We are blessed with the location of PLC. The Boarding House is located in the heart of the School and the girls are surrounded by all that PLC has to offer.
The banks of the Swan River are a five minute walk away, where the girls can easily access the PLC Rowing programme, relax on the grassy banks of the river or try their hand at using the Boarding House Stand Up Paddle Boards.
A leafy and safe suburb, the PLC Boarding House is situated close to train and bus routes, allowing the older girls to venture into Perth and Fremantle. The Grove Shopping Centre is a short walk away and this is where the girls can stroll after school for refreshments and a spot of shopping.
Our location gives the girls the opportunity to access all that Perth has to offer. The iconic Cottesloe Beach is a 20 minute walk from the Boarding House and can be enjoyed by the older students. For our younger boarders we run regular transport to and from the beach, providing supervision so girls can enjoy all that is on our doorstep. A trip to Fremantle to visit the Arts Centre or the markets, an outing to enjoy the opening of the International Arts Festival in Kings Park, partaking in outdoor cinema experience in Mosman Park, cheering on the Wildcats at HBF stadium, visiting the new Elizabeth Quay… it is all possible. All these activities will serve to enrich and enhance your daughter’s experience while she is in Perth.
We run two programmes throughout the year so that the girls do not miss out on experiencing all that the environment has to offer.
“Quay2Quay” is a whole of boarding endeavour. The girls, over the course of their time in boarding, will walk from Elizabeth Quay in Perth to Victoria Quay in Fremantle – with plenty of highlights in between. Each year group will walk a specific part of the total walk. The aim is that by the time they reach Year 12 the girls will have walked a massive circle around the suburbs of Perth.
“Look up” is all about encouraging and enabling spontaneous activities within the student body. A staff member will gather up the students and organise an activity in which they will participate. It may be conducted within or outside the confines of the School. Sometimes it might result in a walk to the beach and other times it might be playing a game of basketball or cards. As a result, the girls get to “look up” and see what is around them and enjoy the experience with other students and staff.