It states the obvious, but the real world is not segregated. In co-educational schools, girls and boys work collaboratively, exchange ideas and debate issues. Importantly the presence of both genders adds to the richness and diversity of thinking and learning that fills all classrooms in all schools.

Outside the classroom, girls and boys stand side-by-side in leadership positions, play sport, attend outdoor education camps, combine in music groups, perform in plays and musicals and share recreational space.

In short, girls and boys interact with each other as equals in all aspects of everyday life. In doing so, they build a sound platform for personal growth, peer connectedness, relationships with other people and the development of appropriate value systems.

We live in a world that has long recognised that women and men are working alongside each other in almost all areas.

At Carey we live in the 21st century, and co-education is education for our time.