Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

2014 was the year of the ‘half-year co­hort’. Schools across WA jug­gled en­rol­ments, staffing and cur­ricu­lum of­fer­ings for 12 years be­cause this year group is half the usual size due to a gov­ern­ment-de­ter­mined change in school en­try age back in 2002. They may have been half the size but they punched well above their weight in terms of lead­er­ship, ser­vice and par­tic­i­pa­tion. The highs of last year were wit­ness­ing the tal­ent, en­deav­ours, en­ergy and con­fi­dence of those grad­u­ates. 2015 will be one of cel­e­bra­tion as PLC marks a cen­tury of in­spir­ing women: stu­dents who have chal­lenged what it is pos­si­ble for women to achieve and who have made a dif­fer­ence to com­mu­ni­ties. We will be shar­ing vignettes of our in­spir­ing women across the com­ing year at as­sem­blies as well as on­line. One of the many spe­cial events planned for 2015 will be the cel­e­bra­tion of our Scot­tish ori­gins with an all-schools Pipe Band gath­er­ing com­pe­ti­tion across Easter. With bands join­ing us from around Aus­tralia, Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore it will be a very spe­cial in­ter­na­tional event. Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege prin­ci­pal Beth Black­wood

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