Why Girls’ Schools?
In today’s society, it is increasingly important to support girls in finding their own voice and harnessing their talents to become the future women leaders that our world needs. Whether girls dream of becoming doctors, artists, architects or astronauts – girls need to know that the world is their oyster – and they can do anything they set their mind to.
Research tells us girls learn differently compared to boys. At a girls’ only school, every aspect of the curriculum is designed with girls in mind. In the USA, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools says it perfectly: “At their heart, girls’ schools are places of leadership. Places where community and collaboration, agency and self-efficacy flourish. But most of all, girls’ schools are places of incredible innovation.”
This is most certainly true at WGJS. We take great pride in guiding our girls through all aspects of life – not just academically, but holistically. We love seeing our girls grow in confidence, developing their unique talents and exceeding their own expectations through various personal achievements.
We focus on STEM development – encouraging our girls to take an interest in and pursue the sciences. Research shows that girls at single-sex schools more often have more female STEM role models, than those who attend co-ed schools – encouraging them to take up interest in subjects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
At WGJS, a large portion of our focus is on building community – both in and outside of our school gates. In our school families our girls care for each other, across various grades, growing into their own mentorship roles as they progress to older grades. Our Grade 7s are all afforded leadership opportunities through numerous portfolios to suit all their unique talents and skills.
We are members of WAGS and SAGSA (South African Girls Schools Association) and are continuously sharing our knowledge and expertise with others in girls-only education in order to continuously grow and improve our offering for our girls.