Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney is a school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, offering a broad curriculum to students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Boarding is available from Year 7.
Founded in 1888 and situated at Croydon, the College is set within 4.4 hectares of landscaped grounds and retains its nineteenth century heritage buildings and gardens alongside modern state-of-the-art facilities.
PLC Sydney aims to educate young women from the basis of a Christian world view to make a difference in a rapidly changing global society. Its graduates are young women of integrity and purpose who make a fine contribution to society and carry a genuine concern for the welfare of others.
The facilities at PLC Sydney are among the most flexible and exciting offered by any Australian school. Our exceptional facilities include an Aquatic Institute, Performing Arts Complex, Research Centre, Art, Design and Technology Studios and a Centre for Public Speaking.
Students at PLC Sydney have the opportunity to participate in a vast co-curricular programme. There is something for everyone. There are activities for those who like to talk, those who like to be active, those who like to compete, those who like to make music, those who like to think and theorise, those who like to experiment, those who want to understand other cultures and those who want to change the world.
The extensive range of co-curricular activities available include Music, Sport, Science, Chess, Debating, Drama, Speech, Tournament of the Minds, Model United Nations Assembly, Writer’s Group, College Crow (the school newspaper), Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Book Club, Art and Design Club and much more.
In addition private lessons are available in a wide variety of instruments, musicianship, gymnastics, tennis, speech, drama, art, swimming and diving.
Service Learning offers PLC Sydney students an opportunity to make a difference. It fosters leadership, creativity and problem solving and builds strong connections between our students and the communities they support.
Through the Service Learning program at PLC Sydney, students are encouraged to reach out to local, national and international communities that are in need of support. Each year group focuses on one or more projects, learning about the needs of the community involved and then organising fundraising initiatives.
International exchange is an annual Year 10 program which offers reciprocal placements in our fourteen partner schools across the world: Brazil, China, Denmark, England (2 schools), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy (2 schools), Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, The Netherlands, and Vietnam.
Students experience many benefits from exchange including increased intercultural understanding, developing a sense of international citizenship, enhanced foreign language study and fostering a commitment to the principles of peace, social justice and mutual respect.
Boarders at PLC Sydney thrive in our caring and friendly boarding house. Our small boarding house for only 65 students means that we know our students intimately and are able to cater for individual needs.
The house is structured vertically so the girls socialise and mentor each other across all year groups and the majority of our boarders are permanent rather than weekly boarders, providing a stable and supportive environment.
Boarding at PLC Sydney provides students with the opportunity to form life-long friendships with girls from Australia and overseas.