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30 Oct 2022
An application should be submitted to PLC Sydney as early as possible, after a birth certificate is received. The College experiences high demand across all year groups and is heavily subscribed. We encourage early application to avoid disappointment as priority is given by date of application.
Approximately 1400 students, with 500 in the Junior School.
Girls can be enrolled in any year group at PLC Sydney, subject to availability. The main intake years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Years 3, 5, 7 and 11.
All applications are on a wait list until interview. For intake years this is in the two year period prior to commencement. For other year groups it is closer to the expected commencement. Offers are made after interview, based on date of application.We can also waitlist students for other year groups, as required, in case a place becomes available.The College is currently experiencing high demand across all future year groups and is heavily subscribed. We encourage early application to avoid disappointment as priority is given by date of application.
A child must turn four years by 31 May of the year of commencement.
There are currently limited spaces in some year groups. Please ring the Enrolments' office on (+612) 9704 5666 to enquire on specifics.
The College is home to approximately 54 weekly and full time boarders from Year 7 to Year 12 from regional NSW, overseas and local areas. Year 12 boarders live in single rooms while all other girls reside in shared rooms.
The College’s location in Sydney’s inner west enables Boarders to easily access the city as well as benefit from close access to all of the College’s terrific facilities, with the extra support from our excellent boarding staff who form an integral part of our close knit boarding family.
In addition to a PLC Sydney Application for Enrolment Form all international students are required to sit an AEAS test for English proficiency and will be required to take an intensive Language school course. The duration of this course will be decided by the College.
PLC Sydney is located at Croydon railway station. Our students travel by train, car or bus.
PLC Sydney provides a Private Bus Service for all PLC Sydney students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. Each bus has been chartered and branded with PLC Sydney signage and operates during term time. Drop off and pick up is from the College. The morning run delivers the girls to school between 8.00 am - 8.15 am and the afternoon run departs at either 3.15 pm or 5.15 pm (depending on the route). Please note that Evandale students are accompanied to and from their campus upon arrival and departure.
PLC Sydney has seven dedicated bus services to help parents avoid the peak-hour commute when transporting students to and from the College:
NB Please note that Route 5 and 7 are exactly the same, but leave the school at different times. Route 5 leaves PLC Sydney at 3.15pm and Route 7 leaves PLC Sydney at 5.15pm.
Students come to PLC from a broad range of Sydney suburbs – the inner western suburbs, Sutherland Shire, Beecroft, Epping, Chipping Norton, Hunters Hill, Drummoyne, Balmain, Haberfield and more.
It's a three-day or five-day-a-week, full-day school term program. The girls are assessed in the year prior to commencement to ensure that the program suits their needs. Girls who are found not ready to commence this program are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten for the following year.
Music is taught by highly trained specialists and making music is at the forefront of all our lessons. Girls explore the voice, violin, ukulele, band and string instruments. Each year group learns something new and exciting:
Transition program caters for approximately twenty eight students in Years 7 to 12 with a range of moderate to mildly intellectual disabilities.
Saturday sport is not compulsory. It is available to students from Year 4 onwards and is encouraged for development of social skills and physical well-being.
Students must complete one term of Sport in Year 7.
No, we take students from all religious backgrounds. All students must participate in our Christian Education programme and worship services.
In the Junior School students attend a religious education lesson each week as well as a Chapel service. There is also a Christian Focus group held at lunchtime once a week for those interested.
Students in Years 7-10 also participate in three Christian Studies lessons a fortnight. All Senior School students attend chapel once a fortnight as well as an assembly each week where the Chaplain gives a brief Christian message. They are welcome to attend a weekly student-led lunchtime group if they choose to do so.
PLC Sydney offers early education opportunities at our Preschool in Ashfield. Located in the heart of Ashfield the purpose built centre opened its doors in 2019 and caters for both girls and boys 3-5 years of age.
At PLC Sydney Preschool Ashfield, you can choose from either 2, 3 or 5 day options. Preschool hours are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and follow the NSW Public School terms with extended care available to support family requirements.
The preschool combines the strengths of a PLC Sydney education, with strong connections to both the College’s facilities and resources. In preschool we prioritise inquiry-based play, encourage the development of language skills and how to socialise well with others - all essential skills for learning in subsequent years of school.
The Pre-K program at PLC Sydney offers both a 3 day (Mon-Wed) and 5 day Pre-Kindergarten program that begins at 8.20 am and concludes at 2.40 pm.
Our Pre-K Program incorporates the expertise of specialist teaching staff from the College as well as sharing its excellent facilities. Each week, the girls participate in specialist art, music, physical education, library and Christian Studies lessons. The girls in Pre-K also follow more formal bell times and play in the ‘big playground’ with our girls up to Year 2. Pre-K children have access to Before and After School Care, and the Learn to Swim and Gymnastics programs.
NB *Children must turn four years of age by the end of May in the year of commencement and a readiness assessment is part of the enrolment process.
You are still able to send your daughter to the preschool with no additional application or enrolment fee required.
You are more than welcome to send your children to our preschool until they are of school age, with no obligation to continue onto PLC Sydney. If you are interested in finding out more information regarding our PLC Sydney Preschools program, please visit preschools.plc.nsw.edu.au or click here to contact the PLC Sydney enrolment office for any enrolments enquiries and a member of our staff will contact you.
Many brothers of girls at PLC Sydney attend Newington College or Trinity Grammar School as they are close by. Scots College is the official brother school of PLC Sydney, both operated by the Presbyterian Church of Australia.