IB schools meet international benchmarks for best practice in teaching and learning.

Originating in Geneva in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation is committed to educational excellence and a desire to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding.

The IB framework is built around harnessing a child’s natural curiosity. Through inquiry based learning students discover the why, how and what of the world around them.

PLC is the only all-girls' school in WA to offer the IB model. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is taught in the Junior School from Year 1 to 6, while the School offers the IB Diploma as an option to WACE and VET for students in Years 11 and 12.

IB programmes require the study of:

  • English Language and Literature
  • A Second Language
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

In addition, students build their personal qualities and academic resilience through explicit teaching of the IB Learner Profile.

Teachers benefit from additional training and by using resources developed by outstanding educators in their field.