your daughter | girls' college
Girls and boys process stimuli in quite different ways and there is significant educational research stating that they learn differently too. With this in mind Pittwater House has developed a curriculum focused on engaging young girls' minds in a fun and appropriate way.
The Girls' College runs from Year 5 through to Year 12. All
classes from Year 5 through to 8 are single-sex, enabling students
to continue their learning in an environment proven to produce the
best academic results and foster strong personal development.
From Year 9, students begin a gradual integration to co-educational classes. In Years 9 and 10 elective subjects are taught in co-educational classrooms, whilst the foundation elements of Mathematics, English and Sciences remain single sex. In Years 11 and 12 all classes are fully co-educational so that students are prepared for university and life beyond.
The core learning areas in the Girls College include
English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, Visual
Arts, French, Chinese, Technology, Personal Development, Health
& Physical Education.
In Years 9 and 10, students are able to select elective subjects from up to 17 different subject areas.
HSC candidates in Years 11 and 12 may choose to structure their studies around 24 different courses including different levels of English and Mathematics and special interest courses such as Information Technology, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Creative Arts and Design and vocational and training courses at TAFE.
At Pittwater House we recognise that intellectual development is only one area of development required for young ladies. As such our students are also provided with physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual development.
Through this well-round approach each girl is able to discover her own unique talent.