Plympton International College (Primary)

This is the Primary School Profile (Reception - Year 6) for Plympton International College.

Plympton International College caters for students in Reception to Year 12 and is located in the south-western suburbs between the Adelaide city centre and the popular tourist beach of Glenelg. It is close to shopping, cinema complexes and the Adelaide Airport. As the only Chinese bilingual college in South Australia, our students have the opportunity to become fluent in both English and Chinese language. We pride ourselves on being a centre of excellence in learning and language education, by upholding a culture of high expectations and achievement. We foster an intercultural understanding and global citizenship through our bilingual partnerships.

International programs

  • Primary School Program
  • Primary School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Academic achievement
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Global education: English Chinese Bilingual curriculum
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Student leadership
  • Classroom Music program (Reception - Year 6)
  • Performing Arts program (Reception - Year 6)


  • Purpose built STEM facilities
  • Design and Innovation studio
  • Performing Arts centre
  • Home Economics centre
  • Resource centre with large collection of English language and digital resources
  • Specialist play equipment
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, multi sports courts, oval, cricket nets, tennis courts


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Reception–Year 6)
  • Chinese - Mandarin (Reception–Year 6)

Support services

  • Intensive English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International Student Services team
  • Bilingual support officers
  • International Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • After hours homework assistance for international students
  • Student buddy system

Co-curricular sports

  • Australian Rules football, touch football, soccer
  • Badminton, tennis, table tennis
  • Basketball, netball
  • Volleyball, beach volleyball
  • Aquatics

Other co-curricular activities

  • Festival of music choir (Years 5-6)
  • Music - instrumental tuition, string orchestra, concert and rock bands
  • Lunchtime activity programs

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers

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