2013

98%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1386
  • Non-English Speaking39%
  • Top Quarter77%
  • Bottom Quarter1%
2012

97%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1362
  • Non-English Speaking3%
  • Top Quarter77%
  • Bottom Quarter0%
2011

96%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1340
  • Non-English Speaking1%
  • Top Quarter84%
  • Bottom Quarter0%
2010

97%Student Attendence Rate

  • Enrollments1352
  • Non-English Speaking66%
  • Top Quarter84%
  • Bottom Quarter2%
2013

Rank 2 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 97
  • Reading 91
  • Writing 99
  • Language 99
  • Numeracy 100
2012

Rank 2 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 90
  • Writing 98
  • Language 98
  • Numeracy 95
2011

Rank 1 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 99
  • Reading 99
  • Writing 98
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2010

Rank 6 Primary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 97
  • Writing 95
  • Language 99
  • Numeracy 90
2013

Rank 3 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 98
  • Reading 93
  • Writing 100
  • Language 96
  • Numeracy 100
2012

Rank 1 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 99
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2011

Rank 5 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 99
  • Reading 96
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2010

Rank 1 Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 100
  • Reading 100
  • Writing 100
  • Language 100
  • Numeracy 100
2013

Rank 10 2013 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 282
  • Median Score 36
  • 40+ Subjects% 31
  • 48+ Students% 6
  • Number of 50 6
2012

Rank 23 2012 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 260
  • Median Score 36
  • 40+ Subjects% 28
  • 48+ Students% 4
  • Number of 50 3
2011

Rank 10 2011 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 257
  • Median Score 36
  • 40+ Subjects% 30
  • 48+ Students% 6
  • Number of 50 10
2010

Rank 27 2010 VCE Ranking

  • Exams Sat 286
  • Median Score 35
  • 40+ Subjects% 25
  • 48+ Students% 6
  • Number of 50 10
School TypeCombined
Address

141 Burwood Hwy , Burwood VIC 3125 Australia


Nearby House Sold Price
Phone03 9808 5811
Website www.plc.vic.edu.au...
GenderFemale
ReligionPresbyterian

Key Facts

Costs

Year 10 are $24,928
Year 12 are $24,928

International Fee

Year 10 are $29,870
Year 12 are $29,870

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

1370 students,
420 up to Year 6,
950 in secondary (Big)
172 in Year 12
282 in VCE level 3/4 Units
4 in VCE VET
68 taking IB Diploma;

Gender

100% girls

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are streamed.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Overview of senior secondary subjects

35 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Selected senior secondary results

31% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 36;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Overview of IB Diploma

16 IB subjects on offer;
Languages; Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, German B, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Selected senior secondary IB results

100% of IB student successfully obtained an IB diploma

Activities and Support

18 music options; 61 sporting activities; 29 other clubs or activities; 15 support staff.

Destinations

98% to university
2% to TAFE

The School’s Own View

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; netball and basketball courts; numerous ovals; a new state-of-the-art hockey and tennis facility; a gymnasium; a heated indoor Aquatic Centre; a 200-seat lecture theatre; a new Year 7 Education Centre; and an Early Learning Centre, all set within 18 hectares of parkland.

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).

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.

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, which incorporates the full range of Girls Sports Victoria (GSV) sports 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 The 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 though 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.

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 stateof- 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 include 22 and 25 May, 14 and 17 August and 23 October. All tours start at 9.30 am. For more information or a personal tour, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Angela Hurley, on (03) 9808 5811.

Alexander Wright Wales Scholarship

For entry into Year 7. Awarded for financial disadvantage. Must be completing Year 6 in a Victorian government primary school.

Costs

Remission of tuition fees and boarding fees (for country students) for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Female

Number per year

1

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

Boarding Scholarships and Bursaries

Based on an exam and financial disadvantage. Preference is given to students who demonstrate a capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of boarding fees for the duration of enrolment. May also include partial remission of tuition fees.

Gender

Female

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

Academic (Council) Scholarships

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Based on an exam, school reports and an interview.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Female

Number per year

15

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

General Excellence Scholarship

Awarded for high achievement in the scholarship exams and evidence of general excellence in a range of activities.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Female

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

Music Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Awarded for outstanding performance in an orchestral or band instrument, piano or voice. Based on an audition and an exam.

Costs

Partial remission of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment. May include remission of music tuition fees for 50-minute private lessons in 1 or 2 instruments for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Female

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

Old Collegians Scholarship

For entry into Year 7. Open to daughters or grand-daughters of Old Collegians. Based on academic excellence, financial disadvantage, school reports, an interview, and capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities.

Costs

Covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.

Gender

Female

Number per year

1

Maximum Tenure

6 years

Contact Details

Mrs Angela Hurley, Registrar (03) 98085811

Please note that location of this property on map is approximate and street view images may not show the exact property advertised.

  • 141 Burwood Hwy , Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
  • 03 9808 5811
  • website

Burwood, VIC 3125
(12.34 km to CBD)

Median House Price

$1,230,000

Median Unit Price

$707,000