Extension and Enrichment

Students have different abilities and learning styles and we have a comprehensive extension and support program in place to support the diverse needs of our students.

Learning Support

Specialist teachers in literacy and numeracy provide regular support in the classroom and in small groups, according to student needs. These teachers work closely with classroom teachers to develop programs and assess and monitor student progress.

A specialist EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) teacher is also available to work with students whose first language is not English. The EALD program is delivered in small groups or to individuals .

extension and enrichment

Our comprehensive gifted and talented program caters for students in the following ways:

Classroom – differentiated teaching strategies are integrated into programs to cater for the learning needs of all students and support their growth towards academic excellence.

Special Extension Courses (SPEC) – short term courses for small groups of students who demonstrate readiness for challenge, extension and enrichment activities. 

Additional opportunities – to support academic growth beyond the classroom we offer a range of academic competitions such as Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, Association of Independent Schools Mathematics Enrichment Camp, Debating, Chess and other specialist clubs and activities. 

Known for academic excellence, PLC Sydney has a dedicated Extension Centre which caters for gifted and talented children across Sydney. It is one of the longest running programs of its kind in Australia

extension-icon For more information about the PLC Extension Centre please visit our Extension Centre site.