Coeducation

Redlands prides itself on its inclusive, real world, coeducational environment, where each individual student is valued and encouraged to let their light shine brightly – at school and beyond.

We have offered a coeducation learning environment since 1978, focused on preparing students for a 21st Century life after school, ready to take their place within and contribute to a community which has equal footing for both males and females. 

Academic Benefits

Our students report that in learning together with the opposite gender, they get exposed to a diversity of ideas that broadens their experience and improves their own academic performance, because boys and girls often have very different perspectives on events and issues.

Our strong HSC/IB results highlight reflect the power of this coeducational environment:

  • In 2015, among our 17 top performing¬†students who achieved an ATAR of 98 and above, there were 10 girls and 7 boys.

Interpersonal Benefits

At Redlands, coeducation helps to develop a healthy respect between girls and boys as they work and learn together both in and out of the classroom. Our students set the highest parameters for interpersonal behaviour and stereotypical male/female problems are minimised through both genders sharing classrooms and playgrounds. Students feel they can be themselves and therefore are happy and motivated to do well.

Leadership Benefits

Our students gain experience of leading both boys and girls and all the major leadership roles have joint positions – School Captains, Arts Captains, Sports Captains, House Captains, Prefects.

Prepared for life after school

For more than 25 years, Redlands coeducational environment has helped to develop well-rounded and confident young adults with the emotional intelligence, maturity and inclusiveness that are critical for 21st Century life after school.

Students educated in a coed environment make a much easier transition to the adult arena of university or business. They do not fear barriers and are well able to deal with any which may arise.

For further reading: Dr Judith Gill – beyond the great divide: Single Sex or Coeducation? (2004)