Presbyterian Ladies' College - Perth

Presbyterian Ladies’ College was founded in 1915 and has since sustained an international reputation for academic excellence and outstanding success in preparing young women to lead active, purposeful lives.

At PLC, every girl is given the opportunity to:

  • Develop an appreciation of intellectual challenge and a love of lifelong learning
  • Gain the confidence to question, challenge and be creative
  • Give and receive warmth and human understanding
  • Belong to a community in which to experience the beauty and joy of life itself.

PLC students are encouraged to become critical and compassionate thinkers, to assume responsibility for their own learning and to be informed and engaged participants in local and global issues.

Underlying these precepts is the conviction that women can, and should, make a difference in the world.
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Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) develops the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world outside. It provides an educational framework that develops an understanding of concepts, skills and knowledge and develops positive and responsible attitudes that lead to action.

At PLC, students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 undertake the PYP, which:

  • Provides learning opportunities that are authentic, engaging, relevant, challenging and significant
  • Develops learning through inquiry
  • Develops international-mindedness
  • Develops a positive attitude to learning
  • Emphasises the development of the whole person – physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical.

Diploma Programme (DP)

In Years 11 and 12 students may opt to take the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma rather than the state based WACE/ATAR pathway.

The IB Diploma is widely considered an excellent pathway for future success. It is designed as an integrated whole, where subjects across a range of disciplines work together to ensure students develop their creativity, critical thinking skills and global awareness as well as being active members of their communities.

A Memorandum of Understanding with our brother school, Scotch College, allows for increased diversity and wider subject choice at Diploma level.

Click here to view the courses on offer in the IB Diploma at PLC.