Learning Style
Many parents and educators will acknowledge that boys are more prone to fidgeting, pencil tapping or talking. Rather than seeing this as a nuisance or distraction the team at CBHS Lewisham work to incorporate these behaviours into an effective learning approach that involves lots of movement, hands-on tasks or physical activity. Our staff are well qualified to bring out the best in each student.

A large study by The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER*) found boys educated in a single-sex classroom scored on average 15 to 22 percentile ranks higher than boys in coeducational settings, concluding single-sex schools are better equipped ‘to accommodate the large differences in cognitive, social and development growth rates of boys’.

Non Traditional Subjects
Society has conditioned us to think that some activities and roles have ‘gender’ and that boys should be less interested in these for fear of appearing unmanly. Students at CBHS Lewisham enjoy a range of subjects and activities such as hospitality and the arts that might traditionally be seen as ‘feminine’ without fear of social retribution.

That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty to cater to more ‘masculine’ pursuits. CBHS Lewisham has a proud history across a range of sports and offers co-curricular activities that cater to the interests of all of our students.

Peer Support
The transition from boy to man means navigating those awkward teenage years. Physical and emotional maturity happens at a different rate for everyone, which can be a source of anxiety and comparison. At CBHS Lewisham your son will know that everyone around him is going, will go, or has gone through similar experiences. Peers across the school can offer a wealth of support, comfort and guidance.

With no girls in the classroom, boys learn how to interact with females in a healthy way through our partnerships with our sister schools along with social interactions with friends, relatives and weekend activities.


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*Australian Council for Educational Research, (2001). Academic performance of students at single-sex and coeducational schools.