In 2015, Presentation College Windsor Melbourne celebrates over 140 years of sustained commitment to education for all, inclusion and social justice. PCW Melbourne has always been a school of its time — looking forward, taking risks, providing challenges. In the 1880s our graduates were at Melbourne University, establishing a tradition of achievement and leadership that the College continues to embrace and reflect. As of 2014, our school is to now known as PCW Melbourne. Identification of our school with Melbourne reflects our inner-city location as well as our emerging identity as a school with an international focus and engagement, especially with Asia. Our diverse community reflects the contemporary Australia this generation of young women will lead —internationally connected, interested in excellence, innovative and open to change.
Facilities: We are at the forefront of contemporary educational technology with in-classroom electronic applications, iPads for all students and staff, 24/7 online communications for students, staff and families including regular, live, constructive and ongoing feedback on assessments.
PCW Melbourne is a learning-teaching school, with highly qualified, expert staff and a very wide range of studies and programs. As a base school for Melbourne University’s Masters of Teaching, PCW Melbourne is a leading educator of emerging teachers. Research partnerships with Monash and Swinburne Universities contribute to the knowledge of staff and maintain a vital connection with the contemporary education discourse.
Curriculum: Our curriculum promotes academic achievement leading to further education, training and work. Subject selection and careers advice is a 1:1 program, ensuring each student has opportunities to experience success and find their pathway beyond school. The twenty-two year partnership with CBC St Kilda provides co-ed senior classes in 36 VCE studies as well as 18 VET studies and Intermediate and Senior VCAL. Our Year 9 program ‘Eachtra’, offers a year of adventurous learning. Being located 5kms from the CBD, enables us to create a dynamic curriculum that extends well beyond the classroom.