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Diploma

Location Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia
Website http://www.pac.nsw.edu.au/
Email e.vanzwieten@pac.nsw.edu.au
Phone 02 4736 8100
Fax 02 4736 8300

Penrith Anglican College is a co-educational day school committed to academic excellence and growth in Christian values for students from Pre- Kindergarten to Year 12.

The College encourages students to accept Christianity as the spiritual and moral basis of life and to come to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. We aim to nurture students so that they are able to accept responsibility, demonstrate commitment and personal initiative, become self-disciplined and show sensitivity to the needs of others.

Penrith Anglican College aims to stimulate in students intellectual curiosity, the capacity to tackle problems, the ability to think both creatively and logically and the ability to work co-operatively. The College also endeavours to foster an appreciation of the creative arts with Music and Visual Arts taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 8. All students in Years 3 – 6 learn a musical instrument as part of the Music program offered.

The College provides an imaginative, purposeful, caring and enjoyable learning environment, enabling students to progress in accordance with their individual needs and abilities.

CHRISTIAN VALUES AND PASTORAL CARE
At Penrith Anglican College we endeavour to model the Christian faith and students are encouraged to adopt Christian values. All students attend weekly Chapel services and are involved in our Divinity program. The College emphasises care for each student and the development of each student’s God given talents.

Penrith Anglican College teaches that there are absolutes in life, that there is right and wrong, true and false, and that there are consequences for decisions that are made. We require conformity to the highest possible standards of courtesy, public behaviour and uniform.

SETTINGS
The College occupies 18 hectares on one of the highest hills in Penrith. It has magnificent views across the city to the Blue Mountains. All classrooms are air-conditioned.

Spacious classrooms are grouped around a large common “learning centre”, where students can access our “cutting edge” computer network and other library resources. There are discrete libraries within the learning centres: each has been set up to cater for specific age groups from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. This allows for flexible learning approaches to be used to prepare students in this new millennium.

PAC has a 600-seat theatre, gymnasium, an oval, three basketball courts, four cricket nets, play equipment and generous landscaping to enhance our buildings and beautiful location."

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Diploma Programme

Penrith Anglican College students are part of the global community connected through culture, economics, politics, technology and shared environmental concerns. As a result the College is committed to fostering international understanding amongst its students. This is why we offer the IB Diploma as an alternative university entrance course for students in Years 11 and 12. The IB Diploma encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. IB subjects currently offered are: Biology (standard and higher level) Business and Management Chemistry (standard and higher level) English Literature (standard and higher level) French Ab initio (standard level) French B (standard and higher level) History (standard and higher level) Information Technology in a Global Society (standard and higher level) Mandarin Ab initio (standard level) Math Studies (standard level) Mathematics (standard and higher level) Physics (standard and higher level) Psychology (standard and higher level) Sports, Health & Exercise Science (standard level) Visual Arts (standard and higher level)

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