Principal Tour : Thursday 3rd May 9.15a.m.
Facilities and resources include:
RESOURCE CENTRE / LIBRARY
Our Resource Centre provides print, multimedia and online resources to support the teaching program of the school, as well as services that encourage and support the development of reading and information literacy skills. The library's collection consists of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audiocassettes and CDROMs selected primarily to meet the curriculum requirements of the students.
There is a bank of computers for class or individual use offering access to the Internet and personal files. Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities are available. The library catalogue can be accessed through the school Intranet from all computers in the school.
Junior School classes visit the Resource Centre for weekly browsing and borrowing, instruction sessions, Resourced Based Learning and individual research.
A teacher librarian is always available to help individual students with specific information and research requests and works with the Middle and Senior School classes on explicit skill building activities.
Chess club currently meets on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch.
Homework help is offered to all students after school on Wednesdays.
Adequate room is provided for individual, quiet study as well as group and class instruction.
WOODWORK, METALWORK, ELECTRONICS
Plympton International College is very proud of the achievements of our students in our Tech Studies workshop. Students from Years 8 to 12 progressively learn a variety of skills using a wide range of tools and machinery. Our curriculum centres around Woodwork, Metalwork and Electronics projects.
As students move through their year levels, the complexity of projects tackled and machinery introduced to them increases, with much attention paid to safety training. Here is an indication of Hand & Power Tools / Equipment the students will be introduced to:
Woodwork - Years 8 to 10
Woodwork - Years 11 to 12
A sample of some popular projects students might learn to construct follows, with our teaching team always open to new ideas:
GYM & SPORTING FACILITIES
Plympton International College has an extensive range of sporting facilities for all students from Reception through to Year 12. Our fully equipped indoor Gymnasium is perfect for sports and physical education in all weather conditions including:
Outdoor playing fields provide lovely grassed areas for:
We have quality tennis courts and a multi-purpose hard court, giving students access to an outstanding facility. Reception to Year 5 students also undertake water safety and swimming classes annually.
The school canteen is operated by the Governing Council and provides an efficient service for the whole school community. A range of healthy food, prepared daily, is available for our students.