Education Matters

7 reasons why a boys’ only education matters

Posted by Milton Cujes on Nov 11, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Why a boys' only education mattersAccording to the International Boys’ Schools Coalition boys schools are “uniquely suited to facilitate the journey of their students from young boys to good men.” In short, boys’ schools are specialists in the education of boys.

At Trinity, we have a clear understanding of what boys need to to succeed and how to inspire and engage them in their individual learning journey.

Here are seven key benefits to a boys’ only education:

  1. Boys need male role models to help them grow and develop. At Trinity, our boys benefit from male role models from their impressionable beginnings in Pre-Kindergarten right the way through to their final years of schooling.

  2. Boys’ only schools can address the specific needs of boys – their essential predilection to lead disorganised lives; their need for male peer relationships; their quirky sense of humour; and, the tendency for boys to act first and think later.

  3. Boys’ only schools have greater unencumbered flexibility to deal with the seemingly boundless physical energy of boys; their competitiveness; and, their keenness to belong to a team.

  4. Recognising that boys tend to mature both physically and socially later than girls, a boys’ only school can allow boys a little longer to grow up socially. Further, there is no pressure to ‘impress the girls’.

  5. Boys are unable to sit back and allow the girls to lead the way in relation to the creative, dramatic and performing arts. Out of necessity, they must become involved and through this engagement they often discover their otherwise unknown innate creative talents and abilities.

  6. Boys’ education is a specialist field and the curriculum is tailored accordingly, meaning that students are more likely to be engaged with the content.

  7. There is evidence to suggest that single sex education produces better educational outcomes for both girls and boys than their co-educational counterparts.

It is crucial that boys are afforded the opportunity to discover their own talents. At Trinity, we have more boys learning a musical instrument than we have boys who are playing rugby or football. And while we are known for our sporting accomplishments, it is our ability to understand the needs of boys that we are most proud of.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education