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

  • 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)


  • Purpose built STEM facilities
  • Design and innovation studio
  • Industry standard health and medical training skills centre
  • Multimedia theatre, performance arts centre
  • Home economics centre
  • Resource centre
  • 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, partnership with University of South Australia (Years 7-12)
  • Specialist Chinese Bilingual program* (Years 7-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - health services and medical research, creative industries (3D animation, game design), information, digital media and technology (Years 10-12)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Years 7-12)
  • *Selective entry program


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 7-12)
  • Chinese-Bilingual program (Mandarin) (Years 7-12)
  • Chinese for background speakers (Years 7–12)
  • Hindi for background speakers (Years 7-12)
  • Other languages through the School of Languages

Support services

  • 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

Co-curricular sports

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

Other co-curricular activities

  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Debating club and public speaking
  • Festival of Music choir
  • Music - instrumental tuition, string orchestra, concert and rock bands
  • Interstate ski trips
  • Overseas Bilingual international study trips
  • State and national competitions
  • After school home work club

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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