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International Women's Day - OH women shape the wider world

In 1973, Haileybury took its first tentative steps to being a co-educational school with just twelve girls. Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, the school boasts 5 girls' boarding houses

The first intake of girls at Haileybury commemorared in the November 1973 issue of The Haileyburian
The first intake of girls at Haileybury commemorared in the November 1973 issue of The Haileyburian
A balanced world is a better world; when girls first arrived at Haileybury in 1973, as highlighted on the front cover of that year's November issue of The Haileyburian, the life of Haileybury was to change for ever. Today, on International Women's Day 2019, we celebrate the wonderful women within our joyous OH community, a formidable force in today's uncertain world.

From small acorns, mighty oak trees grow; today, alumni from Alban's, Allenby, Colvin, Hailey and Melvill lead diverse successful careers across all areas of life including: sports; business; education; engineering; media; publishing and politics.

With wide ranging interests and a commitment to service, many OH women formed bonds for life at the school and now strongly support the Society's work, flying the Haileybury flag in the wider world. 

From those first, small tentative steps by just a dozen girls in 1973 - initially without even their own boarding houses and attached to those of the boys - Haileybury's women today play not only a leading role in the life of the school, they have grown to shape the wider world. 
 

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