Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are special places where imagineering and learning go hand in hand.
It is the perfect place for an excellent educational start to school life. The programme is designed to engage curious young minds where inquiry, imagination, creativity and the wonder of learning matters.
PLC caters for both boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten (3 years old) and Kindergarten (4 years old).
Students in Pre-Kindergarten have the option of attending either three days or five days per week.
Our approach is to discover, recognise and respond to the individual child’s strength, passions and contributions. Children each have their own stories to tell and are respected as being fully formed right now rather than in a state of ‘becoming’. Habits of minds are cultivated and thinking is extended. Boundaries, structures and routines are provided to optimise childhood.
Our programme is specifically designed to engage students in authentic learning for sustained periods of time. In this way students feel valued as a unique being in the process of discovering themselves.
Find out more about our exceptional Primary Years Programme by clicking the ‘drop down’ menus below.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 12, is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. It challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. The PYP aims to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
The PYP is taught in over 109 countries (over 5000 schools) with the framework being uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. The Australian Curriculum is taught using the PYP framework to deliver the curriculum in a relevant, rigorous and engaging way.
At the core of all IB Programmes is the Learner Profile. The aim of the programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
Find out more about the IB Primary Years Programme here.
PLC Perth has superb facilities, however, our programmes are what we are most proud of. We continuously innovate, driven by what is relevant to our students, as well as providing them with the skills they will need beyond school.
Below you will find some of the programmes we offer to Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten students.
After school, we offer exciting and varied co-curricular programmes for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.
Students will learn jazz dancing moves in this fun and upbeat class! Students develop co-ordination, confidence, good posture andfurther their musical awareness. The focus of the class is to develop a love of dance and movement.
A classical ballet-based creative movement class designed to introduce pre-schoolers to ballet using dance, imagination and creative movement
This class is a fundamental acrobatic skills class where students will
learn to tumble, laugh, grow and play together and exploring how their body can move in space
Suzuki String Groups (Kindergarten only)
Suzuki String Group Class is for all Suzuki string students in the Junior School. Students who learn from an accredited Suzuki teacher outside the school are also welcome to attend
Kinder Karate combines basic martial arts and gymnastics skills, co-ordination development and healthy play. Children will learn about safe karate movements while improving their self-confidence and ability to focus. They will also be taught about being calm and confident, the importance of personal boundaries, stranger danger and how to avoid dangerous situations.
Extension and Support
At PLC, extension and support is inclusive. Our Learning Enrichment Centre staff work with the classroom teachers to provide personalised services to our Junior School students.
Dove Occupational Therapy is a paediatric occupational therapy service provider that can offer assessment and intervention to PLC students.
Leanne Allan is a Speech Pathologist specialising in speech, language and literacy development in 3 to 15-year-olds.
Out of School Care
Extend offers a chance for children to learn and play in a fun and supported environment. The after school programme is delivered on site at PLC and available until 6.00 pm.
Our brother school is Scotch College. Many of our boys in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten move on to Scotch. Our Junior School students collaborate regularly.
Junior School Arts & Book Week Festival
This very special week at PLC commences with Book Day, celebrating literature, with both students and staff dressing up as their favourite book character. Grandparents and Special Friends Day follows, with all Junior School students inviting their grandparents or special friends in to spend the morning with them to participate in activities and to show their visitors around their very special school. The week culminates with Junior School Arts Day, with parents and friends invited to attend. On this day, the students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of arts-related activities in including Dance, Drama, Music and House performances. The day concludes with a not-to-be-missed Staff Play.
Learning a second language is not only a valuable life skill, it also enhances and supports the learning of your mother tongue and is an important element of our Primary Year Programme. During Languages Week, the Junior School students, staff and parents come together to celebrate with amazing international food, singing contests and even an International Disco.
Science Week – Festival of Science
With STEM being a very big part of learning in the Junior School, our Festival of Science is one of the most anticipated events on the Junior School calendar. Run across two full days, girls will be fully engaged in a range of Science activities ranging from coding to bicarb rockets and exploring the solar system.