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 whilst PLC’s Christian foundation sees expression through student participation and community fellowship activities.

Facilities: Since 2011, PLC has significantly transformed the campus, developing state-of-the-art new facilities and updating current buildings to achieve the highest possible learning and living environments.  These new developments include a new Learning Resource Centre featuring a spacious new library and IT and AV labs; a new Year 7 Centre designed to help girls transition to life in the Senior School, a new hockey and tennis facility; the completely transformed and developed state-of-the-art new science laboratories; a new Year 8 and 9 Learning Hub, a newly transformed quadrangle and living hub space and the start of construction of the new Performing Arts Centre due to be completed in 2016.  Other facilities include extensive art, design and ceramics studios; a music school; ovals; hockey fields; gymnasium; Aquatic Centre and lecture theatres, all set within 16 acres of grounds.

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 2014, girls participated in productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Our Town and David Copperfield 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.

Academic performance: PLC has an outstanding history of academic performance, with the Class of 2014 again achieving top results.

5 girls achieved a perfect ATAR score of 99.95!

·8% achieved an ATAR of 99.5+ placing them in the top 0.5% of Australia

·13% achieved an ATAR of 99+ placing them in the top 1% of Australia

·23% achieved an ATAR of 98+ placing them in the top 2% of Australia

·43% achieved an ATAR of 95+ placing them in the top 5% of Australia

·71% achieved an ATAR of 90+ placing them in the top 10% of Australia

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 2015 include 20 and 23 May, 5 and 8 August and 21 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.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Christian
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1480 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: 12k - 16k Over 16k Tuition from $15,240 for Prep to $27,480 for Years 10 to 12. Boarding fees are $25,480 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.
  • Address:141 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125
  • Phone:03 9808 5811
  • Fax:03 9808 5998

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