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PCW Melbourne


Girls day school
Year commenced: 1873
Number of Students: 420                   
Number of International Students: 18
Nationality mix of international students: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand
CRICOS Provider Code: 03074B
Website: www.pcw.vic.edu.au


187 Dandenong Road
Victoria 3181

Presentation College Windsor (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.
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.


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).
  • Accounting, Economics, Business Management
  • English, English Communication 
  • General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics, Specialist Mathematics
  • Chemistry, Biology, Physics
  • 20th Century History, Australian History, History Revolutions, 
  • Economics, Accounting, Geography, Legal Studies, Politics, 
  • Drama, Theatre Studios, Music Performance
  • Art, Studio Art
  • Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Health & Human Development
  • French, Italian, Japanese 
  • Design and Technology, Information Technology, Visual and Communication Design 


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.
School Facilities at Presentation College Windsor
PCW is conveniently 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. As one of Melbourne's oldest college PCW's buildings are a unique blend of historical buildings housing state of the art facilities. PCW is also unique in the fact that senior PCW girl's share some classes with their brother school Christian Brothers College (CBC) St Kilda.
  • Cutting edge science and technology wing
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Visual Art, Textile &  Design studios   
  • Large outdoor recreation spaces
  • Dedicated Music rooms &  individual practice studios   
  • Modern Library and study facilities
  • Choose your own device program. Students can choose between an iPad, Macbook, Tablet or Surface


Presentation College Windsor’s co-curricular program complements and extends classroom learning. The College has a fine tradition of theatrical productions that cover a variety of genres and styles. In recent times, the College has produced shows such as The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Bugsy Malone and Godspell in partnership with CBC St Kilda. Productions are a team effort involving hundreds of students and staff. All students are invited to audition for the annual production.
Participation in physical activity also gives young people opportunities for self-confidence, achievement and social interaction, as well as for learning the spirit of fair play. In addition to the Physical Education Curriculum, students can choose to be involved in a great range of activities. Sports available at PCW include:
  • Athletics
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Aerobics and Lifesaving
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
  • Rowing 
  • Touch Football
  • Dance


"I think this school is excellent. The school is very welcoming, the teachers and students are very lovely and overall I am loving it! I have had so many great opportunities since moving here. I find the school caters for everyones individual needs."