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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. 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

  • Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)
  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Academic achievement
  • Specialist health and medical science/research program, in partnership with University of South Australia
  • Global Education: specialist Chinese Bilingual program
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Student leadership

Facilities

  • Purpose built STEM facilities
  • Design and innovation studio
  • Industry standard health and medical skills centre
  • Multimedia theatre
  • Performance arts centre
  • Home economics centre
  • Resource centre with large collection of English, languages and digital resources
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, multi sports courts, oval, cricket nets, tennis courts
  • Private senior secondary study rooms

Special interest programs

  • Specialist Health and Medical science/research program, in partnership with University of South Australia
  • Specialist Chinese Bilingual program* (Years 8-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - health services and medical research, creative industries (3D animation and game design), information, digital media and technology (Years 10-12)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Years 7-12)
  • *Selective entry program

Languages

  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) (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
  • Ski trip

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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