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PCW Melbourne

Address

187 Dandenong Road, Windsor, VIC, 3181, Australia

General Overview

Girls day school
Commenced in 1873
Number of Students:      600                  
Number of International Students: 45
Nationality mix of international students: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand
CRICOS Provider Code: 03074B

Website:  www.pcw.vic.edu.au


PCW prides itself on 143 years of learning, innovation and friendship for all. The College reflects the contemporary Australia this generation of young women will lead.   PCW is a Catholic secondary school for girls established in 1873 by seven Presentation Sisters - an Irish congregation founded by Nano Nagle. The College has inherited from the Presentation Sisters a tradition of adventure, creating an openness to teaching and learning that infuses the school. Providing six years of education, PCW educates girls for life. Our forward looking education creates pathways beyond school, enriches growth and transforms lives.

With more than 60 nationalities represented, PCW offers a rich, culturally diverse environment where the pursuit of academic excellence is grounded in Christian values. In order to maximise student learning, PCW focuses on knowing and caring for its students.  The wellbeing of all students is a partnership between the staff, students and parents which underpins the academic, social and spiritual dimensions of the entire college community.

 PCW is located 6kms from Melbourne CBD (Central Business District). PCW's central location gives proximity to cosmopolitan shopping, bay and beachside suburbs as well as Melbourne’s major cultural centres. This close access enables students to enjoy and participate in a greater range of facilities, excursions and activities than would normally be possible, making the learning experience event more stimulating and varied.

WHY PCW IS AN OUTSTANDING CHOICE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER

As one of Melbourne oldest schools, founded in 1873 by the Presentation Sisters, PCW is proud of its strong educational history.  PCW Melbourne is renowned for its multi cultural, ethnically and socially diverse community. International students will benefit from this as they adapt to the educational setting. They will also provide a taste of global citizenship to Australian resident students by extending friendship beyond known boundaries and intellectual and social horizons.

    Great Location – very close to city centre, excellent transport facilities

   Wide range of VCE subjects

   Sharing of some senior classes with Christian Brothers College (CBC)

   Broad range of music and art subjects

   Excellent pastoral care of students

   Language / homework support offered for international students

   VCE Results / Pathways

   Competitive Fees for one of Melbourne's finest girls schools - $22,500 - $23,500 per year

   PCW will help provide Homestay for International Students

   Elicos at Hawthorn Language Centre (Melbourne University)

   Careers counselling provided for all students

   CYOD – Choose your own device program. Students can choose between an iPad, Macbook, Tablet or Surface

   International Students receive excellent personal care (staff have made trips to China to visit families)

 PCW will do all it can to assist international students in meeting their academic and regulatory obligations during their stay. Pastoral care and well-being of all students is a priority. We are confident that you will find PCW is a school where your daughter can grow and mature into all that she has waiting for her in life.

 PCW Melbourne achieves consistent VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) results. It offers an extensive range of VCE subjects with students selecting from over 35 studies. For additional information relating to VCE, visit http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au. Good VCE results take the students confidently into the next phase of their lives. Course selection is a crucial part of this process.   Approximately 95% of students go onto pursuing tertiary studies, with the remaining 5% heading into employment. In 2015 over 80% of our students received their top 3 preference. Courses were popular in the areas of Biomedicine & Health Sciences, Arts, Science Technology & Engineering, Commerce, Business & Economics and Art, Design & Architecture. 

2011 College Dux, Nina Hooper, got 6 years of scholarship from Harvard University

2014 College Dux, Damaris Kean, achieving an ATAR of 99.2

Approximately 50% of our students applying for a tertiary course received their 1st preference.

Over 75 % received an offer from their top 3 preferences.

In 2016, 63% of our international students received an offer at either The University of Melbourne, 13% at RMIT, 13% at

Deakins University and 13% at Swinbournes University.

58 % got 1st of university choice, 28% got 2nd preference, 14% got 4th preference

In 2016, 3 of our 2016 cohort of International Students were among the top 10 best student results for the year.

 SCHOOL FACILITIES

•    Science & Technology wing   

•    Computer laboratories

•    Visual Art, Textile &  Design studios   

•    Large outdoor recreation spaces

•    Dedicated Music rooms &  individual practice studios   

•    Modern Library and study facilities

 CURRICULUM AT PCW

In the Senior Years at PCW (commencing in Year 10) students are assisted in developing a course plan that will facilitate them moving through the Senior School enabling them to choose the appropriate senior school certificate for their desired pathway. Students work closely with specialist educational and career consultants who provide study and career advice.

Students may select to study The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or The Victorian Certificate of Applied learning (VCAL).

THE VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION – VCE

This certificate recognises the successful completion of secondary education. The VCE provides pathways to further study at University, technical and Further Education (TAFE) and to employment.

 VCE CORE STUDIES

English

Religious Education

VCE STUDY SELECTIONS
 ENGLISH

EAL

Literature

HUMANITIES

20th Century History

History Revolutions

Australian History

Legal Studies

Politics

Accounting

Business Management

Economics

Geography

LOTE

French

Italian

Japanese

MATHEMATICS

General Mathematics

Mathematical Methods

Further Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics

PERFORMING ARTS

Drama

Theatre Studies

Music Performance

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH

Health & Human Development

Physical Education

Outdoor Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religion & Society

Text & Traditions

SCIENCE

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Psychology

TECHNOLOGY

Design & Technology

Information Technology

Visual Communications & Design

VISUAL ARTS

Art

Studio Art

*Subjects offered may change

TERTIARY PATHWAYS

The College offers multiple senior pathways including VCE with over 30 study options and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VET (Vocational & Educational Training) study options.  Each student works with an educational and career consultant helping them to select their courses which lead to their chosen pathway of university, TAFE or employment.

  SPORT

The students participate in a large variety of activities including:

•    Dance   

•    Self defence

•    Australian Rules Football   

•    Golf

•    Lawn bowls  

•    Swimming

•    Aerobics and lifesaving   

•    Hockey

•    Basketball

•    Soccer

•    Badmittion

•    Volleyball

•    Cricket

•    Running

•    Athletics

•    and many more opportunities 


Fees

Tuition fee

inclusive of the VCAA fees

Application fee (non-refundable)

English assessment fee (non-refundable)

(If required)

(Excludes costs such as OSHC, uniforms, stationery and other school activities)

 

Homestay fees

Homestay rent per week

Homestay placement cost

$23,000

$250

$250

$250

 

 

 

 

 $300

$240