The Presbyterian Ladies' College
Presbyterian Ladies College, founded in 1875, is one of Australias
oldest independent girls schools, consistently achieving the
highest of academic standards, within a Christian environment that
welcomes students of all faiths and abilities.
The 16 hectare park-like campus is located 12 kilometres east of
Melbournes central business district. At Presbyterian Ladies'
College the facilities include light, spacious classrooms, an Aquatic
Centre, Music School, gymnasium, sports centre, lecture theatre,
numerous ovals and playing fields as well as tennis, netball and
basketball courts. PLC also uses its 75-hectare bush property for
outdoor education, including environmental activities.
Each student at Presbyterian Ladies' College follows a broad range
of subjects from K-Year 10, giving girls access to the full range
of options in either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in her final two years.
These courses offer over 30 different subjects, including six languages
other than English (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese
and Latin), humanities, mathematics, sciences, information technology,
business studies, music, art and drama. In 2003, PLCs exam
results again positioned PLC as one of Australias leading
schools with 73% of all Year 12 students placed in the top 10% of
the national cohort. Typically, 95% of all Presbyterian Ladies'
College students proceed to university.
Within the academic curriculum, specific programs develop thinking
skills, computer literacy, study skills, teamwork and independence.
The Department of Individual Differences provides for extension
and enrichment, English language support and study skills.
Extensive opportunities in language and cultural exchanges, music,
drama, sport, outdoor education, leadership and service, contribute
the balance in a rounded education and give every girl the opportunity
to explore and develop her own talents and interests. Presbyterian
Ladies' Colleges progress towards developing cultural literacy
grows from the strengths and needs of girls and their families who
represent a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
A spirit of friendliness, good humour and helpfulness characterises
Presbyterian Ladies College.