Reception – Year 6 (Primary Schooling)
Education in our primary school is focused on the development of the ‘whole child’ through our careful attention to the academic and social learning needs of each individual. Our staff work collaboratively to ensure our high quality learning programs engage all students. A strong partnership with families is valued as an essential part of the growth process for our young learners. Being an R-12 College, our students have access to a range of specialist facilities that enrich and deepen their learning.
Years 7 – 9 (Middle Schooling)
Students from year 7 transition successfully into the middle school. Our middle school program and structure are designed to specifically engage and guide our young adolescents through the important transition from primary to secondary schooling. Through the Australian Curriculum, we design the learning experience to be relevant, rigorous and reflective of individual needs and interests.
Years 10 – 12 (Senior Schooling) Our senior school students, years 10-12, are emerging young adults, each with personalised learning requirements and aspirations. We offer a comprehensive and broad range of Australian Curriculum, SACE and Vocational subjects to ensure all students are able to engage in meaningful, rigorous and relevant learning to support their future pathways.
Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual School
Plympton International College was successfully chosen to become the first South Australian Bilingual College. Evidence shows bilingual students have a competitive edge when leaving school, together with a deep cultural and global understanding. Our Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program equips students with transferrable skills to successfully interact and engage in a competitive globalised world. Most bilingual students can be expected to reach higher levels of second language proficiency than students in other school based language programs.
The subject selection process occurs during Term 3. Students and families will have access to the 2021 Curriculum Handbook, subject teachers will talk with students about the subjects that are available, and will answer questions that arise. Students will work with home group teachers in Pastoral Care to undertake subject selection as part of the Career Strategy program. Students will be able to select subjects online via Web Preference on the school website. We encourage parents/carers to contact the school for information and assistance throughout the process. Every effort will be made to meet student choices; this is always dependent on the choices and the availability of teachers.
We are an active member of the Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network, which provides our students with increased opportunities, as valuable partnerships exist between member schools to ensure viable classes and expand learning options.
To have a challenging, achievable and enjoyable course of study over the coming year is vital for student engagement and to encourage students to strive for excellence in their learning.