Dear PLC Sydney Community

At PLC Sydney we seek to be a College that achieves both excellence and what we call 'reach'. Students are able to achieve excellence academically, and in co-curricular endeavours. Yet we also set our task to enable each student to achieve her best in whatever area she may find her niche.

In Issue 17 of our Connections newsletter I have been discussing how at PLC Sydney we pride ourselves on having established a very broad program at a very high level. Whether it be academic results or our efforts on the sporting field or cultural pursuits, we seek to offer strong programs. An example of this is how PLC Sydney excels in Public Speaking.

One of the annual events we compete in is the AHIGS Festival of Speech, which is the most comprehensive of all the speech competitions as it features debating, prose reading, poetry recital and reading, religious and ethical questions, current affairs and drama. Significantly PLC Sydney has finished in the top three every year since inception, and in the top two on all but one occasion.

Below is a list of the competition winners over the history of the AHIGS Festival of Speech. 

Year 
Overall Champion
PLC Sydney Placing
1996
Roseville
2nd
1997
PLC Sydney
1st
1998
PLC Sydney
1st
1999
PLC Sydney
1st
2000
PLC Sydney
1st
2001
PLC Sydney
1st
2002
PLC Sydney
1st
2003
PLC Sydney
1st
2004
PLC Sydney
1st
2005
PLC Sydney
1st
2006
PLC Sydney
1st
2007
Kambala
2nd
2008
PLC Sydney
1st
2009
SCEGGS
3rd
2010
SCEGGS
2nd
2011
PLC Sydney
1st
2012
SCEGGS
2nd
2013
SCEGGS
2nd
2014
SCEGGS
2nd
2015
PLC Sydney
1st
2016
Ravenswood
2nd

Chinese is another subject areas where PLC Sydney has achieved consistently excellent results, with many top ten places in every since since 2006. See the table of results below.

Year
Chinese HSC Courses & number of students achieving over 90% (students)
Student name
Achievement
2006

Beginners
(3 students)

Michelle Wang

10th position in the State

2007

Extension
(2 students)

 

 

2008

Continuers
(5 students)

Jessica Cheung

4th position in the State

Beginners
(2 students)

 

 

 

2009

Continuers
(1 student)

Sarah Harvey

3rd position in the State

Extension
(2 students)

 

 

 

2010

Continuers
(5 students)

Extension
(5 students)

Yunsi Feng

4th position in the State
5th position in the State

Extension

Ji Hyeon Kim

4th position in the State

 

2011

Continuers
(4 students)

Extension
(3 students)

Rebecca Xu

3rd position in the State
5th position in the State

2012

Extension
(1 student)

Mercy Saw

1st position in the State

Beginners
(7 students)

 

 

 

2013

Continuers
(1 student)

Caroline Lee

2nd position in the State

Beginners
(1 student)

 

 

 

2014

Heritage
(2 students)

 

 

Beginners
(4 students)

Shirley Hou

5th position in the State

 

2015

Heritage
(2 students)

Ying Yi Lim

1st position in the State

Extension
(3 students)

Celine Garrett

1st position in the State

 

Extension

Clare Jiang

3rd position in the State

 

Extension CC
(4 students)

Chemonica Niranjan

5th position in the State
5th position in the State

 

Beginners
(2 students)

 

 

 

I will highlight other subject areas and co-curricular activities where PLC Sydney students have achieved excellent results in future editions. Needless to say, we are very proud of all our extremely talented and diligent students at PLC Sydney.
Dr Paul Burgis
Principal