Term 2 Campus Tours

Tours of our campus will leave the H.A. Macdonald Pavilion at 9.30am each Thursday during Term 2. This will be a great opportunity to see our school in action. Bookings are not needed. All welcome!

Masked Ball

The Peninsula School has the pleasure of requesting your attendance at our Masked Ball, to be held on Saturday 9 May at Mornington Racing Club.

Prachi is off to Canberra!

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Prachi Rane, who has been selected to travel to Canberra in March to attend the 2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention. Prachi will be one of 120 students selected nationwide to take part in this convention which will be held at Old Parliament House. The topic of the 2015 Convention is: Checks and balances: do we need an Australian Bill of Rights? Discussion at the Convention will include a focus on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

A Top Act!

Congratulations to Jonathan Carter and Sian Crowe of Year 12, who have had their 2014 VCE Theatre Studies monologue performances selected for Top Acts, 2015. Following successful audition, they were selected to perform at the Victorian Arts Centre in March. Brilliant!

FMPRG Schools Art Award winner!

Congratulations to Lucy Mitchell (Year 11) whose photograph won in the Year 11 and 12 category of the FMPRG Schools Art Award, designed to coincide with the Archibald Prize Exhibition.

WELCOME TO Peninsula 

The Peninsula School is a day and boarding school for approximately 1450 students from three-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12.

At The Peninsula School we see learning not just as a path to university and a career, but also as a path to pleasure. The books we read, the science we absorb, the languages we learn, the artistic, sporting and musical skills we acquire are the tools that enable us to fulfil our potential.

The best education is not about cramming for exams but preparing young people for life in all its aspects. Our aim is to help each child in our school community reach their potential. We achieve this by rigorous attention to academic outcomes combined with an extensive co-curricular program. Our Year 12 students consistently achieve above State averages at VCE. In 2013, 21 of our VCE students ranked in the top 5% in Victoria; and 46 ranked in the top 10%, with the Class of 2013 recording a median ATAR of 81.7, an outstanding result.

Our international students benefit from the specialised facility of our English Language Centre, where they can hone their English skills before entering the mainstream classrooms. We also have 500 students studying on two campuses in China, where their excellent VCE results help them achieve a university place in the highly competitive Chinese system, or they can choose to study in Australia.

Our co-curricular activities include a highly respected music and drama program, sporting opportunities, a House program, unsurpassed pastoral care, a well defined code of behaviour and a well developed sense of community.

Our students' achievements are testament to the dedication and expertise of our teachers, who enjoy a close relationship with their students at all year levels. This personal knowledge gives them a good appreciation of what each student needs, educationally and socially. We continue to be justifiably proud of the well-rounded, well-educated, considerate and community-minded young people who constitute our past and present student body.

If you would like to find out how your child can join our school community, please contact our Admissions Office or phone 9788 7777 for more information or to arrange a tour.


From the Principal

I am delighted to be able to inform you that our Head of Senior School, Kate Hadwen, has been appointed as the tenth Principal of PLC, Perth.

Presbyterian Ladies College is one of the leading schools in W.A. and enjoys an enviable reputation within the Independent School system nationally.

Peninsula’s current reputation for excellence in learning and wellbeing is in no small part due to Kate’s enthusiasm, leadership and passion for student learning. She will be leaving our Senior School in an excellent position.

Kate holds a special place in the School’s history as the first Head of the Zammit Centre. The students of our Senior School have been the beneficiaries of her drive and determination.

It has been a great privilege to work with Kate. I have particularly appreciated her personal style of leadership which has also been very much admired by our parent and wider community.

On behalf of the entire school community, I congratulate Kate on this wonderful appointment. PLC has chosen very wisely.

We will have the opportunity to celebrate this achievement with Kate as the year progresses.

In the meantime, we will start the exciting process of recruiting a successor for Kate in the near future.

Stuart Johnston
March 2015




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