Since 1875, the girls of Presbyterian Ladies’ College have enjoyed an outstanding education within a caring and vibrant college community. Today, PLC not only builds on those fine traditions, it is also responsive to the needs of girls who will grow up in tomorrow’s world. Pastoral care and the welfare of students are fundamental to the school’s philosophy and underpin the extensive curricular and co-curricular programs available to students. PLC’s Christian foundation sees expression in student Christian groups and community fellowship events.
In the Junior School, PLC offers exceptional early literacy and numeracy programs that empower 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 VCE or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
PLC has an outstanding history of academic performance, with the Class of 2011 again achieving top results.
• 3 girls achieved an ATAR of 99.95
• 19% girls achieved an ATAR of 99+
• 31% achieved an ATAR of 98+
• 50% achieved an ATAR of 95+
• 66% achieved an ATAR of 90+
These achievements result from hard work, personal endeavour, the care and professionalism of teachers and the encouragement of fellow students and parents.
Congratulations to all of our girls!
Sporting skills, physical health and fitness and an understanding of the importance of teamwork are integral to a healthy lifestyle and are emphasized in the sporting program that incorporates the full range of GSV Girls sports plus a number of specialist sports.
Extra-curricular activities: PLC offers a wide range of opportunities for girls. In 2011, girls participated in productions including The Mikado, Pinochio and Away with boys from Scotch College.
House Concerts are also a highlight with girls undertaking every aspect of the creative development — script writing, acting, music, singing and dancing, backdrops, props and direction — of these mini musicals. PLC also encourages girls to explore their love of music, whether it is singing in choirs, playing in their own rock band or jazz group, composing music, performing in orchestras or simply perfecting their skills on one of many musical instruments from which they can choose.
There is a compulsory sequential outdoor education program in Years 7 to 10. Girls can join clubs for equestrian, bushwalking, chess, drama, environment, music, debating, literature, SUIS and Amnesty International. Also, extensive choral, ensemble, band and orchestral activities are available.
Located in a delightful garden setting, the new state-of-the-art Boarding House, opened in 2008, provides a friendly and safe environment for over 100 girls from regional Australia and abroad. This new facility is extremely comfortable, features individual bedrooms for senior girls and modern facilities. Boarders have access to the college’s extensive recreational and sporting facilities as well as computers for study needs.
Private buses transport girls from many suburbs directly into the College’s grounds whilst the No. 75 East Burwood tram and public buses from Box Hill station pass the school gates.