The PAC Battlefield Tour

As the significant National remembrance day, ANZAC Day approaches, several senior students from Years 10, 11 and 12 will be reflecting the battlefields by taking part in a journey, The 2018 Battlefield Tour, from 14 April to 28 April 2018. In previous years, PAC students have taken part in this wonderful opportunity to experience the […]

Duke of Edinburgh’s, International Award and Royal Visit to PAC

Author: Ashley Hutchings, Academic Leader, Humanities. Prince Alfred College. “Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.” The Duke of Edinburgh Award has a rich history dating back to 1956 when The Duke of Edinburgh launched The Award. The Award provides a platform to encourage students to succeed, push their personal boundaries and evolve as Princes Men. A rich history […]

Reading – Knowledge Tests in Disguise.

Author: Ben Evans, Director of Teaching and Learning, Prince Alfred College. “Reading – Knowledge Tests in Disguise.” – This title is from the cognitive psychologist, Daniel Willingham. He does for edu-soundbites what Oscar Wilde did for epigrams and witticisms. The quote in full is: “reading tests are knowledge tests in disguise” and I first came […]

Settling in new Boarders.

Author: Darren Roylett (Director of Boarding & Boys’ Education PAC) The Transition Program in the PAC boarding community – breaking the ice! At the end of each year it is quite a reflective occasion to say our farewells to the departing Year 12s. Many of these boys have been with us in boarding for 3 to […]

Wilderness School and Prince Alfred College Join Forces.

Extracts in this article are provided by 2017 PAC College Captain, Nick Demianyk. The Student Representative Council from Wilderness School and Prince Alfred College Prefects have combined to form a partnership to deal with issues that are most prevalent in today’s society. “Respectful Relationships”, is an initiative which addresses issues most prevalent in today’s society, prescribed gender […]

To tour another country as part of a school sporting team adds a valuable dimension to this experience.

PAC is a school with a unique record in cricket. The Prince Alfred College 2017 United Kingdom Cricket Tour departed for London on Thursday 22 June 2017 and returned to Adelaide on Friday 14 July 2017. 17 of Prince Alfred College’s top performing cricketers and 4 support staff, participated in what was a unique opportunity. Our […]

The key advantage for the boarding pupil is time: there is so much of it! Boarders benefit from 24/7 access.

Author: Ben Evans (Director of Teaching and Learning). Schools are institutions functioning not as static monoliths, but as organic, living, breathing, developing bodies. All Schools rely on strong communities existing within their walls, and these communities are interconnected – through academic subjects, musical ensembles, sports teams, drama troupes, clubs, societies and friendships. Every boy should […]