As a Christian independent girls' school, Presbyterian Ladies' College aims to provide breadth, strength, balance and quality of education in both the national and international context for the purpose of encouraging leadership, service and life-long personal development and learning.
The Christian Foundation of the College is expressed in our motto Lex dei vitae lampas: The law of God is the lamp of life.
From the Principal
Right from the start, PLC has been a leader in girls’ education. Girls at PLC have enjoyed outstanding educational opportunities since the College first opened in 1875. The fine tradition of Christian and Presbyterian education with its strong academic emphasis is still the foundation and focus of the College. And yet the College today is also future focused, responding to the needs of girls growing up in the world of the 21st century. PLC is a unique and vibrant community where learning and relationships are at the centre of College life. Our broad and rigorous liberal education, with its strong academic emphasis and rich and extensive co-curricular program, seeks to instill in our girls an enthusiasm and curiosity for learning, whilst building and developing their confidence and self esteem. Within this dynamic and exciting learning environment, girls at PLC are encouraged to develop their skills and talents across all areas and are challenged to pursue excellence and to achieve their personal best. Our girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, to face new challenges and to become critical thinkers able to discern and analyse information. Technology is integrated across the curriculum ensuring that PLC girls are equipped for today’s digital world. PLC girls consistently attain high standards in academic pursuits, music, drama and sport.
Sport, physical education and health are integral parts of a PLC education, as the girls develop their own fitness whilst gaining an understanding of the importance of teamwork, commitment and fair play. Equally, the wide variety of performing arts provides a wonderful platform for the girls to develop confidence and hone their communication and presentation skills, within a collaborative and cooperative environment.
At PLC we believe that girls will thrive and achieve their best in an environment where they feel secure, valued and affirmed. Within such a nurturing Christian environment girls are encouraged to develop a respect and concern for others, to acquire leadership skills and self discipline and to have a sensitive, informed understanding of other cultures.
A PLC education aims to produce articulate, competent and compassionate young women of integrity, with Christian knowledge and discernment, a willingness to serve others and a desire to use their education and talents to make a significant contribution to society. They will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Your daughter deserves the PLC experience – the kind of experience she will remember and value for a lifetime.