Pymble Ladies’ College has a strong culture of Co-curricular Dance which includes a variety of classes for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The College program prides itself on catering to girls of all abilities and interests.
Pymble offers classes in over ten different disciplines of dance, with Secondary students also having the opportunity to be an Assistant Dance teacher within the program.
The teaching and learning programs for Mathematics at Pymble are based on identifying the learning needs of individuals and cohorts. It is this responsiveness to student needs that has produced Pymble’s tradition of outstanding HSC and Stage 5 results.
The focus of teaching and learning Mathematics is to enhance levels of student engagement by applying an investigative approach to the subject. Our girls are taught how to become mathematicians rather than simply being able to do mathematics by traditional rote methods.
The Pymble Musicians’ Program is a support, monitoring and mentoring program for music scholars and other identified musically gifted students, studying and performing on their instrument at a very high level.
Entry is by invitation or application. It assists student with time management and planning, possible release from some non-essential areas of study or lessons and provision of additional programs to suit the individual needs of the student.
Pymble has a long tradition of excellence in music and offers a huge array of bands, choirs, orchestras and small ensembles. Beginning with the Prep Pizzicatos and the Preparatory School Choir, flowing into the many orchestras, choirs and bands in the Junior School and culminating in the elite Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Pymble Chorale in the Secondary School, there are almost 30 ensembles.
Designed to enable our academically talented students to go beyond the conventional curriculum, the Pymble Sokratis’ Program is available annually to selected students between Years 8 to 10.
Working with an adult mentor, each student works beyond the curriculum in researching a topic of her own choice, before producing an original work inspired by her research. In recent years, these have included websites, digital presentations, short films, graphic novels, poetry and musical compositions.
Pymble students enjoy the experience of being part of a vibrant community, both within the school environment and beyond. They are encouraged to explore their gifts and contribute to the world around them in a positive way, whether through fundraising or volunteer work.
The College has always maintained its focus on community and social action, helping others when they need it most.
A vital aspect of nurturing the minds and imaginations of Pymble students is by providing them with opportunities to experience the world around them. Each year, girls are invited to participate in a variety of overseas tours and exchange opportunities that will allow them to encounter unique and often remote areas of the world.
Opportunities in recent years have included tours focusing upon music, community service, culture, sport, language and, of course, exchange programs.
Music is an intensely personal and emotional force where each student will respond in their own unique way. At Pymble, all students have the opportunity to participate musically through a wide array of ensembles, experiences and activities that celebrate student enjoyment and expertise.
The three programs – Curricular, Co-curricular and Private Music Tuition – complement and support each other, providing our students with the maximum opportunity to expand and enrich their musical experiences.