PLC is large enough to provide a wealth of opportunities, yet small enough for each individual girl to be known, cared for and valued. 

Our Pastoral Care Program is an integral part of an environment where staff lead by example, students’ voices are valued, and where diversity and personal excellence are celebrated across a school community that champions the unique value of every individual.

The program is headed by our Deputy Principal and implemented by a team of Year Level Co-ordinators and class teachers. Specialist counsellors and trained psychologists provide expert help while the College Chaplain provides spiritual guidance and encouragement for girls of every faith.

Senior School

In the Senior School, student care, wellbeing and an appreciation of the social, ethical and cultural influences that shape our lives, are supported by our Pastoral Care Program which is designed to reflect the girls’ needs at different stages of their development.

The Pastoral Care program provides a sequential focus for each year level, including:

Year 7

  • The transition to Senior School
  • Peer-to-peer programs with Year 10 “buddies”
  • A five day outdoor education experience
  • Social and cultural engagement programs

 

Year 8

  • Wise and Well Day program
  • The importance of Cyber-safety and Digital Citizenship workshop
  • Skills for Living; communication, self-defence and health awareness programs 
  • A five-day outdoor education experience
  • A social awareness and developmental program
 

Year 9

  • OutLook.9 – An innovative learning adventure involving three separate weeks spent exploring the Victorian bush, PLC's local community and Melbourne's city centre
  • Optional involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program
 

Year 10

  • Work experience and job skills workshops
  • SILK (Service, Initiative, Leadership, Knowledge), which includes Peer Links, “Big Sister, Little Sister”, Year 7 camp leadership, House magazines, and sports coaching
  • Year 10 Bright Stars Program
  • A two-day Participation in Politics (PIP) program exploring our democratic society
  • A five-day outdoor education experience, planned by the students
  • Optional involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program 

 

Year 11

  • A weekly series of speakers, information sessions and specialist-led activities
  • Careers counselling, mindfulness and positive mindset sessions
  • The Year 11 Leadership Camp
  • The school magazine, Patchwork Committee
  • World Vision 40 Hour Famine Committee
 
Year 12
  • A weekly program of speakers, information sessions and specialist-led activities
  • Careers counselling, mindfulness and positive mindset sessions
  • Student leadership roles in the day school, Boarding House, House, Social Action, clubs and special interests

Junior School

In the Junior School we believe that healthy relationships are based upon a foundation of clear and open communication. Our staff work with girls to encourage them to be active participants, valued for their thoughts, ideas and involvement in the school community.

The "Bounce Back" program assists students in developing self-esteem and confidence through a range of strategies that lead to positive relationships and successful interpersonal skills.

Student well-being is overseen by our team of staff and is interconnected through the Class and Specialist programs, Junior School Student Council and whole-school events such as assemblies and special days. 

Programs in the Junior School include:

  • A whole-school Personal and Social Development program
  • School assemblies that explore the values of connectedness, acceptance and belonging
  • Cross-age buddies from Prep to Year 5
  • House and inter-class activity days
  • Transition to Senior School program, which prepares girls for life in the Senior School
  • Support from the school Counselling Department