Plympton International College (Secondary)

This is the High School Profile (Years 7 - 12) 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. Plympton International College comprises a harmonious multicultural community where diversity is valued within a family friendly atmosphere. The major focus of the school is to support students to be successful and to acknowledge and celebrate these successes.

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • English Chinese bilingual curriculum
  • Performing arts
  • Flexible learning programs
  • Student wellbeing and engagement

Facilities

  • Design and technology centre
  • Multimedia theatre
  • Music and drama suites
  • Home economics centre
  • Health industry trade skills centre (hospital setting)
  • Technical studies workshop - woodwork, metalwork, electronics
  • Resource centre with large collection of English and digital resources
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, multi sports courts, oval, cricket nets, tennis courts
  • School canteen and cafeteria
  • Year 11 and 12 study rooms

Special interest programs

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - health services, information, digital media and technology (Years 8-12)

Languages

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 7-12)
  • Chinese - Mandarin (Years 7–12)
  • Hindi for background speakers (Year 7)

Support services

  • English language support
  • English homework support program
  • International Student Program manager
  • International Student Program support officer
  • International student mentor support
  • Bilingual support officers
  • After hours homework assistance for EAL students
  • Student buddy system

Co-curricular sports

  • Australian Rules football, touch football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball, beach volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating club (Years 7-9)
  • Festival of Music choir (Year 7)
  • Music - instrumental tuition, string orchestra, concert and rock bands
  • Beacon Program - motivating and inspiring students towards personal success

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers. Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change. Visit school website for information and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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