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Our Facilities - Plympton International College
Centre of Excellence for R-12 Learners
(08) 8297 0488

Principal Tour : Thursday 3rd May 9.15a.m.

Our Facilities

Plympton International College has many excellent facilities available for students. Extensive green space, age appropriate play equipment, modern technology suites and and buildings. Take a tour of our school by exploring the various Educational, Social and Sporting services featured below.

Facilities and resources include:

  • Airconditioned classrooms
  • Access to all buildings by ramps and a lift in the main building
  • Extensive playing fields provide grassed areas for soccer, football and cricket
  • Quality tennis court area and multi-purpose hard court
  • Gymnasium with facilities for basketball, netball, soccer, badminton and volleyball
  • Design and Technology centre
  • Multimedia theatre
  • Computer suites
  • Music suite
  • Library and Resource Centre
  • Health Industry Trade Skills Centre
  • Home Economics Centre
  • Technology Centre - wood work and metal work
  • Science laboratories
  • Visual art rooms
  • Student Canteen and Cafeteria area

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.

Opening Hours

  •  Before school  8.30 - 8.45am
  •  Recess  closed
  •  Lunch  1.05 - 1.35pm
  •  After school  3.05 - 3.20 pm

Activities

Chess club currently meets on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch.

Homework help is offered to all students after school on Wednesdays.

Study Areas

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

  • Drill Presses
  • Band Saws
  • Disc Sanders
  • A range of hand tools: hammers; chisels; screw drivers etc

Woodwork - Years 11 to 12

  • Radial Arm Saws
  • Thicknesses
  • Circular Saws
  • Lathes
  • Table Routers

Metal Work

  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding Equipment
  • A range of hand tools : Hack Saws; Marking Out Tools; Files; Mallets etc
  • Drill Presses
  • Pedal Stool Grinders

Electronics

  • Soldering Equipment
  • Various Hand Tools
  • Identification of Electronic Components

A sample of some popular projects students might learn to construct follows, with our teaching team always open to new ideas:

  • Small Wooden Toys: Cars; Trucks; Planes
  • Whistle
  • Pens
  • Returning boomerang
  • Small Table
  • Foosball Table
  • Surf Board Racks
  • Clocks
  • Tables
  • Electric Guitar
  • Sheet Metal Trays
  • Pencil cases
  • Storage Tins
  • A-Frame Toolbox
  • Construct one of 8 'LED' Fun Kits

GYM & SPORTING FACILITIES

Multi-Sport Gymnasium

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:

  •  Basketball
  •  Netball
  •  Soccer
  •  Badminton
  •  Volleyball

Outdoor playing fields provide lovely grassed areas for:

  •  Soccer
  •  Football
  •  Cricket
  •  Golf

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.

SCHOOL CANTEEN

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.