Strong Foundations — Amazing Futures
At PLC, we are committed to being a 21st century, future-focused learning community that encourages our students to be creative, reflective and adaptive women equipped with the competencies and personal qualities for life and work.
We recognise that many of our students have similar interests. Therefore we take an individual approach to advising them and encouraging active participation in their own personal learning.
We emphasise a growth mindset with a confident and optimistic approach to career planning. Combined with broader educational experiences our Careers program provides the skills and resources students need to manage their future career pathways.
Through Years 7 to 9, our girls experience an extensive and balanced College curriculum that nurtures the development of their personal interests and skill sets.
In Year 10, students participate in a variety of activities designed to nurture their job-seeking skills. This includes the Year 10 Work Experience program.
A Morrisby Profile completed by each Year 10 student helps identify the girls’ interests and strengths. Combined with one-to-one staff counselling, it informs girls' planning for senior secondary and further tertiary study. Year 10 students are also strongly encouraged to commence and maintain a Portfolio (a record of their engagement in a wide variety of activities in the classroom, extra and co-curricular) to develop the skills necessary for their future careers.
In Years 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to develop Career Action Plans as well as participate in a program of presentations from Careers Practitioners, universities and former students. Topics are designed to assist girls as they navigate the extensive opportunities available to them after Year 12. A personalised Career Action Plan is developed for each Year 12 student and they are supported through university applications as they explore their options after graduation.