"If you didn’t go to a single-sex school, then you probably know someone who did. Single-sex education is a socially accepted norm here compared to other countries, but over the past 30 years there has been plenty of debate about its efficacy. In Aotearoa, the argument is something like ‘single-sex education is associated with better performance, more opportunity, as well as upholding tradition and heritage.’ On the other side of the coin, co-education is generally associated with fewer opportunities, a lower quality of education and isn’t attached to certain traditions or religions. But how true are these stereotypes, really? Students we spoke to suggested the opposite: that single-sex education is a unnatural environment which affects our interpersonal relationships later in life, while also contributing to the maintenance of class and gender norms."