PRESBYTERIAN LADIES' COLLEGE, SYDNEY (PLC SYDNEY)
Founded in 1888, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney, is set within 4.4 hectares of landscaped grounds and retains its 19th-century heritage buildings and gardens. The aim of the college is to provide high quality education in harmony with the tenets of the Presbyterian Church. The college takes girls from Reception (early entry point for four-year-olds) through to Year 12, with boarders from Year 6.
Facilities: Olympic standard gymnasium; fitness centre; aquatic institute with indoor, heated pool; tennis and netball courts; oval; fully equipped computer, information and resource centre; access to Internet and laptops; assembly hall; Performing Arts Centre with 538-seat auditorium and music and drama facilities; studio theatre; language facilities; modern science facilities; Design and Technology Centre which includes extensive facilities for visual and other creative arts and the Adelaide Perry Gallery; careers centre; onsite nursing staff; before- and after- school care; and vacation care.
Subjects Year 7: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, French or Mandarin, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Music, Religious Studies and PD/Health/PE.
Subjects Year 8: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Music, Religious Studies and PD/Health/PE. Electives: Two of German, Latin, French, Japanese and Mandarin.
Subjects Year 9 and 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Australian History and Geography, Religious Studies and PD/Health/PE. Electives: Two of German, Latin, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Textiles and Design, Music and Commerce.
Subjects Year 11 and 12: English (at all levels, including English as a Second Language), Mathematics (at all levels), Senior Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Ancient and Modern History, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Geography, Studies of Religion, PD/Health/PE, German, Japanese, Latin, French, Mandarin, Introductory Indonesian, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Textiles and Design, Board Music, Visual Design and Photography.
Sport: Athletics, basketball, T-ball, modball, softball, cricket (indoor/outdoor), cross-country running, diving, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), hockey, netball, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis, water polo and soccer.
Extracurricular activities: Koinonia (Christian fellowship) and yeargroup prayer and support groups, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Future Problem Solving, Tournament of Minds, Model United Nations Assembly, Archdale Debating, Mock Trial, public speaking, writer of the year, school magazine and newspaper, chess club, science club, drama club, junior and senior drama productions, concert band, wind ensemble, Black Watch Big Band, several orchestras, chamber music ensembles, chamber choir, madrigal group and bells.
Welfare and personal development: Deans of students, year directors, school counsellor, chaplain, careers/tertiary entrance adviser, school nurse, pastoral care in tutor groups and house system.
Famous ex-students: Rosemary Sinclair, Lady Mary Fairfax, Professor Susan Dorsch, Justice Caroline Simpson and Roxanne Hislop.