Transition Program

PLC Sydney’s Transition Class caters to students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

Established in 1994, the Transition Program is designed to develop academic skills, independent living skills and social skills for students whose primary presenting disability is mild or moderate intellectual disability such that they can make a successful transition to work from school and caters to individual needs.

Students receive small group tuition to complete the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Life Skills program. Student are fully involved in the life of the School. Some students attend mainstream classes.

Our team of highly trained professionals delivers a unique learning environment where girls feel comfortable and are encouraged to develop their own unique talents and interests.

Activities include:

  • Travel training
  • Community access
  • Staying safe programs
  • Camps
  • Recreation
  • Physical Education
  • Life-skills
  • Drama

Senior students are able to live in the Transition House for periods of four nights at a time. The house provides a natural learning environment that enables students to maximise independence, productivity and effective integration into the community.

Senior students attend work experience, link with TAFE and participate in operating a small business. They are well supported as they move from school to their next environment.

NB. Please note that the number of students in the Transition Program is capped at 30. The number of students in the program presenting with a moderate intellectual disability is capped at 10 at any one time. An offer of enrolment in the Transition program will only be made if a place is available. 

download-icon For more information, please download our Transition Brochure or contact our Enrolments Office on (+612) 9704 5695. 


“School taught me to be and feel independent. Mrs McAllum knew what I needed and really cared for me. I am also thankful for the lifelong friendships I made with students and staff. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for PLC Sydney’s Transition Program”. Dina, Ex-student