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PRESBYTERIAN LADIES COLLEGE


Since 1875, the girls of Presbyterian Ladies’ College have enjoyed an outstanding education within a caring and vibrant learning community. Today, PLC builds upon these fine traditions, encouraging girls to embrace the world around them with confidence, curiosity and a compassion for others. Pastoral care and the welfare of students are intrinsic to the school and underpin the extensive curricular and co-curricular programs. PLC’s Christian foundation sees expression through student participation and community fellowship activities.

Facilities
: Facilities include extensive science laboratories; a new state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre featuring a spacious new library and IT and AV labs; computing facilities; art and ceramics studios; a music school; tennis, netball and basketball courts; ovals; hockey fields; gymnasium; heated indoor Aquatic Centre; a 200-seat lecture theatre; and an Early Learning Centre, all set within 18 hectares of parkland. A new state-of-the-art hockey and tennis facility opened in 2011.

Curriculum
: In the Junior School, PLC offers exceptional early literacy and numeracy programs that enrich students’ pathways for developmental learning. In the Middle and Senior Schools, girls engage in a strong core curriculum that provides the ideal preparation for either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Sport: Sporting skills, physical health and fitness and an understanding of the importance of teamwork are integral to a healthy lifestyle and are emphasised in the sporting program that incorporates the full range of Girls Sports Victoria (GSV) plus a number of specialist sports.

Extra-curricular activities: PLC offers a wide range of opportunities for girls. In 2012, girls participated in productions including Beauty and the Beast, 1984 and Jungle Book with boys from Scotch College. House concerts are also a major school highlight with girls undertaking every aspect of the creative development of these mini musicals, including script writing, acting, music, singing and dancing, backdrops, props and direction. PLC encourages girls to explore their love of music, whether singing in choirs, playing in their own rock band or jazz group, composing music, performing in orchestras or simply refining their skills on one of many musical instruments from which they may choose. There is a compulsory sequential outdoor education program in Years 7 to 11. Girls can join many clubs including equestrian, Duke of Edinburgh, chess, drama, environment, music, debating, literature, SUIS and Amnesty International.

Academic performance: PLC has an outstanding history of academic performance, with the Class of 2012 again achieving top results.
• Four girls achieved an ATAR of 99.95
• 14 per cent achieved an ATAR of 99+
• 25 per cent achieved an ATAR of 98+
• 46 per cent achieved an ATAR of 95+
• 70 per cent achieved an ATAR of 90+
These achievements stem from hard work, personal endeavour, the care and professionalism of teachers and the encouragement of fellow students and parents. Congratulations to all of the girls.

Scholarships: PLC offers Academic, Music, General Excellence and Boarding scholarships for girls entering at Years 7 to 11 in Senior School. Daughters and granddaughters of Old Collegians are encouraged to apply.

Boarding: Located in a delightful garden setting, a state-of-the-art boarding house provides a friendly and safe environment for over 100 girls from regional Australia and abroad. This facility is modern and extremely comfortable, featuring individual bedrooms for senior girls. Boarders have access to the college’s extensive recreational and sporting facilities as well as computers for study needs.

School tours
: Tours of the college facilities and meetings with the Principal and staff are available at PLC’s School Tour information mornings. Tour dates for 2013 are 13 and 16 February, 22 and 25 May, 14 and 17 August and 23 October. All tours start at 9.30am. For more information or a personal tour please contact the Registrar, Mrs Angela Hurley, on (03) 9808 5811.

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment approx 1450 students
Fees: 12k - 16k
tuition from $13,828 for prep to $24,928 for years 10 to 12. boarding fees are $24,084 per annum. fees include the cost of compulsory outdoor education activities, visiting speakers, artists, entertainers and most day excursions for junior and senior school students. some subject-based camps, excursions and extended trips may incur an additional cost. the fees for international students are higher
Phone
03 9808******* 03 9808 5811
Fax
03 9808******* 03 9808 5998
Address 141 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125
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