The PLC Lighthouse has been and will continue to be an integral part of the School’s universal approach to wellbeing; providing an anchor for students, staff and the PLC community to learn, experience and practise scientifically-based wellbeing pathways.

We are always looking to improve the range of programmes and activities available to students and the PLC community at the Lighthouse. At the end of last year, we conducted a wellbeing survey for girls from Years 5 to 12 to collect feedback on what aspects of the Lighthouse they loved and what they would like to see improved. 

Learning Life Skills

One of the key, recurring pieces of feedback received in the survey was that the girls wanted their learning to include more practical components. They wanted more opportunities to develop real life skills that they could put to use when they leave school and enter the work force. Using this information, we have started developing programmes and activities in addition to our curricular and co-curricular offerings. 

Creating Job Opportunities for Boarders 

We are currently in the process of offering Lighthouse administrative work to Year 11 and Year 12 Boarders as part-time jobs during the school term. This will provide girls with life skills and real work experience. 

We are aware that boarders don’t have the same opportunities to access part-time jobs during the school term. As part of the job application process, the girls had to develop their resumes, write cover letters and prepare for an interview. 

We are hiring up to eleven boarding students who will commence in Term 2. 

Lighthouse Learning Flexi Programme

This term, we introduced the Lighthouse Learning Flexi Programme, a 50-minute rotating session teaching students from Years 7 – 9 health and wellbeing skills in a practical way. 

In each session, girls rotate through a series of different activities with their House Tutor Group, including Expressive Arts, Yoga, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Mindful Meditation, Healthy Food Preparation and a Fitness Circuit. 

This gives the students an opportunity to learn health and wellbeing skills in a practical way while having fun in the Lighthouse building (and surrounds).

“The Lighthouse Learning Flexi Programme encourages girls to put into practice what they know and understand about being healthy, active and performing”, said the Head of Lighthouse Curriculum, Emily Lockhart. 



Lighthouse Facilities Usage Over the Year


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