement where individuality, creativity and diversity are fostered and celebrated.
Girls find it easier to achieve academically and are more confident learners in a single-sex environment. There are fewer opportunities for stereotyping of subjects and less barriers to girls pursuing their interests, whether they are in sport, academia or other co-curricular areas.
Our belief that girls greatly benefit from single-sex education is backed up by research from around Australia and the rest of the world. Mount Carmel College is proud to be a member of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia which has recently produced a video about why girls love girls’ schools. Let’s hear it from the girls talks to girls from Alliance member schools and asks them why they love going to a girls’ school.
Mount Carmel College has a long tradition of breaking gender stereotypes, with students taking up the challenge in Science & Engineering and Maths Challenges along with AFL and Cricket tournaments.
In a girls-only school environment, a girl occupies every role: every part in the play, every student leadership role, every position on every team. Not only does she have a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development, she has a wealth of peer role models.
At Mount Carmel, these leadership opportunities start in primary school – with Primary Leaders, House Captains, Mission Sisters and Restorative Leaders roles.
There are also opportunities for girls to develop their confidence through a range of supported activities; from music competitions and debating, to inter-school challenges such as Tournament of the Minds.